Support Don't Punish 2019 at Kensington Town Hall

Sunday, 7 July 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Nick and Ash discuss the week in drug news.

6th June marks the United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Historically, this date has been used by governments to showcase “progress” in drug control in highly punitive terms.

The Global Day of Action seeks to reclaim and shift that day’s narrative. Every year, on or around 26th June, an increasing number of activists all over the world join this unique and multifaceted show of force for harm reduction and drug policy reform.

This year, we will be focusing on the intersection of justice and AOD (Alcohol and Other Drug) issues in Victoria, with the launch of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP).

Law Enforcement Action Partnership Australia’s Greg Denham will host the event, with a range of guests talking about justice issues for people who use drugs.

The event will finish up with a panel discussion and Q&A.

SPEAKERS

Greg Denham (Law Enforcement Action Partnership)

Peter Wearne

Kate Seear

Shaunna

Shaunna is a transgender woman who grew up in eastern Australia.  She’s presenting experiential insights into opioid and stimulant use in Australia in the context of law, human rights, poverty, homelessness, rough sleeping, street-based population groups, overdose mortality, health and harm reduction.

Sione (Harm Reduction Victoria)

Enpsychedelia
Sunday 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Harm reduction and drug law reform activism, a counter voice to current drug narratives. Breathing reality into the myths, fabrications and distortions that exist around drugs. News, academia, and culture.

Presenter

Nick Wallis, Ash Blackwell and regular co-hosts

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