Sam Quinones is a Los Angeles-based freelance journalist and author and former reporter with the L.A. Times. He is a veteran reporter on immigration, gangs, drug trafficking, and the border. His latest book is Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic.
Dreamland recounts twin stories of drug marketing in the 21st Century: A pharmaceutical corporation flogs its legal new opiate prescription painkiller as nonaddictive. Meanwhile, immigrants from a small town in Nayarit, Mexico devise a method for retailing black-tar heroin like pizza in the US, and take that system nationwide, riding a wave of addiction to prescription pills from coast to coast. The collision of those two forces has led to America’s deadliest drug scourge in modern times.
On Tuesday, September 25th, the Leadership Legacy Experience will be hosting Sam Quinones to give his talk on “The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic” as a part of our Legacy Speaker Series.
Doors open: 6:30pm Event starts: 7pm
Dodd Center – Konover Auditorium
For more information, contact: Kayla Brown at 860-486-6588