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DTES Street Market Vendors Meeting on Sat Jan 4, 2014 in Vancouver, Downtown Eastside (DTES)

January 5, 2014 Leave a comment

First Street Market Vendors meeting of 2014

Welcome

Introduction

Power Point

Action Proposal

Brainstorm

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Vancouver Coastal Health DTES Community Health Services Open House

July 17, 2013 Leave a comment

Vancouver Coastal Health shares your ideas on new directions for health services in the Downtown Eastside, and learn about their recent work with health service partners who provide care in the community.

Richard Cunningham speaks at Vancouver Coastal Health DTES Community Health Services Open House

Kip Woodward speaks at Vancouver Coastal Health DTES Community Health Services Open House

BEYOND PROHIBITION History, harms and alternatives to the war on drugs Public Forum on Wed Feb 8 7-9pm at Carnegie Theatre in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

February 5, 2012 Leave a comment

BEYOND PROHIBITION

History, harms and alternatives to the war on drugs

A free public forum and panel discussion

Wed Feb 8

7- 9pm

Carnegie Theatre (401 Main St – Vancouver, Canada)

PANEL: Lorna Bird (WAHRS), Patti Ellertson (VANDU), Bud Osborn (DTES Poet), Susan Boyd (End Prohibition Project), Mark Haden (VCH drug educator)

FACILITATORS: Hugh Lampkin (VANDU), Ann Livingston (DNC)

HOSTED BY: Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society (WAHRS),

Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU), DTES Neighbourhood Council (DNC), Carnegie Community Centre Association (CCCA), Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, End Prohibition Project.

NAOMI RESEARCH SURVIVORS: EXPERIENCES AND RECOMMENDATIONS in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

November 9, 2011 Leave a comment

NAOMI RESEARCH SURVIVORS: EXPERIENCES AND RECOMMENDATIONS

08 November · 19:00 – 20:30

Location

World Art Centre, 2nd Floor, SFU Woodward’s Campus, 149 West Hastings, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

NAOMI HEROIN ASSISTED TREATMENT RESARCH SURVIVORS: EXPERIENCES AND RECOMMENDATIONS

 

In January 2011, Dave Murray organized a group of participants from the NAOMI heroin assisted treatment research study in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.

The NAOMI Patients Association (NPA) meets every Saturday at Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU). Shortly after NPA began to meet, they decided to work towards conducting their own research about their experiences as NAOMI research subjects. They were particularly interested in recording their experiences during and following NAOMI and making recommendations for future heroin and drug substitution research experiments and programs.

Being the only contemporary “research participants” in North America to receive heroin maintenance, they believe that they have unique knowledge about the NAOMI projectand its impact on the lives of those addicted.

The recommendations for future projects and programs are drawn from lived experiences.

The following presentation draws from these focus groups and NPA meetings.

Panel presenters:

Chair: Donald MacPherson, Director of Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, former City of Vancouver Drug Policy Coordinator

Panel:

Dave Murray, founder of NPA

Dianne Tobin, Vice-President of VANDU and member of NPA

Jewl Chapman, Member of VANDU and NPA

Susan Boyd, Professor, University of Victory, drug policy researcher

 

Drinkers’ Meeting at VANDU on Mondays in Vancouver Downtown Eastside Eastside (DTES)

July 14, 2011 Leave a comment

“Do you drink Alcohol that is not bought at a liquor store? ( mouthwash, rubbing alcohol, hand sanitizer, swabs, Lysol)

A Drinkers’ Meeting is on Monday at VANDU

380 East Hastings

A UBC researcher will take anonymous notes during the meeting.

VANDU Protest and Vigil commemorat​ed 40 years of injustice & deaths through Drug Wars Misery in Vancouver Downtown Eastside on Friday June 17, 2011

June 22, 2011 Leave a comment

VANDU’s action in solidarity with the Students for Sensible Drug Policy who held candlelight vigils across North America to demand an end to the “drug war” declared by Richard Nixon on June 17 1971.

Forty years ago today, Nixon publicly declared war on drugs. Since then, the US federal government has wasted over $1 trillion ruining peoples’ lives and putting tens of millions of nonviolent citizens in jail. Canada is now mimicking US policy.

Tonight, more than 500,000 people across the US will have to sleep behind bars for violating a nonviolent drug offense. That’s more than all of western Europe locks up for ALL offenses. This disgrace is a fiscal and moral nightmare for all of us who care about freedom, responsibility and accountable government. Think about this: locking up one inmate costs about $30,000 per year in the US and $320/day in Canada– way more than is costs to go to college.

We’re fed up with these disastrous policies – Our governments MUST finally end this shockingly wasteful, counterproductive war.

VANDU is a group of users and former users who work to improve the lives of people who use illegal drugs through user based peer support and education

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Making up Methadone: International perspectives on inequality, social justice and methadone maintenance therapy

May 25, 2011 Leave a comment

This event was part of a workshop which brings an international group of researchers to Vancouver to discuss the social and cultural dimensions of methadone maintenance therapy for opioid dependency.

An evening of presentations and dialogue focused on key dilemmas connected to this longstanding but often still controversial treatment. Lived experience, inequality and social justice are themes considered from the vantage point of different global contexts.

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