On this episode of Below the Radar's Pandemic Conversations series we talk with Garth Mullins, documentarian, community organizer, and host and executive producer of the podcast CRACKDOWN. Garth and our host Am Johal talk about how the overdose crisis in Vancouver has been affected by COVID-19, and the positive affects that listening to drug user activists can have on the safety of the community.
About Our Guest
Garth Mullins is an award-winning documentarian and longtime community organizer, host and executive producer of CRACKDOWN.
Garth has been an opioid user for years, injecting heroin daily all the way through the last overdose crisis, and is now on methadone. The podcast is led by an editorial board made up of some of Vancouver’s most experienced drug user activists. CRACKDOWN is produced by Cited Media Productions on the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-waututh) Nations.
CITE THIS EPISODE
Johal, Am. Pandemic Conversations: Fentanyl Contamination Deaths during COVID-19 — with Garth Mullins.” Below the Radar, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Podcast audio,July 2, 2020. https://www.sfu.ca/vancity-office-community-engagement/below-the-radar-podcast/series/pandemic-conversations/61-garth-mullins.html.