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Friday, January 4 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Reporting from inside Vancouver's fentanyl crisis

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Travis Lupick, an award winning journalist with the Georgia Straight newspaper and the author of Fighting for Space: How a Group of Drug Users Transformed One City's Struggle with Addiction, was living in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside when the dangerous synthetic-opioid fentanyl contaminated the illicit-drug market there. He'll recount how residents reacted to the health emergency and what it was like reporting from the community as overdose deaths skyrocketed and government appeared helpless to respond.

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Travis Lupick

Staff Writer, The Georgia Straight
Travis Lupick is an award-winning journalist based in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and the author of Fighting for Space: How a Group of Drug Users Transformed One City’s Struggle with Addiction (Arsenal Pulp Press, June 2018). 

Friday January 4, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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