While Opioid addictions and overdoses is a crisis across the country and provincially, the statistics are staggering for Southern Alberta. The speaker will provide context and put a face to these statistics. The presentation will address Policies developed to stem the tide of addiction and drug poisonings. Policies purported to assist individuals to treatment and support will be reviewed. The advocacy of “Moms Stop the Harm” and the policies and solutions the group would like to see implemented will be discussed.
Speaker: Amber Jensen
Amber Jensen is a member of Moms Stop the Harm and a social justice advocate in Southern Alberta. She has 13 years experience working in the human services field and holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Lethbridge. Amber is the co-author of “I Am the Opioid Crisis: Stories from Southern Alberta”. She also started a non-profit organization called Sweetgrass Youth Alliance that strives to support youth transitioning from youth to adulthood that are involved in the currently broken systems.
Date/time: Thursday December 7, 2023. Presentation begins at 12 & concludes at 1 p.m.
Cost: Free, but donations are gratefully accepted
Location: Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization (LSCO) Dining Room, 500-11 Street S, Lethbridge, AB
Lunch & Refreshments: The Atrium Dining Room will be available by 11:15 am. Please arrive early before the start of the Presentation to patronize the LSCO cafeteria and enjoy their excellent variety of good value food options.