Time: 05:00 pm
Location: 400 I ST SW
Name of Organisation: Westminster DC, Building Rhythm Thru Recovery
Contact: George Kerr III
International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held annually on August 31. Its objective is to raise awareness of drug overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths. On this day, we collectively acknowledge the grief felt by family and friends and remember those who have died or suffer permanent injury due to drug overdose.
On Tuesday, August 31 from 5-8pm, Ward 6 will hold a networking event “You are not Alone” #LivelongDC to bring greater awareness to this crisis by providing information and support on drug user health to the general public. This in-person event will take place at Westminster DC, 400 I Street SW, Washington DC 20024 and will be livestreamed to our FB page. The program includes networking and tabling from 5-6:30pm followed by storytelling and panel discussions.
Participating community partners include: Westminster DC; Ward 5 & 6 Prevention Center; Total Family Care Coalition; Community Connections; Family Medical Counseling Services; Reason to Hope Foundation; HealthHIV; We Act Radio; and Riverside Church in SW.