Have you seen a drug overdose or helped to reverse an overdose


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Join a workshop to make a digital story (about 3 minutes) to destigmatize Narcan (or naloxone) and promote harm reduction strategies in Colorado.

Participants must be 18 years or older and be a Colorado resident. For the virtual workshop option, participants must have access to a computer with a WIFI connection. Computers will be provided in the in-person workshops.

No experience in video making is needed.

We have spots for 50 people in digital storytelling workshops. Each workshop includes around 20 hours of training. Workshops are scheduled in July and August 2021. Workshops are offered in the virtual (Zoom) format and in-person format. 

This is a digital storytelling project to help reduce stigma and shame associated with drug use. It is for 

  • Opioid users 

  • Friends and family members of opioid users

  • People of color, caregivers and professionals who have helped reverse an opioid overdose and/or

  • People of color, caregivers and professionals such as EMTs, paramedics, nurses, fire fighters and law enforcement employees who have direct experience with Narcan (or naloxone) distribution for harm reduction purposes

Complete around 20 hours of digital storytelling training and receive a King Soopers/City Market e-gift card ($250.).

Individuals who participate in the project have the option to disguise their faces and voices. 

Videos produced in the project will be shared publicly via the project webpage and DVDs.

individuals in a group hugWorkshops

Online (Zoom) Workshop. Participants are required to attend all four online sessions on consecutive Wednesdays (July 7, 14, 21 and 28). Each virtual meeting runs from 10am-2pm.

In-Person Workshops. Participants are required to attend all sessions for any specific location; snacks and/or meals provided. Location details for in-person workshops will be shared after we confirm spaces. 

  • Pueblo: 130-330pm, Tuesdays (July 6, 13, 20 and 27)

  • Denver: 6-9pm Friday, July 9; 10am-4pm Saturday, July 10; and 10am-4pm Sunday, July 11

  • Carbondale: 6-9pm Friday, July 16; 10am-4pm Saturday, July 17; and 10am-4pm Sunday, July 18

  • Grand Junction: 6-9pm Friday, July 23; 10am-4pm, Saturday, July 24; and 10am-4pm Sunday, July 25

  • Denver: 6-9pm Friday, August 6; 10am-4pm Saturday, August 7; and 10am-4pm Sunday August 8

Register Here

This project is funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ‘Overdose Data to Action’ grant. For more information contact Marty Otañez, Project Leader and Associate Professor, Anthropology Department, CU Denver, Marty.Otanez@ucdenver.edu

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