Six stories from people who have experienced addiction will be on display at the Stanley A. Milner Library from Friday to Tuesday.
The interactive exhibit Addictions Don’t Discriminate aims to increase empathy and reduce stigma towards those experiencing addiction, create a better understanding of addiction and offer information about supports and services available in Edmonton.
“Every story shared in this exhibit is a powerful example of the diverse experiences that people with substance use issues face,” said Chelsey Anseeuw, social planner with the City of Edmonton in a news release.
“These personal stories can be effective tools for breaking down bias, eliciting empathy, and creating an emotional connection with the storytellers. It is these emotions that will motivate each and every one of us to think about what role we can play in better supporting Edmontonians who may be struggling.”
The exhibit is presented in partnership with REACH Edmonton, community partners, and the City of Edmonton.
It will be on display from Nov. 5 to Nov. 9, 2021 at the Stanley A. Milner Library. The exhibit is free and open to the public during the following times:
- Nov. 5: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Nov. 6: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Nov. 7: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Nov. 8: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Nov. 9: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Naloxone training will also be available hourly, starting at noon each day except Sunday when it will start at 1 p.m.
The exhibit will also be available for other organizations in Edmonton to host in their own space. For more information visit addictionsdontdiscriminate.com .