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Harm Reduction as Social Justice: Prisons

This lunch and learn event will engage students, faculty, activists, researchers, prison in-reach workers, and formerly incarcerated people in a discussion about harm reduction in Canadian prisons. Topics explored will include mass incarceration, drug policies, human rights, prison needle-exchange programs, drug use, discharge planning, and overdoses. A short video will be played of a current prisoner.

Lunch will be catered by Salad King and there will be a resource table with harm reduction and safer sex supplies and information.

Tuesday, February 12
12 PM – 3 PM
Oakham Lounge, OAK, 63 Gould St.

This event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible. If you have questions or require other accessibility accommodations to ensure your inclusion in this event, please email Alannah Fricker at cssdp@ryerson.ca.


  • Sandra Ka Hon Chu, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
  • Zachary Grant, Federal Hep C Coordinator, PASAN
  • Wanda Whitebird, Elder, Prison In-Reach Worker
  • Kyle King, Prisoner Rights Activist


  • Gregory McMaster, Award-Winning Writer & Producer, Current Prisoner


This event is hosted by Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy, CSSDP Ryerson, in collaboration with Emily van der Meulen, Criminology; Ken Moffatt, Jack Layton Chair; Kim Bailey, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Office of Social Innovation; and Corinne Hart, Nursing.

Sponsored by the Criminology Course Union; Melanie Panitch, John C. Eaton Chair in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship; the Department of Criminology; the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Arts; and Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University.

Categories: Campus Group Event


Starts: 2019-02-12 12:00:00
Ends: 2019-02-12 15:00:00