Ohio University

skip to main content
Sam Q event

Standing Together: Fighting Our Community’s Opioid Epidemic

Sam Quinones, author of  Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic, will visit the Athens area Wednesday, Oct. 11 through Friday, Oct. 13. During his time in the area, Quinones will be speaking at several different locations. Please join us in welcoming Quinones to the area as well as hearing about how we can stand together to fight our community's opioid epidemic. We hope to see you there! 

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, October 11

Grover Lecture
12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Ohio University Walter Rotunda
25 S Green Drive, Athens, OH
Free and open to the public
Interpreter services will be provided

Watch the livestream

Faculty/Student Forum
2 - 3 p.m.
Ohio University Walter Rotunda
25 S Green Drive, Athens, OH
Free and open to OHIO faculty and students
Interpreter services will be provided
Community Discussion
6 - 9 p.m.
Nelsonville High School
2 Buckeye Drive, Nelsonville, OH
Free and open to the public
Light meal will be served at 8 p.m.

Friday, October 13

Forum for Frontline Professionals
9 - 11 a.m.
Athens Community Center
701 East State Street, Athens, OH
Free and open to human services professionals
Accommodations including interpreters are available upon request
Join a book club!  Roundtables are planned at the public libraries in Athens and Nelsonville in late September to discuss  Dreamland and personal experiences. Information is available at www.myacpl.org/events. A book club is also taking place Tuesday evenings from 5-6:30 p.m. at Ohio University Alden Library Room 301. Discussion questions are available here

Presented in partnership by:

ou chsp logo green.jpg

   OhioHealth logo

Other sponsors include Athens County Public Libraries and AthensHOPE


*Note: The College of Health Sciences and Professions is driven to help fight the community's opioid epidemic. Working with community members and professionals to combat this problem and spread awareness has been selected as the college's top community outreach initiative.