UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 6046
Santa Barbara, CA  93106
(805) 893-8538
CROSSINGS+BOUNDARIES TALK: DREAMLAND: AMERICA’S OPIATE EPIDEMIC AND HOW WE GOT HERE
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Sam Quinones
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4:00 PM (6:00 PM)
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DESCRIPTION
   Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic recounts twin stories of drug marketing in the twenty-first century: A pharmaceutical corporation flags its legal new opiate prescription painkiller as nonaddictive. Meanwhile, immigrants from a small town in Nayarit, Mexico devise a method for retailing black-tar heroin like pizza in the US, and take that system nationwide, riding a wave of addiction to prescription pills from coast to coast. The collision of those two forces has led to America’s deadliest drug scourge in modern times. Dreamland won a National Book Critics Circle award for the Best Nonfiction Book of 2015. Sam Quinones is a Los Angeles-based freelance journalist and author of three books of narrative nonfiction. He has reported on immigration, gangs, drug trafficking, and the border as a reporter for the L.A. Times (2004–2014) and as a freelance writer in Mexico (1994–2004).
   Sponsored by the IHC’s Crossings + Boundaries series, the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life, and the IHC’s Idee Levitan Endowment.
   Event Category & Type:   Lecture ( Classes, Seminars, Conferences)

VENUE
   UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA 93106 , Santa Barbara, CA  93106

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   Admission:  FREE to All
   Phone:  (805) 893-2004
   Email:  rlevinsonemley@ihc.ucsb.edu
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   This event is ..... Open to the Public, All Welcome




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