At our International Overdose Awareness Day 2018, we had a “video voice” booth to capture attendees’ reflections on overdose and OD awareness. Please watch this short compilation, which features Mark Kinzly, Entropy Ernst, and Elizabeth Salisbury, Matthew Silver, and other wonderful humans.
Memorial-tribute video to honor the life of Dan Bigg. This video contains a collection of existing footage of Dan along with people interviews with people who knew him and have been inspired by him and his work.
For those of you who weren’t able to join us to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day 2018 (or even if you were), here’s the video of the daylong event held at our west side outreach office.
Dear Friends, Colleagues, Collaborators, Funders, and Community Partners:
With a mixture of sadness and optimism, I’d like to let you know that the Chicago Recovery Alliance has established an interim leadership team. Greg Scott will serve as the Interim Executive Director with considerable support from Associate Directors Karen Stanczykiewicz and Suzanne Carlberg-Racich. I (Maya Doe-Simkins) will be temporarily stepping into Greg’s former role of Director of Media & Communications.
Dan Bigg, activist, visionary, and harm reduction pioneer, died on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. In this episode of the Narcotica podcast Zach Siegel interviews journalist Max Blau, who has been researching the history of naloxone, about Bigg’s radical legacy.
Tessie Castillo: When I think of Dan Bigg, I think of Santa Claus — not a jolly, red-suited figure of lore who delivers tricycles and wooden horse rockers to children, but an edgy, swearing, fingers-in-the-air Santa Claus whose gifts were the gifts of life.