Urban Challenges Forum - Fentanyl: Breaking the Cycle
The SFU Urban Studies Program joins Douglas College and the City of New Westminster in co-sponsoring two public forums on urban challenges.
The urban challenges forums are free and open to the public.
Rescheduled from February 9.
March 30, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The fentanyl crisis is new, but the opioid crisis is not. Join a frank discussion of how fentanyl fits within a pattern of opioid crises that goes back to the 1970s; the overlapping issues of homelessness, addiction, mental illness and criminality; how police are responding and the challenges they face; and long-term solutions based on a practical understanding of the larger issues.
Where: Douglas College, New Westminster campus. Room 2201
- Dr. Regina Casey, psychosocial rehabilitation program coordinator, Douglas College (moderator)
- Dr. Julian Somers, Faculty of Health Sciences, SFU
- Dave Jones, chief constable, New Westminster Police Department