Past Events

June 10, 2021
12-1 p.m.
Ohio Civics Essential

Test your civics knowledge: virtual events are back

Ohio Civics Essential will host its second virtual panel titled “Opioids & Policy Reform” on June 10 at noon with three subject matter experts joining together to discuss the opioid crisis and how we may best help those struggling with substance abuse and addiction.
August 20, 2020
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Dover, OH

Community Conversation at Dover Public Library - Humanizing the Addict

The goal of this session is to challenge our existing attitudes about who addiction affects. Using statistics on the opioid epidemic, along with a poem contributed by a social worker and substance abuse counselor, participants will explore the reach of opioids in Ohio. This session facilitated by Not Far from Me co-editor, Daniel Skinner.
February 5, 2020
7–8 p.m.
Delaware Main Library
Delaware, OH
Community Conversation

Community Conversations: The Opioid Epidemic

"Not Far from Me" co-editors Berkeley Franz and Dan Skinner will discuss opioids in Ohio and engage attendees in a discussion. The Central Ohio Symphony will begin the conversation with a drum circle.
November 15, 2019
11:30am-1:30pm
The Kumar Center at Soin Medical Center
Beavercreek, OH
Community Conversation

Community Conversation - Beavercreek

Using first-person stories from Not Far from Me: Stories of Opioids and Ohio, community conversation events will feature community members facilitating in-depth community discussions to encourage critical, historically-informed dialogue around opioid use, with the aim of reducing stigma.
September 26, 2019
7-8 p.m.

Not Far from Me Book Discussion at Grandview Heights Public Library

Not Far from Me co-editor Dan Skinner will discuss the book collection, plus an audience Q&A. Meet and greet with contributors and local addiction services advocates. Books will be available for sale. 7-8 pm. FREE. Grandview Heights Public Library 1685 W. First Ave. Columbus, OH 43212.
September 23, 2019
7-8:30 p.m.

Not Far from Me Book Discussion at Bexley Public Library

Not Far from Me co-editors Berkeley Franz and Dan Skinner will discuss the book collection, plus an audience Q&A. Meet and greet with contributors. Books will be available for sale. 7-8:30 pm. FREE. Bexley Public Library, 2411 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43209.
September 14, 2019
2-3:30 p.m.
Licking County Library (Downtown Newark)
Newark, OH
Community Conversation

Community Conversation - Newark

Using first-person stories from Not Far from Me: Stories of Opioids and Ohio, community conversation events will feature community members facilitating in-depth community discussions to encourage critical, historically-informed dialogue around opioid use, with the aim of reducing stigma.
August 19, 2019
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Lima Public Library
Lima, OH
Community Conversation

Community Conversation - Lima

Using first-person stories from Not Far from Me: Stories of Opioids and Ohio, community conversation events will feature community members facilitating in-depth community discussions to encourage critical, historically-informed dialogue around opioid use, with the aim of reducing stigma.
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