Cactus Book Club: “Undoing Drugs: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction” by Maia Szalavitz

Wed 08/03/22

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Notice: Proof of vaccination is required for entry into this event. Please show a valid vaccination card, clear photo of card, clear photocopy of card, or your state immunization registry which can be accessed online.

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Cactus Book Club

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New event series: Cactus Book Club! We’ll meet on the first Wednesday of the month, from 5:30-7:30, in person at the Club*. Every month a different bookstore, business, community organization, collective, or band will select the book & lead the discussion. This series is 18+.
Our Late Summer/Fall Schedule:
  • August 3rd, 2022 – discussion led by the Daily Bird
Book: Undoing Drugs: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction by Maia Szalavitz. Recommended bookseller: Lionstooth • This discussion will also include overdose prevention training and free narcan nasal spray for all attendees.
  • September 7th – discussion led by the Milwaukee Public Library

Book: “Saga: Book One by Brian K Vaughan (writer) & Fiona Staples (illustrator).” Copies of the graphic novel are available to borrow throughout the MPL systems. Happy early Banned Books Week!

  • October 5th – led by the Women’s Medical Fund (WMF)

Book: “Handbook for a Post-Roe America (2021 edition)” by Robin Marty.

Recommended bookseller: Boswell Books. Mention Cactus Book Club at checkout for 10% off this purchase. (Note: publisher in process of reprinting. Anticipate being available for sale by early August)

  • November 2nd – led by African American Roundtable

Book: “No More Police: A Case for Abolition” by Andrea Ritchie and Mariame Kaba.

Recommended bookseller: Niche Book Bar

Have questions? Interested in leading a future book club? Email:
***All presenters & attendees must show proof of covid vaccination for events & all are expected to wear masks when not actively drinking.