Art Windsor-Essex respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Bkejwanong. We want to state our respect for the ancestral and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
Harm Reduction: A Community Conversation
Time and Date: Thursday, July 20th, 2023, 6:30pm – 7pm
Location: Art Windsor-Essex, 3rd floor
This event is part of AWE at Night.
- Current AWE and/or Museum Windsor Members: Free admission to both Art Windsor-Essex and the Chimczuk Museum
- Non-Members: $13.25 – Admission to both Art Windsor-Essex and the Chimczuk Museum
Photography and videography will be present throughout the event. By entering this event site you agree to be filmed or photographed which may be used for marketing or promotional purposes.
How can we lower the negative impact of substance use in this area?
Windsor-Essex has shown passionate concern about SafePoint, a safe consumption site which opened earlier this spring. The site will allows folks to use substances in a supervised and safe environment. However, some argue that the site will facilitate access to substances and encourage their use. What does this mean for our region and how can we safely care for all members of our community? Join us for a panel discussion on harm reduction in Windsor-Essex. Our panel of speakers will offer bold and insightful responses to pressing issues in our region.
Michael Brennan (He/Him) has been the Executive Director for Pozitive Pathways Community Services for over 10 years now. He says he is a self- proclaimed Community Agitator when it comes to advocacy on behalf our communities most vulnerable populations. Michael also chairs the Windsor Essex Community Opioid Substance Strategy Harm Reduction Working Group as well as Co-Chairs the Windsor Ontario Health Team DEI advisory group and is a member of the Patient Family and Caregiver Council to name a few of the tables. Michael’s work and lived experience in substance use has made him passionate about addressing substance use in our community.
Lady Laforet is the Director of the Welcome Centre Shelter for Women and Families in Windsor. The Welcome Centre provides emergency shelter and transitional services to women and families who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness.
Bilal Nasser is a local activist, musician, and educator. He was the co-founder of the “Save the CTS campaign” and organizer of the rallies to Save the CTS at city hall this winter.