Reflections on Overdose Awareness

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.

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A Tribute to Dan Bigg

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.

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International Overdose Awareness Day 2018

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.

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Interim Leadership Team

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.

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In Memory of Dan Bigg, Harm Reduction Godfather

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.

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