“Unseen Morgantown” is a photovoice project produced by WVU’s Injury Control Research Center (ICRC) and Milan Puskar Health Right. Photovoice is a method through which individuals use photographs to document their lived experiences and act as potential catalysts for social change. For the past nine weeks, Health Right clients have been learning the art of photography and using their cameras to document their lives and surroundings, shedding light on the people, places, and dynamics that often go unseen in the Morgantown community.
The exhibit opens in the Monongalia Arts Center with a reception on Thursday, May 31, 6-8 p.m., and will run through Saturday, June 2, 2018.
The theatre is open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The project is co-sponsored by the Monongalia County Prevention Coalition and funded in part by the Harrison County Family Resource Network and Project SUCCESS through a grant from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. WVU ICRC provided matching funds for the project.
In the U.S. there have been numerous drug epidemics with different policy responses to each. Author Henry Brownstein will discuss the crack cocaine, methamphetamine and contemporary opioid epidemics, the policy responses to each and their consequences. The contemporary opioid epidemic is atypical and offers both a challenge and an opportunity for drug policy. His talk is sponsored by the WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, the Research Center on Violence and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.
Every two seconds, someone needs blood, platelets, or plasma to survive. These patients depend on blood donors to roll up their sleeves and give the gift of life.
West Virginia Public Theatre presents A Hatful of Rain, a play that confronts addiction and veterans' issues. WVU Medicine health professionals will host a post-show discussion about substance use disorders following the 2 p.m. matinee performance on June 24 and will be available before and after each performance with information and resources.