May 28-June 2 is now declared “Community Solidarity for Harm Reduction Week”
SOLID, in partnership with AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI), Universities Without Walls (UWW) and other harm reduction organizations in Victoria held a week of events aimed at reflecting on the struggles for harm reduction in Victoria, while highlighting the successes in other parts of the country.
The main event SOLID worked on was the Peer Convergence where 11 members of our latest Leadership Street College educational curriculum ran a day of workshops around drug use as a health issue, not a criminal issue; decriminalization and legalization of drugs; local harm reduction issues; local policing issues, among others. The day was a great success with about 80 people attending the event! Much was learned and shared.
Pivot Legal Society ran a workshop on their Yimby Toolkit that week and participated in the “Why Insite Won” event. They did a great job of summarizing the week in this article below. Please click on it to read their blog post.