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Miami Herald Investigation, Narcan Drug Classes & Dark Gods Miami Art Week Exhibit

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Two of post-disciplinary artist Damon Davis' afro-surrealism pieces: Blake the Great (left) and The Trembling Giant (right).

A new investigative report from our news partners at the Miami Herald, called “Perversion of Justice,” takes an in depth look on how a Palm Beach County multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein, along with a group of associates, ran a sex trafficking ring where Epstein would lure young women, minors between the ages of 13 and 17, to perform sexual acts on him. Miami Herald reporter Julie K. Brown conducted this yearlong investigation that looked at the stories of the victims and what has happened to them over the years. Brown joined Sundial to explain her reporting. Warning: If you listen to the full interview there is some disturbing content.

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Retired Palm Beach County Firefighter, Luis Garcia has embarked in a new mission: to educate South Floridians about the nasal spray drug called “Narcan,” which can treat a narcotic overdose in an emergency situation. He was inspired by the number of individuals he would regularly hear on the firefighter scanner overdosing on opioids which led him to start a GoFundMe page to support the cause. This month he was highlighted the site’s hero for his work and raised close to $40,000 in a little over a week. Garcia joined Sundial to talk about this project and the two hour classes he has started providing.

Artist Damon Davis is using his art to call the attention to the portrayal of black Americans in mainstream media. His exhibit, “Darker Gods in The Garden of The Low Hanging Heavens” uses photography, film and illustrations to look at the effects media has on the identity in communities of color. Artist Damon Davis and Smoke Signals Studio co-founder Aja Monet joined Sundial to talk about the creation of his work and how he is exploring the world of the supernatural and black identity.

The exhibit will be on display Dec. 6 - Dec. 9 at Smoke Signals Studio located in Little Haiti. The gallery is free and open to the public from 10 to 5 pm.

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