Join us November 15 to learn about valuable overdose prevention resources including a NARCAN demonstration.
Overdose Epidemic Information & Resources Event | November 15
Join us on Wednesday, November 15, at 5:30pm. Buffalo Toronto Public Media is hosting a free awareness event featuring a NARCAN demonstration by Erie County Health Department and organizations with overdose prevention resources. We will also be screening the short film BROTHER. Dinner will be provided.
You've heard the statistics. They may even come close to home as many across New York State struggle with an addiction to painkillers, heroin, or other opioids. From schools to jails to government chambers the crisis is having a social and economic impact in our communities.
Brother is an experimental, short, animated documentary that takes audiences inside filmmaker Joanna Rudnick’s intimate phone calls with her brother during a period of his remission from heroin addiction. Their nonlinear conversation paints a detailed, uncensored picture of one person’s story of addiction—tracing back to the pain of a debilitating learning disability, followed by years lived on the hamster wheel of relapse and recovery under the stigmatizing shadow of a society that views substance use and dependence as a moral failing. This personal narrative is a universal story experienced by millions of families living with opioid addiction every day. In Rudnick’s telling, the story crosses between past and present, fantasy and reality, documentary and narrative, and the bonds and boundaries that pull families apart.
There will be many related organizations present with resources and information.
Reserve your seat today for this free event. Dinner will be provided.
About Overdose Epidemic:
Thanks to special funding set aside in the state budget, public media stations in New York have come together to raise awareness about specific issues that impact our communities throughout the state. Buffalo Toronto Public Media joins with public media partners across New York State to examine the addiction and overdose crisis.
Overdose Epidemic Information & Resources Event
Wednesday, November 15
Buffalo Toronto Public Media
140 Lower Terrace
Free Parking | 140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo Toronto Public Media is conveniently located in downtown Buffalo at 140 Lower Terrace, near the I-190. The entrance to our parking lot is on Charles Street (also known as "Mark Russell Alley").
Funding for Student Mental Health was provided in part by the New York State Education Department.