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Southern Harm Reduction and Drug Policy Conference

August 19, 2012

Don’t miss this fantastic event! I won’t!

Updated information from North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition, with clickable links:


Location:  Holiday Inn, Atlanta Capitol Conference Ctr, 450 Capitol Ave, Atlanta, GA

Event Dates: The event will take place Thursday September 6th through Saturday September 8th, 2012

Event Times: Thursday 8am-5pm, Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 10am-1pm

Sign up page:

Event Contact: Robert Childs, 336-543-8050

Event Price: $55 via Check, $56 via paypal

Scholarships: Scholarships are available to people living in the US South ONLY.

The Housing Scholarships period is over.  We have conference fee waiver scholarships available through August 31st, 2012.  Please fill out the registration form and the following form to apply for a scholarship


Topics that will be covered:
Syringe Access
Faith, Drugs and Sex Work
HCV and Harm Reduction
Marijuana Policy Update
Harm Reduction Media
Sex Work in the South
Transgender Health & Harm Reduction
War on Drugs, A War on the People
911 Good Samaritan Laws
Advocacy 101
National and Regional Drug Policy Update
Mass Incarceration
Law Enforcement As Advocates
Crack User and Injection Drug User Harm Reduction Safety
Traditional and Untraditional ways to funding Harm Reduction and Drug Policy Reform
The Negative Effects of Drug Testing
Overdose Prevention 101
Street Nursing and Outreach Skills
Mapping a Drug Policy Reform and Harm Reduction Friendly Future for the South
Crack Pipe Access and Hepatitis
Drug User Stigma
Syringe Exchange 101 


Post Conference Event: There will be a free “Drug User Stigma Prevention Training” from 1pm-3pm on Saturday.  If you would like to attend please RSVP

Event Financial Sponsors: The Drug Policy Alliance and the MAC AIDS Fund

 Event Co-Sponsors: Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), Georgia AIDS Coalition, Worth, Triangle Health Collective, Kuan-Yin, North Carolina Sex Worker Alliance, Hepatitis Community Voice, and many more!

Organizers: North Carolina Harm Reduction CoalitionAtlanta Harm Reduction Coalition, Streetwork and Women With A Vision.


* If you have links to the organizations not linked above, please let me know. I’ll update this post with the additional information. You can leave the information as a comment on this post, or you can email me at

One Comment leave one →
  1. February 1, 2013 11:43 pm

    The Harm Reduction Coalition is committed to reducing drug-related harm among individuals and communities. HRC initiates and promotes local, regional, and national harm-reduction education, interventions, and community efforts. HRC fosters alternative models to conventional health and human services and drug treatment. It challenges traditional client/provider relationships. It provides resources, educational materials, and support to health professionals and drug users in their communities to address drug-related harm.

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