The Opioid Epidemic: An Educational Series

This fall, the Hudson Library & Historical Society is planning a series of events to educate the public about the current opioid epidemic.

Public Viewing of the Film, Dying in Vein: The Opiate Generation

Thursday, September 14, 6:30 p.m.

A public screening will be held of the documentary, Dying in Vein: The Opiate Generation, which explores opiate and heroin addiction through several personal stories. The film, by Academy Award Winning Producer Geralyn White Dreyfous, was an official selection of the Park City Film Series, The Film Columbia and the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society.




The Opioid Epidemic: A Panel Discussion

Tuesday, September 19, 7 p.m.

A panel of experts will explore the many different sides of the epidemic in Northeast Ohio. Panelists will include Darryl Brake, Executive Director of Summit County Community Partnership, Gerald A. Craig, Executive Director of the County of Summit Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board, Sarah Elizabeth Friebert, MD, Director of Pediatric Palliative Care at Akron Children’s Hospital and Judge Thomas A. Teodosio, Summit County Court of Common Pleas. The panel will be moderated by ideastream® Reporter/Producer Lecia Bushak.



On the Table: A Community Discussion of the Opioid Epidemic

Tuesday, October 3, 7 p.m.

The community will have an opportunity to discuss and share thoughts about this public health crisisThe library will host an On the Table discussion focused on the opioid epidemic as part of the Hudson and Akron Community Foundations’ On the Table initiative. On The Table is a one-of-a-kind initiative where thousands of diverse residents from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds gather to share a meal and discuss meaningful ideas to strengthen our community. Dessert and coffee will be served.


Addressing the Nation’s Opioid Crisis

Sunday, Oct. 29, 1 p.m.


Distinguished speaker United States Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA 5th District) will conclude the educational series. Congresswoman Clark will share her efforts to address the national opioid epidemic, including a discussion of several opioid crisis bills she passed in Congress last year.