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DOPESICK: Showing & Discussion

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617 8 Avenue Southwest

Calgary, AB T2P 1H1

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Announcing our panelists:

Michelle Robinson

Michelle is currently running for Ward 10 here in Calgary, has worked with the 12 Community Safety Initiative @12CSI, and is a leader in fighting for Aboriginal rights. She is always active in our communities, helping to make our city a more inclusive and safer place.

Claire O’Gorman

Claire is the program coordinator for Calgary’s primary harm reduction program, Safeworks, where she is privileged to work alongside people who use drugs, healthcare providers, and community partners to offer programs and services that meet people “where they’re at”. Before returning to her hometown, Calgary, in 2014, Claire lived and worked in Kigali, Rwanda and Vancouver, BC. When she is not touting the benefits of harm reduction and sexual health education, Claire can be found on Calgary’s bike path or in the mountains.

Chelsea Burnham

Chelsea is a member of Alberta Addicts Who Educate and Advocate Responsibly (AAWEAR), and strongly believes in harm reduction. She was once addicted to heroin but has successfully been on a methadone program for many years now. She is passionate about working with people struggling with homelessness, addiction and mental health issues, and people working in the sex industry.

Rosalind Davis

Rosalind Davis is a co-founder of Changing the Face of Addiction. She lost her partner, Nathan, to overdose after he battled a year and half opioid addiction. Rosalind felt that the health system failed Nathan. She and our organization advocate for progressive drug policy, access to timely, compassionate evidence-based treatment, and educating to end to stigma.

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A’lisa Ramsey- featured in Dopesick and will be introducing the documentary

"This feature film follows the lives of people in Alberta, Canada, affected by the powerful opioid drug fentanyl. The underlying source of the fentanyl crisis in the country goes back to 2012, when the notorious prescription painkiller OxyContin was pulled from pharmacy shelves in lieu of a "safer" alternative called OxyNeo. In response to the change, counterfeit fentanyl disguised as fake OxyContin pills started popping up, proliferated, and ended up sparking a full-on crisis in the country—with Canada's west becoming a major epicentre."

~Vice

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