Grassroots Response to the Drug War: Fighting Back
Time & Location
About the Event
The full recording of the Session is available:
- On the HIV2020 Online YouTube Channel - the YouTube playlist of the session is available in English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
- On the HIV2020 Online Soundcloud Channel - the SoundCloud playlist of the session is available in English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish
In Vancouver, Canada, and Columbus, Ohio, harm reduction has emerged as a community-led response to North America’s overdose crisis. Sharing a story spanning three decades, journalist Travis Lupick will recount the central role that drug users played pioneering services like needle exchange and supervised injection in Canada. Colombus organiser Kasey Badgley will continue this empowering narrative, sharing how it progresses on the ground in Ohio today using a service-to-power model. Through the experiences of drug-user activists and their allies, this session will explain harm reduction programs and strategies that are saving people’s lives.
Session Program and Information:
- Welcome and opening by Travis Lupick, Journalist & Author, The New Press
- Presentation on Vancouver's history with harm reduction and the war on drugs today by Travis Lupick [presentation available here]
- Q & A
- Closing by Travis Lupick
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