Vincennes University hosting opioid crisis discussion

Vincennes University hosting opioid crisis discussion

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November 06, 2019

November 6, 2019 / Vincennes University hosting opioid crisis discussion

VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University Humanities Film and Lecture Series (HFLS) is proud to present Dying to Get High: Confronting the Opioid Crisis, a two-part discussion examining the opioid epidemic in America on Nov. 12 at 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and again at 6-8 p.m. in the Shircliff Center Auditorium on the Vincennes University campus.

Both events will be held at 130 E. Harrison St. and are open to the public.

Peter Haskins, author of A Safe Place for Brent, founder and former Director of Life After Meth, and current Pastor of the First Christian Church in Vincennes, Indiana will examine the national and local impact of the current opioid crisis at 11 a.m. Haskins places the national opioid crisis within a cultural and historical context, highlighting its impact on both urban centers and rural communities. At 6 p.m., Haskins and fellow panel guest situate the local opioid crisis within that larger national framework.

Light refreshments will be served.


Aaron Tyson Sims
Associate Professor of English
Vincennes University
Phone: (812) 888-4218
FAX: (812) 888-5531

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