Coalition dedicated to preventing youth substance use and decreasing addiction among those already struggling with the disease of addiction
- The East Boston Alliance for Support, Treatment, Intervention
and Education (EASTIE) Coalition is bringing The Opioid Project to
the ICA Watershed in October.
- The Opioid Project is an interactive art and storytelling
project founded and facilitated by Boston-based artist Nancy Marks
and physician and Health Story Collaborative founder Annie Brewster.
The Opioid Project was founded to support those personally touched
by the opioid epidemic and to create community dialogue about stigma
and the costs of the ongoing crisis.
- The ICA Watershed will be open periodically over the course
of the week and a half to welcome members of the community as
well as school groups. Community events include:
- The ICA Watershed will be open periodically over the course of the week and a half to welcome members of the community as well as school groups. Community events include:
o A Teen Night on October 10 where youth can explore The Opioid Project exhibit and engage with their peers in a dialogue about the opioid epidemic.
o The East Boston Community Vigil on October 13 held annually to remember those lost to the disease of addiction, led by EASTIE member Nicole O'Brien of Ruth's Way for Women.
Joanna Cataldo, EASTIE Director, EBNHC
Nancy Marks, artist and co-founder of The Opioid Project
Dr. Anne Brewster, physician and co-founder of The Opioid Project
State Representative Adrian Madero
About the EASTIE Coalition
EASTIE is a community coalition dedicated to preventing youth substance use and decreasing addiction among those already struggling with the disease of addiction. EASTIE is supported by Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Community Health Improvement. To learn more about the upcoming exhibit or the EASTIE Coalition, please call 617-568-6492.
Deputy Director for Public Engagement and Planning
The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA 02210