Harm reduction services and syringe exchange are more than just a prevention strategy. Access to these vital services enables HIV testing, linkage to care and other critical health/social services, as well as affirming the human rights and dignity of people who use drugs.
Join AIDS United, Drug Policy Alliance and the HIV Prevention Justice Alliance as we examine and discuss how community harm reduction advocates, activists, policymakers and practitioners are reframing drug use with a human rights and structural lens, and as a public health issue, instead of a criminal issue.
Panelists will discuss and share their perspective and strategies in how they are utilizing human rights as a way to expand harm reduction, while uplifting the rights of people who use drugs.
This is the first of a three-part webinar series: Innovative Frameworks for Expanding Access to Harm Reduction.
- Deon Haywood, Executive Director, Women with a Vision
- Holly Bradford, Program Coordinator, San Francisco Drug Users Union
- Kenyon Farrow, U.S. and Global Health Policy Director, Treatment Action Group
- Leo Beletsky, Associate Professor of Law and Health Sciences, Northeastern University
Moderator: Laura Thomas, Deputy State Director – California, Drug Policy Alliance
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