Wednesday, September 9 at 7 p.m.
Free Online Event
Join us next Wednesday evening for the launch of “This Is Ohio,” an important new book about Ohio’s overdose crisis and the grassroots effort trying to do something about it.
Harm Reduction Ohio President Dennis Cauchon will discuss the book with author Jack Shuler, who has spent years traveling across Ohio to understand people who use drugs, the overdose problem and how our state has responded.
“This Is Ohio: The Overdose Crisis and the Front Lines of a New America” is the most important, deeply reported book ever written on our tragic overdose era and the people who have suffered as well as the people trying to change things.
Many Harm Reduction Ohio people are featured in the book, including Cauchon (HRO founder), Sheila Humphrey-Craig (HRO Dayton-Montgomery County director) and Billy McCall (HRO syringe program advocacy director), and the late Dylan Stanley (HRO’s former community outreach director).
Billy will join us for part of the conversation.
The book also features important Ohio harm reduction figures including Lisa Roberts (public health nurse in Portsmouth), Blyth Barnow (harm reduction manager, Faith in Public Life), and Trish Perry (Newark Homeless Outreach).
Jack is the author of three previous books, including The Thirteenth Turn: A History of the Noose. He is chair of the narrative journalism program at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. His web site is here.
You can buy “This Is Ohio” here. The book costs $19.59 on Amazon for a hardcover version and $14.99 on Kindle.
This book launch event is sponsored by The Mercantile Library of Cincinnati and held in partnership with PEN Across America and Harm Reduction Ohio.
Please join us. The event is free.