City of Palmdale logoThe City of Palmdale is proud to announce its upcoming Fentanyl Awareness Symposium. The event will take place on Saturday, April 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Palmdale Playhouse, located at 38334 10th St. East.

“Fentanyl is a potent synthetic opioid that poses significant risks to our community,” said Mayor Austin Bishop. “To address this pressing issue, Palmdale has organized the Fentanyl Awareness Symposium featuring informational sessions and interactive activities aimed at increasing education and fostering dialogue.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from expert speakers and others with personal experiences related to fentanyl. They will learn effective strategies for discussing drugs with family members and receive essential training on administering the overdose medication naloxone; free naloxone take-home kits will be available. Community service hours are available for students who attend for a minimum of three hours.

In addition to the educational content, interactive games and activities will be offered, and winners of the #FightFentanylAV 2024 Youth Multimedia Fentanyl Awareness Challenge will be announced. Food trucks will also be on-site, making the gathering both informative and enjoyable for all ages.

The advent of synthetic opioids, easy online access, and deception have made the drug scene more dangerous than ever before. Arm yourself with knowledge at this free event. No registration is required.

The Fentanyl Awareness Symposium is made possible through partnerships with Change Lanes Youth Support Services, Child & Family Center, City of Lancaster, Parents Anonymous, Pueblo y Salud, Tarzana Treatment Centers, Velnon Art, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)/Operation Engage and the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health.

For more information, please contact Deputy City Manager Nardy Lopez at 661/267-5177.