The Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice
New York State Assembly Hearing
Oversight: Examine the effectiveness of medication-assisted treatment programs in state and local correctional facilities.
November 14, 2018Read more
By Keith Brown
From October 17th through 21st, Katal staff members: Donna Hylton, Kenyatta Thompson, Lorenzo Jones, gabriel sayegh, and Keith Brown attended the 12th National Harm Reduction Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. During this biennial conference, some of the most creative minds from across the US and abroad come together to address a myriad of complex issues facing the harm reduction movement and to put an end to the harms and injustices caused by the War on Drugs.Read more
With seven consecutive years of increasing overdose deaths, advocates honor the lives lost from the overdose crisis, and demand action from Governor Cuomo.
Albany, NY: Capital Region advocates and families impacted by the overdose crisis took to the state capitol today observe International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) by remembering those lost to overdose, and demand action to prevent future deaths. The regional rally was part of a statewide effort to raise awareness about the crisis of overdose fatalities.Read more
With seven consecutive years of increasing overdose deaths, advocates honor the lives lost from the overdose crisis, and demand action from Governor Cuomo and State Legislators.
Albany, NY: On Friday, August 31st, Capital Region advocates and families impacted by the overdose crisis will observe International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) by remembering those lost to overdose, and demand action to prevent future deaths. Speakers will focus on the prevention, treatment, recovery, harm reduction, and public health policies and interventions necessary to stop overdose deaths and drug-related harm.Read more
By Keith Brown and Lorenzo Jones
Over the last few weeks in New Haven, Connecticut, nearly 100 people have experienced an overdose and other bad symptoms from K2 or “spice.” As authorities and local leaders take action to address the crisis, it’s time to look at the actual factors driving this problem, and demand sensible solutions that protect public health and save lives.Read more
As we expand our work in Connecticut and New York to end mass incarceration and the drug war, we’re building new partnerships and pivoting to tackle new challenges. To gear up for legislative advocacy in 2018, in the months ahead we're pulling together a series of events in both CT and NY related to bail reform, ending mass incarceration, pre-arrest diversion, and more. We’re using a harm reduction approach to organize neighborhoods and communities around issues of public health and public safety. Our membership base is growing, and we're on the move.Read more
New Haven Independent
Eleven New Haven officials and activists flew to Seattle to seek an effective alternative to locking up street hookers and nonviolent drug abusers.
They come home convinced they found it.Read more