Vancouver's National Day of Action on the Overdose Crisis

Vancouver's National Day of Action on the Overdose Crisis

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This year's National Day of Action on the Overdose Epidemic, Vancouver is united for #SafeSupply.

Join us on April 16th, 2019 to show your support. We need to raise our voices and call on the government to take action. Dignified access to safe drugs is everybody's human right.

WE NEED YOUR HELP to make this event possible!
- DONATE: https://www.gofundme.com/national-day-of-action-on-the-overdose-crisis
- VOLUNTEER: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScgxGNXhikqkUhiBVPVwV7Piarzl-YmKngr1hXZQzWqTqCS9Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

TUESDAY, APRIL 16th:
-The "New Orleans style" Processional Parade(costumes recommended ) with brass band , performance artists and DIY floats will leave Insite at 11:15 am and make its way to the Vancouver Art Gallery .When the parade arrives at the Gallery there will be info kiosks from various User Groups, a panel discussion on Safe Supply and decriminalization followed by a Press Conference.
This year we are fortunate to have members from the Podcast "Crackdown" as well as a booth from Capud's "speakers corner " project "Prohibition Transmission!" and much more!
JOIN us in the Parade or enter your float in the float making challenge..(prizes for team,individual and organisations). please contact us at david.mendes@capud.ca or jordanwestfall87@gmail.com. if you can volunteer with the art groups or at the gallery and or Insite the day of!
We are hosting Art and Design groups for the Parade every Thursday for the next three weeks from 2-5 at Capud's offfice at 46 East Hastings . If you want to participate in the Parade but could use a few ideas, the art group is the place to go!! the final group will be on the 15th from 2-5 pm at 46 East Hastings . Some materials are supplied but we recommend bringing what you need along with your creativity!.

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WHY SAFE SUPPLY?

Tens of thousands of people die from drug overdoses across North America every year. Powerful synthetic opioids such as fentanyl and carfentanil are contaminating the illicit drug supply, and they are showing up in everything from heroin, to pot, to crystal meth. We lost close to 400 people in Vancouver alone in 2018. This problem affects everybody and we are all at risk.

We are demanding that our government recognize this as a national health emergency. We are demanding an end to the criminalization of drugs, drug users, and drug use. We are demanding harm reduction. We are demanding dignified access to safe drugs so that no more people will die.

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