Episode 4:  I see a lot of addiction in my community, and I don’t know how to respond.
How do we make sense of addiction and other health crises in our communities? How do we respond? What does our national history with addictions tell us about our democracy?

Part 1: Interview with Polly Clove, RNP, pediatric public health nurse, about her experience as a long-time resident of rural Northern California and as the daughter of an addict shapes her view of the many families she treats impacted by opioid addiction.

Part 2: Jamea Richmond Edwards (MFA, Howard University) about how her relationships to the addicted women in her family shaped her paintings of the women of urban Detroit’s crack epidemic; Susan Mizruchi (English, Boston U) on humanities-informed approaches to the opioid epidemic; Caroline Jean Acker (History, Carnegie Mellon) on histories of opioid use in the US.

Part 3:  Conversation.

Thank you to our promotional sponsor Digital Humanities @ San Diego State University, advocating for public-facing, forward-looking, diversity-engaged humanities research and teaching.