JMC to discuss heroin with students and community

Olivia Minnier

Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication plan to host an open panel discussion titled “The Effects of Heroin: A JMC Conversation” this Thursday.

The event is open to the public and will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the First Energy Auditorium of Franklin Hall. The discussion, moderated by JMC Assistant Professor Stephanie Smith, will focus on the Heroin epidemic in Northeast Ohio.

Panelists at the event will include Jennifer Kulics, associate vice president for student affairs; Maureen Keating, chemical dependency counselor for University Health Services; Jared Pyle, a recovering heroin addict, and Craig McNeil, founder of Cover2Cover Resources.

“Our hope is that this event will equip Kent State students and the community with information and understanding to navigate the heroin epidemic and begin building solutions,” said a press release from the JMC website.

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