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      Capitalist Crises, the Politics of Class Hegemony, and the Opioid Epidemic in New York


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      June 27, 2019

      Thursday   4:30 PM

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      Capitalist Crises, the Politics of Class Hegemony, and the Opioid Epidemic

      Drug Policy Alliance's Office of Academic Engagement and SUNY-Stonybrook present the Drug Researchers’ Roundtable (#DrugResearchersRT), a monthly meeting for academics and researchers in the field of drug policy, criminology, and addiction and related fields to present their work to fellow New York based scholars, academics, researchers, and drug policy advocates. For our June Drug Researchers' Roundtable, we are excited to host Dr. Sam Friedman! Summary Sam Friedman is writing a book on capitalist structures, contradictions, and struggles as they have shaped the HIV/AIDS epidemic. In this talk, he will consider how the contradictions, primarily one-way class war, and misery produced by the last half century in the United States have helped produce the current opioid and overdose epidemic. He will also discuss possible ways to undo these contradictions and miseries and thereby end not only the overdose epidemic but also the human dilemmas in which it is based. Speaker Sam Friedman, PhD, is the Director of the Institute of Infectious Disease Research at National Development and Research Institutes. He has conducted research on drug use, HIV/AIDS and related topics since 1983. He is the author of almost 600 professional publications and has published well over 200 poems. Event accessibility The event is wheelchair accessible and will take place on 131 W 33rd Street, 15th floor. There is a gender-neutral restroom. To respect people with allergies or environmental sensitivities, please refrain from wearing strong fragrances. If taking public transportation, the nearest wheelchair accessible subway stations are 34th Street - Penn Station and 34th Street - Herald Square. If you have questions or require accommotions, please email acohen@drugpolicy.org or call Aliza Cohen at 212.613.8055.

      Categories: Politics & Activism

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