The number of people affected by heroin is growing and the degrees of separation are lessening, what can we do to solve it? It’s a well-known problem, nationally and locally in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky. The heroin epidemic seems almost too big for any one person or organization to fix, but, what if we could break it down and tackle it in a smaller, more manageable way? As creatives, we would like to believe that our work has an impact on the people and world that we live in. Join AIGA Cincinnati for an event - part lecture, part workshop - as we make strides to help those in our city most in need.
About our speaker: Carol Baden, community outreach specialist at State of Ohio Attorney General’s Office, will lead a discussion on the opioid crisis, the rise of the Narcan drug, and community engagement strategies. Carol was a nurse and medical professional for 25 years before she quit her job to unify the fight against heroin in Ohio. She has organized meetings to educate the community, provided resource lists for those suffering from addiction and created the Community Recovery Project, a support and resources group on opiate and heroin addiction. Carol and the Community Recovery Program are fighting simply because “heroin sucks.”
The workshop portion of the event will have attendees break into groups to creatively brainstorm solutions to two to three issues. Those solutions will be presented to the Ohio Attorney General Board for consideration. Workshop will be led by Kristen Pericleous, Co-VP + Design for Good Director of AIGA Cincinnati.
Light bites and refreshments will be provided. Please come prepared to think, create, and solve. A laptop and/or notebook are recommended.