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Activities 2020

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  • Dunwoody

    Georgia

    Activity: Metro Atlanta International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Park at Pernoshal Court
    Dunwoody, GATuesday, August 31, 2021
    7:00-8:30 pm
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Contact: Tori Miller
    Phone:
    Email: overdoseawarenessdayatlanta@gmail.com

    International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. Time to Remember. Time to Act.
    Please join us for the local event at Park at Pernoshal Court in Dunwoody, Georgia on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 from 7:00-8:30 pm. We will have speakers on overdose prevention and harm reduction as well as a candlelight vigil to honor the lives of loved ones lost to overdose.
    Speakers will include some of the founders of Georgia Overdose Prevention.
    If you would like to bring a photo of your loved one, we will have a table to display them.
    We will collect donations at the event to go towards a bulk purchase of fentanyl test strips to be distributed by local harm reduction efforts. If you can’t attend the event and would like to donate towards this, you can donate by Venmo to @andygish You have probably heard that there are naloxone shortages and an increase in overdose deaths right now so access to these strips are more important than ever. We will announce the amount of any donations collected beforehand at the event.
    Rain or shine. If there is severe weather, we will update closer to event time.
    COVID Safety Precautions: This event will be outdoors. Please wear masks and practice social distancing.
    There is free parking at Park at Pernoshal Court and the venue is also close to the Marta busline.

    Albany

    Georgia

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Vigil
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Veterans Park Amphitheatre
    100 W Oglethorpe Blvd.
    Albany GA 31701
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Change Center
    Contact: Alesha Burgman
    Phone: 2292999678
    Email: akburgman@albanycsb.org

    Candlelight Vigil in remembrance of those lost to overdose, Narcan training and dispersal, stories of hope, and valuable information provided by city officials.

    Newnan

    Georgia

    Activity: Innternational Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 60 Sprayberry Road, Newnan GA
    The Dog Park – There is a tree dedicated to those that have lost their battles to addiction
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: GRASP
    Contact: Ms. Pat Rudd
    Phone: 770-301-3990
    Email: ruddpr@gmail.com

    Purple ribbons will be provided and we will write our loved ones names on the ribbons to hang on the tree
    A few poems will be read

    Fort Oglethrope

    Georgia

    Activity: Overdose Prevention Paint Your Side Walk
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 2007 Old Lafayette Rd.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Northwest Georgia Treatment Center “New Season”
    Contact: Julia M. Rivera
    Phone: 7068619390
    Email: julia.rivera@cmglp.com

    We will paint our side walk in remembrance of those lost to overdose and to create awareness of overdose.

    Peachtree City

    Georgia

    Activity: Purple Golf Cart Tunnels for International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: All golf cart tunnels on Peachtree City’s 100+ miles of golf cart paths will be lit in the color purple in remembrance of all the lives lost to drug overdose.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jean Felts
    Phone: 4043234170
    Email: jean.felts@gmail.com

    All golf cart tunnels on Peachtree City’s 100+ miles of golf cart paths will be lit in the color purple in remembrance of all the lives lost to drug overdose. Stop by and take a walk or ride to help raise awareness and end the stigma surrounding the disease of drug addiction.

    Peachtree City

    Georgia

    Activity: Fayetteville International Overdose Awareness Day 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jean Felts
    Phone: 4043234170
    Email: jean.felts@gmail.com

    Join us at the Gazebo in downtown Fayetteville At 7PM we will begin by placing the names of lost loved ones on purple ribbons and tying them to the memorial tree. We also have 100 white landscape flags to display with names written in purple around the tree. Several speakers are planned to give short statements of hope, love and compassion. At dusk, approx. 8:15 we will begin lighting hand held candles for a candlelight vigil. At this time we will “Say their Names” and have a moment of silence.

    Cumming Georgia

    Georgia

    Activity: International Overdose/Fentanyl Awareness Teacup Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: United Way
    240 Elm Street
    Cumming Georgia 30040
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Realty4Recovery.org
    Contact: Jennifer Hodge
    Phone: 678-793-1303
    Email: Jenniferhodgerealtor@gmail.com

    2021 Teacup memorial will consist of resources for getting sober, Banners displaying approx 3300 faces of those we have lost and approximately 1400 hundred teacups will be lit honoring . Our banners will represent what it looks like in American every 2 weeks.,3300 new faces will be added to new banners.

    Chattanooga

    Georgia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time:
    Location: 5721 Marlin Rd, Building 6100, Building 3200
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Calandra smith
    Phone: 14234866599
    Email: calandra.smith@hccoalition.org

    Hamilton County Coalition and partners will be hosting various events such as purple sand project (social media) lighting events and overdose trainings.

    Atlanta

    Georgia

    Activity: Metro Atlanta International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: To Be Determined
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Tori
    Phone:
    Email: overdoseawarenessdayatlanta@gmail.com

    Candlelight vigil
    Overdose prevention and harm reduction education
    More details to come
    Contact overdoseawarenessdayatlanta@gmail.com