Organizing Against Poverty: Community Panel

 

 

As part of Dis/Orientation Days (http://www.vipirg.ca/disorientation), the Radical Health Alliance will be hosting a community panel discussion on Wednesday, September 11th beginning at 7pm in Room 110 of the Harry Hickman Building on the UVic Campus. Food will be served at 7pm. Bus tickets will also be available.

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.

The Radical Health Alliance (RHA) formed last year to provide a political space for front-line workers and community members to organize against poverty. The RHA is currently focused on politicizing the ongoing marginalization of people in Victoria.

Check out the poster below and feel free to share with others! Hope to see you there!

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