Across Canada there is growing interest in ensuring that the principle of “ Nothing About Us Without Us” is not only honoured, but truly respected. Facilitating meaningful inclusion of people who use drugs by offering attendance alone is a fail. Rather, people who use drugs must be stakeholders with equal standing in all aspects of implementing conferences and events. But how do you do that effectively? In this #StimulusConnect we will look at the experience of the national conference Stimulus 2018: Drugs, Policy and Practice, you’ll hear how we ensured people who use drugs led the way in the organization and delivery of the event, including the implementation of an overdose prevention service.
Have you considered why most harm reduction and drug policy activists support the movement to Defund the Police? How are harm reduction philosophy, drug policy reform and the movement to defund the police linked? How do the police benefit from the criminalization of people who use drugs? Defund the Police has been a strong rally cry in the US and Canada. #StimulusConnect will discuss why defunding the police is an essential part of harm reduction based practice. Join our Canadian panelists for Defunding the Police, a moderated discussion.
In preparation we gathered a few resources, documents and media articles that you may be find helpful.
Pledge: Reimagine Policing: Reimagining Policing Pledge is a call for mayors and local officials to review and reform use of force policies, redefine public safety, and combat systemic racism within law enforcement.
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