Sarah Blyth joins Jamie-Leigh Gonzales for a conversation about the politics of illicit drugs. With an understanding of what it is like to make change from her experience as both a policy maker and a frontline worker, Sarah uses her voice to advocate for access to safe drugs for community members in the Downtown Eastside.
In this episode we take a closer look at what our politicians can do to acknowledge and respond to the opioid crisis. We also discuss the implications of legalizing cannabis for low income or homeless folks, and the importance of discussing these topics with youth.
About Our Guest
Sarah Blyth is former Chair of the Vancouver Park Board Commission and Founding member of the Overdose Prevention Society, an organization that has inspired many overdose prevention sites across Canada and around the world and saves lives every day.
Read more about the Overdose Prevention Society.
CITE THIS EPISODE
Gonzales, Jamie-Leigh. “Call it what it is: a look at the opioid crisis — with Sarah Blyth.” Below the Radar, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Podcast audio, January 28, 2019. https://www.sfu.ca/vancity-office-community-engagement/below-the-radar-podcast/episodes/9-sarah-blyth.html.