Dr. Jon Soske

The COBRE welcomed Dr. Jon Soske on Monday, March 9th to speak about Stigma, Discrimination, and Addiction: Ideas for Systemic Interventions.

Dr. Jon Soske is the Community Engagement and Education Coordinator at RICARES. A person in long-term recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, he is author/editor of four books on race, discrimination, and inequality and has published widely on social movements, political theory, and qualitative research methodologies.

In his presentation, he discussed the benefits of this new approach and review what the current scholarship does–and does not–tell us about effective anti-stigma interventions. He offered three proposals that could be implemented immediately and would transform the conversation around stigma.