It is not about the Drugs: How Drug Law Enforcement is a Tool for Social Control. This presentation will explore how drug law enforcement disproportionally impacts communities living in deprivation and how poverty and laws targeting the poor exacerbate problematic drug use.
Drug Policy Reform is a Racial Justice Issue. This presentation will explore how drug policy reform is a central tenet in the fight for Black lives and examine how we can make changes in our work towards reform that is racial justice led.
A Human Rights Approach to End the Global Drug Policy Problem and Avoid Prohibition 2.0. This will question our acceptance as drug reformers of key concepts, such as the: ‘war on drugs’, ‘the global drug problem’ and ‘drug free’.
Is Decriminalisation Enough? Drug User Community Voices from Portugal. Jay will be discussing INPUD’s recent consultation and publication, which make up the first community-driven evaluation of the outcomes of Portugal’s decriminalisation of people who use drugs.
COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER AT OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS
Communications & Harm Reduction. This presentation will cover best practices for communicating about your work to a variety of audiences, and offer tips and tricks for working with the media and social media to boost your advocacy and tell your organization’s story.
Problematic Chemsex: From Signals to Harm Reduction Interventions. Problematic chemsex, reportedly on the increase in cities with a large MSM population, is a result of intersecting factors including gay history, adverse childhood experiences and HIV/AIDS, often leading to loneliness and depression.