Public Meeting: How to save lives in Richmond

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A person dies every two weeks from drug overdoses within two blocks of Victoria Street in Richmond. These deaths are preventable.

Federal Member for Melbourne Adam Bandt invites residents and community members to a public meeting to talk about how we can save lives in Richmond.

We can save lives by treating drug overdoses as a health issue not a law and order issue, and by giving people support when they need it rather than punishing them. The evidence is clear from cities around the world, including Sydney: medically supervised injecting facilities save lives.

Join us to learn the facts about a medically supervised injecting facility trial and to hear about how we can make it a reality.

Featuring:

Dr Ingrid van Beek AM - the inaugural medical director of the successful Kings Cross supervised injecting centre

Peter Wearne - Youth Support and Advocacy Service

Cr Amanda Stone - Mayor of the City of Yarra

Colleen Hartland MLC - Victorian Greens health spokesperson

Kathleen Maltzahn - former Yarra Councillor and drug law reform advocate

 

All are welcome.

WHEN
April 05, 2017 at 6:30pm - 8pm
WHERE
Loughnan Hall
67-69 Coppin St
Richmond, VIC 3121
Australia
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