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A Deliberative Dialogue on America's Opioid Epidemic

Opioid overdoses claim more than 130 lives every day in the U.S., and are now the leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50. Monroe County is no stranger to this problem. Between 2016 and 2018, nearly 300 people died of opioid overdoes in Monroe County. On April 25th, from 1230-145pm in Monroe B on the Brighton Campus, The Democracy Commitment at MCC, the Politicos, the MCC Honors Institute, and the Institute for Humanities at MCC are jointly sponsoring a campus deliberation titled A Deliberative Dialogue on America's Opioid Epidemic. The conversation will focus on three options: treatment for all, enforcement, and individual choice.

Because this event will take the form of a deliberative dialogue, those in attendance will drive the discussion alongside MCC students trained in moderating deliberative dialogues. To help anchor the discussion, we will use an issue advisory provided by the National Issues Forums. Please find the advisory, titled What Should We Do about the Opioid Epidemic?, attached to this announcement.

This forum is free and open to the campus community and public. If you or your students are interested in attending, or you would like more information, please email Joseph Scanlon at

Attached Files:
Opioid issue advisory.pdf

Scanlon, Joseph
Anthrop/History/Poli. Science/Sociology