Love in the Time of Fentanyl is a documentary that follows some of the personalities involved in the Vancouver harm reduction scene. It is now screening at select venues across North America, which is updated regularly on the film’s website. Below is a blog from Ronnie Grigg, the Founder and Executive Director of Zero Block Society, and oneContinue reading “Love in the Time of Fentanyl”
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Love in the Time of Fentanyl
Premiering tonight at the DOXA Documentary Film Festival is “Love in the Time of Fentanyl,” featuring our very own Ronnie Grigg! Directed by Colin Askey, the documentary follows Ronnie and other workers at the Overdose Prevention Society in Vancouver. The film screens May 10 and 11 in Vancouver, May 13 in Edmonton, and will beContinue reading “Love in the Time of Fentanyl”
Today is International Overdose Awareness Day. What a strange but necessary day. It’s a day to try to gather the grief and outrage of communities around the world. And it’s about awareness. Awareness focusses the light on the fact that there remains a massive divide among us- a divide of stigma, shame, and ultimately death.Continue reading “Still Here”
Okay so this is a weird one… How does a guy that needs help taking pictures on his phone launch an app? How do two computer science students make an impact on the overdose crisis? The answer is community collaboration to create community solutions. One of the fundamental purposes of harm reduction is to connectContinue reading “Bevel App”
Crisis? Which one?
A public health crisis and the Downtown Eastside – we’re left to ask “Which one?”. We know crisis. Dare I say we’re good at it. That’s not okay. Crises are carried on the backs of those on the frontlines who are face first with both the urgency and the limitations of the response. We needContinue reading “Crisis? Which one?”