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Stories from the Underworld: A journey through Queer and Trans histories for International Overdose Awareness Day

Date: 30/07/2024
Time: 06:30 pm
Public/Private: Public
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: ACON
Contact: Micha Couell
Email: harmreduction@acon.org.au

To contribute to this important international day of solidarity and action, ACON is hosting an event on Friday the 30th of August for LGBTQ+ community members who have experiences related to overdose and/or drug use, and their allies.

Main event:

  • Community storytelling focused on the intersection of LGBTQ+ communities and experiences of overdose and/or AOD (alcohol and other drugs) lived and or living experience. We invited 6 writers to participate in workshops before the event and share their stories on this evening.
  • A spiritual vigil style performance to help ground attendees into the space.
  • A private chillout/care space with a wishing tree to honor those no longer with us. Peer support workers will also facilitate that space during the evening.
  • Harm reduction education booths with relevant AOD information, take home Naloxone and AOD support services.

Overdose affects everyone. From grieving families to spontaneous first responders, the impacts of overdose are far-reaching and fall indiscriminately.

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