jeu. 27 août



Grassroots Response to the Drug War: Fighting Back

HIV2020/017/0827 Presented by Rivery Valley Organising Project: Unharming Ohio

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Grassroots Response to the Drug War: Fighting Back

Time & Location

27 août 2020, 08:00 – 10:00 UTC−7


About the Event

The full recording of the Session is available:

Session Description:

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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