Moms United to End the War on Drugs International Overdose Awareness Events – www.momsunited.net.
International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
Aug 31, 2012 7:00pm
San Diego, CA - www.anewpathsite.org
Join us for a vigil as we remember and honor individuals who have lost their lives to overdose, and the the failed war on drugs. Accidental fatal overdose is the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States. We encourage sensible solutions such as increased access to overdose reversal medication nalozone and implementing Good Samaritan 911 policies. We are inviting family members to join the Moms United to End the War on Drugs campaign. Speakers will include mothers who have lost their children to overdose, individuals who have survived overdose, and family members whose offspring have experienced incarceration for drug use. Community partners include FACTS, NORML, GRASP, NAACP, etc.
St. Paul's Cathedral Courtyard
2728 6th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103
Los Angeles: International Overdose Awareness Day of Performance Art & Political Action
Aug 31, 2012 12:30pm
Los Angeles, CA - www.anewpathsite.org
At 1pm, A New PATH, Drug Policy Alliance, and members of other local advoacy groups will "die" and remain "dead" on the ground for a number of minutes while the names of those lost are read.
We demand greater access to naloxone for overdose prevention, and that overdose victims be treated with dignity and humanity, and that stigma be eliminated by treating drug overdoses like any other medical emergency.
Santa Barbara: International Overdose Awareness Day Informational Meeting, Walk and Candlelight Vigil
Aug 31, 2012
Santa Barbara, CA - http://www.familiesact.org/
5-7 PM at Community Partners Center, 15 E. Carrillo Street
Walk down State Street: 7 PM- gather at corner of State and
Candlelight Vigil at Paseo Nuevo Mall on State Street: 7:30 PM
Newark, Delaware - International Overdose Awareness Day & Candlelight Vigil
Aug. 31, 20128-10pm
Dissemination of Overdose Awareness and Harm Reduction literature and IOAD Pins, ending with a balloon send off. The corner of Rte 896 and Main Street, near the campus of The University of Delaware.
Palm Springs, California – International Overdose
Aug. 31, 2012 – 6:30-8:30pm
Tahquitz and N. Palm Canyon – Palm Springs
Gather to Remember friends and loved ones lost to drug illness
Sponsored by GRASP – www.grasphelp.org