Ben Westhoff is an award-winning investigative reporter whose books are taught around the country and have been translated around the world, including Fentanyl, Inc.: How Rogue Chemists Created the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic, the bombshell first book about the fentanyl epidemic. He has advised officials at the top levels of government about the opioid crisis. Westhoff is currently directing a film about the opioid treatment drug naltrexone, called Antagonist, and his book Original Gangstas: Tupac, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube and the Birth of West Coast Rap is the definitive book about West Coast Hip-Hop. He has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, and the Guardian, and been interviewed as an expert commentator on CNN, NPR, and CSPAN, and on full, dedicated episodes of Fresh Air and the Joe Rogan Experience.
Ben will share his expertise on the current fentanyl crisis, his book Fentanyl, Inc., and upcoming documentary. A Q&A and discussion will follow.
This speaking event will be held at the Yountville Community Center in Yountville, CA.
Hosted by the Michael Leonardi Foundation. Event is free. Limited seats, please register.
Napa Bookmine will be on-site selling copies of Fentanyl, Inc., with 20% of sale proceeds to the Michael Leonardi Foundation.
The Napa Opioid Safety Coalition (NOSC) and ALDEA Children & Family services will be on-site with information on their services, along with Narcan training and distribution.
For more information, please visit www.michaelleonardifoundation.org