Hawai’i Health & Harm Reduction Center IOAD Sign Waving and Memorial
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Sign waving in front of the State Capitol on Beretania Street. Memorial in the Capitol Rotunda.
Name of Organisation: Hawai’i Health & Harm Reduction Center
Contact: Pononui Cabrinha
Join HHHRC in observing International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, 2023, at the Hawaii State Capitol. Starting at 10 am, we invite you to visit our Naloxone training and demonstration booth. Discover essential knowledge on recognizing opiate overdoses and learn how to administer Narcan effectively. As part of our commitment to community safety, attendees will have the opportunity to obtain a free Narcan kit.
From 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, stand with us during the sign-waving event. Together, we’ll raise awareness about harm reduction strategies and advocate for increased access to life-saving resources like Naloxone. Let’s show solidarity and compassion for individuals who use drugs, fostering an environment of understanding and support.
In the evening, from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm, we will come together for a memorial and rally. This somber yet powerful occasion will include planned tributes and moments of reflection to remember those who have tragically lost their lives to overdose. Our dedicated speakers will share personal stories, shedding light on the impact of drug use in our community and emphasizing the importance of harm reduction and support services.
The International Overdose Awareness Day event aims to empower our community to combat the opioid crisis. Through education, awareness, and a commitment to harm reduction, we can work together to create a safer and healthier future for everyone. Stand with HHHRC as we commemorate this important day and work toward a more compassionate and inclusive society.