The SIF NYC campaign invites you to a town hall event on September 30 to learn and take action for supervised injection facilities in NYC. Titled Out of Harm’s Way: Alternatives to Public Injection in New York, the event is hosted by the Open Society Foundations and moderated by Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now! Speakers include leading experts and political figures from around the world and NYC discussants. The event will open with food and refreshments and a performance by the New Amsterdam Boys and Girls Choir.
A new documentary film, Everywhere But Safe, examines public injection drug use in New York and charts a path toward healthier and safer communities. The film premiered last month at the Maysles Documentary Center in Harlem, a not for profit organization dedicated to the exhibition and production of documentary films that inspire dialogue and action. Harm reduction providers, government officials, participants of syringe exchange programs and community members gathered for the premiere of the film and a follow up panel featuring individuals in the film to discuss alternatives to public injection drug use.