Garth Mullins: Fentanyl Contamination Deaths during Covid-19

Peer reviewed: 
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Scholarly level: 
Faculty/Staff
Date created: 
2020-07-02
Keywords: 
COVID-19
pandemic
public health
public health crisis
opioid crisis
fentanyl
harm reduction
DTES
vancouver
addiction
knowledge democracy
Below the Radar Conversations
Abstract: 

On this episode of our Below the Radar 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 effects that listening to drug user activists can have on the safety of the community. 

CRACKDOWN is a new, monthly podcast about drugs, drug policy and the drug war led by drug user activists and supported by research. Each episode will tell the story of a community fighting for their lives. It’s also about solutions, justice for those we have lost, and saving lives. Learn more https://crackdownpod.com/

The host and executive producer of CRACKDOWN is Garth Mullins, an award-winning documentarian and longtime community organizer. 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.

Language: 
English
Document type: 
Video
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