[AUG 8] Racial Justice Committee Meeting – Brake Light Clinic Planning!

Please join our racial justice committee on Wednesday, August 8th at 7pm at Loop Coffee in Tremont. They will continue planning for a local brake light clinic.

The committee also invites members to attend a screening of the Icarus Project webinar “Critical Harm Reduction Approaches in the Opioid Crisis.”

From our host:

The Icarus Project, a great nonprofit that focuses on the intersections between mental health and social justice, hosts a monthly webinar. As a member, I have access to each of these webinars, and would like to host them live. This month’s is:

Critical Harm Reduction Approaches in the Age of the Opioid Crisis
AUGUST 14, 2018 @ 7:00PM — 9:00PM

The national narrative around drug use is shifting in the face of the current opioid crisis. How is the current opioid crisis shifting approaches to drug use and in what ways is this crisis reinforcing criminalization, mass incarceration and the militarization of the border? This webinar will give an overview of harm reduction approaches to drug use including overdose prevention, recognition and response. We will discuss the social determinates of health for people who use drugs, including harm reduction informed treatment recommendations. We will move beyond the ‘treatment’ narrative, and explore the concepts of illegality and innocence within the opioid crisis.

Facilitated by Nathan Leach

Nathan is a community resource and health educator and has helped cultivate a variety of community-based projects in Phoenix, including a local bike co-op that provides resources and education to community members who rely on bicycles as their main form of transportation. In 2011 Nathan co-founded the first syringe access program in Maricopa County and in 2016 he completed a master’s level clinical internship focusing on harm reduction counseling in rural areas.

The Icarus Project is a support network and education project by and for people who experience the world in ways that are often diagnosed as mental illness. We advance social justice by fostering mutual aid practices that reconnect healing and collective liberation. We transform ourselves through transforming the world around us. Learn more at https://theicarusproject.net/.

Feel free to invite all those interested!

Contact racialjustice@dsacleveland.org for more information.