Last night, OSI-Baltimore co-hosted the latest in our Talking About Race series, Harm Reduction and Communities of Color with the University of Baltimore’s College of Public Affairs (CPA).

After a welcome by CPA dean Roger E. Hartley, panelists Kassandra Frederique, New York State Director at the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), Samuel Roberts, Associate Professor of History at Columbia University and Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, Miriam Alvarez, Outreach Coordinator at Behavioral Health System Baltimore, Scott Nolen, director of OSI’s Drug Addiction Treatment program, and moderator Rajani Gudlavalleti, Community Organizer for Baltimore Safe Consumption Spaces, discussed the idea of harm reduction and the far-reaching consequences of the “war on drugs” in communities of color.

It was an enlightening and engaging conversation. The full audio is below.

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