Time: 04:00 pm
Location: First Avenue in Mission BC
Name of Organisation: Mission Overdose Community Action Team
Contact: Kat Wahamaa
Throughout August, leading up to International Overdose Awareness Day, August 31, the Mission Overdose Community Action Team (MOCAT) is coordinating a series of community art dialogues entitled“Masks We Wear”. Stigma masks the humanity of people who use substances and sways our current policy. Our communities are devastated by the ensuing loss of loved ones, and the loss of the potential of all the sons, daughters, mothers and fathers. The masks will be exhibited during the week of International Overdose Awareness Day – August 31, at businesses on First Avenue in Mission and then displayed in the Community Art Space at The Reach Gallery Museum as part of their fall exhibition. On August 31 community members are invited to take an “artwalk” from 3-7pm downtown. A memorial banner will be onsite for those that wish to add their loved ones name in remembrance.