The panel discussion will focus on community-based resistance to poverty primarily in the areas of housing and health. Panelists will touch on the complicity of government institutions in exacerbating poverty, and will discuss collective work to raise awareness, challenge and push back against the systems that produce poverty.
Panelists will represent the Committee to End Homelessness, Harm Reduction Victoria, SOLID, and the Radical Health Alliance.
The Committee to End Homelessness (CTEH) is a collective comprised of homeless, formerly homeless and housed allies who have been organizing since 2006 to press for change from the street.
Harm Reduction Victoria (HRV) formed in 2008 when Victoria’s only fixed-site needle exchange closed. It has been advocating ever since for the creation of services designed by and for people who use drugs.
SOLID stands for The Society of Living Illicit Drug Users and is an organization of people who are current or former illicit drug users. It has been challenging personal and systemic injustices facing people who use drugs since 2003.
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