Events and Actions

It's time to face the region's opioid epdemic head onUpcoming Events and Actions

  • Monday, March 21, 2016, at 12:00 p.m.: Join the Seattle City Council at a Lunch and Learn event to learn about safe consumption spaces, with a presentation by Liz Evans, co-founder of Insite, North America’s only sanctioned safe consumption space. Seattle City Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall 12:00-1:00 pm
  • Monday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m: Better is Better: Harm Reduction, Safe Consumption, and the Heroin EpidemicPresentation by Insite co-founder Liz Evans, followed by a panel discussion with Caleb Banta-Green (ADAI, UW), Chloe Gale (Evergreen Treatment Services, REACH), and Kris Nyrop (Public Defender Association, LEAD program). Co-sponsored by ADAI, Real Change, SCKKH, UTEST, and Radical Public Health.  University of Washington, Turner Auditorium (Health Sciences Building, Room D209), 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Tuesday, March 22 at 9:00 a.m.:  Harm Reduction in Theory and Practice (WORKSHOP).  In partnership with Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness, we will be holding a workshop for direct service providers with speakers from Vancouver, B.C.’s Insite supervised injection site (“a health-focused place for people to connect with health care services”). They will describe the evolution of their services over the last ten years. Local service providers will share examples from their work, and discuss efforts to increase safety and decrease harm in our community. This workshop is an opportunity for homeless and human service providers working with all people in a variety of settings to learn about supervised injection and related harm reduction practices, and to discuss opportunities within their own agencies and service delivery models to explore and integrate harm reduction approaches into their work. Space is limited; registration required. 9:00-11:30 am
  • Tuesday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m.: Leading the Way: Public Health and Safety Approaches to Drug Policy Locally, Nationally, and Abroad Seattle has the unique opportunity to hear from a delegation to the United Nations Generally Assembly Special Session, as well as Insite co-founder Liz Evans, and a panel of local leaders about Seattle’s leading role in drug policy reform, the affects of the war on drugs in the global south, and ways forward. Seattle University, LeRoux Conference Room (Student Center, Room 160), 7:00-9:00 pm
  • Wednesday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m.: Lessons from the North: Canada’s Safe Consumption Space, Harm Reduction, and Seattle’s Crisis.  Presentation by Insite co-founder Liz Evans, followed by a panel discussion with members of the Capitol Hill Community Council, VOCAL-WA member Tony Radovich, and Patricia Sully of the Public Defender Association. Co-sponsored by the Capitol Hill Community Council, Real Change, and SKCCH. 12th Ave Arts, 1620 12th Ave, Pike/Pine Room (2nd Floor), 6:30-8:30pm

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