Travis Lupick & Beth Macy

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VIRTUAL: Live via Zoom 
Monday, January 10, 7:30 PM ET
Book Launch: Travis Lupick presents Light Up the Night: America’s Overdose Crisis and the Drug Users Fighting for Survival
In conversation with Beth Macy

As awareness of the opioid overdose crisis has spread apace with its fallout, media coverage has established a clear narrative—one that implicates, mainly, the pharmaceutical companies who’ve flooded America with narcotics since the ’90s. But that isn’t the whole story. It leaves out the devastating impact of the War on Drugs, and the crucial voices of drug users themselves. In Light Up the Night, reporter and author Travis Lupick follows two activists at the front lines of a movement of people who use drugs and who are organizing across the country in response to a record number of overdose deaths to save lives, end stigma, and inspire commonsense policy reform. Lupick joins Greenlight (virtually!) in conversation with award-winning journalist and author of Dopesick Beth Macy for a piercing discussion of the role of the War on Drugs in today’s opioid crisis and the power of drug user-lead grassroots activism in fighting back.

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Light Up the Night: America's Overdose Crisis and the Drug Users Fighting for Survival By Travis Lupick Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620976388
Availability: Not In Store / Available To Order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: New Press - January 4th, 2022

A revelatory, moving narrative that offers a harrowing critique of the war on drugs from voices seldom heard in the conversation: drug users who are working on the front lines to reduce overdose deaths

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