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Over the Rainbow: Harm Reduction Lunch and Learn

Lunch n’ Learn: Harm Reduction w/ Max

For 55+

Back in January, we were lucky to have Rainbow’s Info & Intake Coordinator Max (they/them) share the fascinating history and application of harm reduction with us all virtually! I am happy to welcome Max back to OTR with an in-person presentation of the same topic, this time with pizza! From Manitoba Harm Reduction Network webpage: “Harm Reduction is a best practice model for providing services in health care and social service programming for people who use substances and are impacted by colonial and structural violence; particularly the War on (BIPOC) People Who Use Drugs. Harm Reduction is more than needle distribution, and in fact, you do not need to do distribution to work from this model. Rather than focus on individual behaviour, our approach to harm reduction focuses on how systems create and exacerbate harms to people who use drugs and other oppressed groups, often by design and with intent. All workshops are delivered through an anti-oppression and anti-racism lens. Harm reduction refers to policies, programmes and practices that aim to minimize negative health, social and legal impacts associated with drug use, drug policies and drug laws. Harm reduction is grounded in justice and human rights. It focuses on positive change and on working with people without judgement, coercion, discrimination, or requiring that they stop using drugs as a precondition of support.” Want to attend virtually? By registering below, you will also receive a zoom link that will stream Bre’s presentation. Please note that food and refreshments are only provided for in-person attendees.

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 545 Broadway

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Jun 21 2024


1:30 PM - 3:30 PM


545 Broadway
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