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The War on Drugs
Code: 40  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Science & Environment
Thursday, May 17 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Lemon Andersen, Marc Lewis, Cassie McCullagh (facilitator)
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There is recovery, or recovering as people like to say, from addiction. Just ask Marc Lewis who as a young man ingested whatever he could lay his hands on and seemed to reach the point of no return. In his work, Marc Lewis looks at brain processes underlying behaviour problems in children that often lead to drug and alcohol addiction. He has a blog on which a lot of recovering or ex-addicts are participating – a kind of online therapeutic community. Lemon Andersen grew up in a world of addiction. Both of whose parents died from AIDS. They tell ABC Radio National’s Cassie McCullagh how they made it out.

Lemon Andersen (International)

Lemon Andersen is a critically acclaimed poet, author and actor. He is an original cast member of Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam on Broadway and regularly appeared on HBO’s Def Poetry. His film credits include The Son of No One and The Soloist. His critically acclaimed show, County of Kings, was produced by Spike Lee and the Culture Project; the book adaptation won the Grand Prize at the 2010 New York Book Festival. Lemon’s new play, ToasT, will premiere as part of the Under The Radar festival.

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Marc Lewis (International)

Dr Marc Lewis is a developmental neuroscientist and professor of human development and applied psychology at Radboud University Nijmegen, one of the top five universities in the Netherlands, and professor emeritus at the University of Toronto, where he taught and conducted research from 1989 to 2010. He is at the forefront of knowledge on the emotional brain and the neural foundations of personality development, and is the author of Memoirs of An Addicted Brain: A neuroscientist examines his own former life on drugs.

Supported by the Consulate General of Canada, Sydney.

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Cassie McCullagh (Australian)

Cassie McCullagh is a journalist and ABC broadcaster who hosts Radio National's new pop culture show Common Knowledge. This fun and insightful program and podcast explores the cultural shifts and everyday events shaping our world. Cassie has presented a range of programs on ABC Local Radio from around the country, and was the lead producer for 702 Drive’s Richard Glover. She has also been a magazine and newspaper feature writer.