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O Week Harm Reduction Workshop – SSDP Melbourne University

February 23, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This summer Melbourne has reminded us that the safety of young people is at unecessary risk: a new approach to drugs is needed.

Harm reduction is a practice and a principle that seeks to reduce drug and other related harm through evidence, compassion and pragmatic policy changes. Harm reduction does not judge or alienate drug use or users – instead accepting that much of the harm associated with drug use can be tied to the stigma, prejudice, policy inaction and silence around it.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy seeks to break this silence, starting on our University campuses. We bring these ideas, and the drug law reform movement that fights for them, to you, the students. The UniMelb chapter would like you to join us for our very first O-Week Harm Reduction Workshop.

We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be joined by 2 expert speakers in the field:

~ Steph Tzanetis, Coordinator at DanceWize
DanceWize provides on the ground harm reduction services, such as a chill space, drug first aid and education resources, at music festivals and large parties in Victoria. Hear how it all works from the expert herself!

~ Senator Richard Di Natale, Australian Greens
A former AOD worker and medical practioner, now leads the largest Australian political party fighting for harm reduction in our drug policy, and is a big supporter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy.

We’ll be covering:
– Updates on the Student Union’s reagent pill testing program.
– Practical tips on harm reduction and safe party practices.
– The politics of harm reduction, where did it come from & where to from here?

Finishing off with a Q&A discussion with our expert guests, Union representatives, and SSDP leaders.

We look forward to seeing you and your pals there! See the Facebook Event Page


February 23, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


University of Melbourne
Old Quad G18 + Google Map