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Constellations 16-24 Nov 21

With support from Ethypharm

Constellations

An Online Festival On Drugs & Harm Reduction
16-24
Nov 21
Science, Justice & Pleasure
With support from Ethypharm

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Headliners

Lisa Sanchez in Conversation with Very Special Guest; Exciting Announcement Coming Soon

Join Lisa Sanchez and a very special guest (announcement coming soon!) for a discussion on resistance movements, literature and drug control policy. Drawing on Ms Sanchez’s ground-breaking work to challenge the disproportionate impact of the war on drugs in Mexico and Latin America, this discussion will interrogate the use of drug policy by states as a mechanism of social control. 

Lisa Sanchez leads Mexico United Against Crime, is a global advocate for drug policy reform and respected commentator on citizen security, justice and human rights.

Carl Hart in Conversation with Naomi Burke-Shyne from Harm Reduction International

Join Prof Carl L. Hart, Ziff Professor at Columbia University in a discussion with Naomi Burke-Shyne, Executive Director of Harm Reduction International, on drug control, impunity and justice. Drug control policy is used by governments all over the world to justify state violence. Buoyed by decades of propaganda on the ‘evils’ of drugs, drug policy remains an area which is designed to elude the rule of law and accountability. Carl and Naomi look at the pervasive, fear-based approaches which represent some of the most subtle, yet entrenched bastions of the war on drugs.

Ash Sarkar in Conversation with Kojo Koram

A conversation examining the racial justice aspects of drug policy reform which will also look at how ideas of race have historically interwoven with assumptions about pleasure, desire and the carnivalesque to inform our assumptions about the harms of drugs.

Ash Sarkar is a senior editor at Novara Media and teaches at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. Kojo Koram is a writer and an academic, teaching at the School of Law at Birkbeck College, University of London.

In the Spotlight

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: The Role of Drugs and Pleasure on the Dancefloor

Healing Justice: A Future of Psychedelics that Prioritises Indigenous Communities and People of Colour

Fight for Your Right: Progress in the Movement Towards Just Drug Policy

Poppi Drugs Museum Amsterdam: MDMA Regulation

In the Spotlight

1. Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: The Role of Drugs and Pleasure on the Dancefloor

2. Healing Justice: A Future of Psychedelics that Prioritises Indigenous Communities and People of Colour

3. Fight for Your Right: Progress in the Movement Towards Just Drug Policy

4. Poppi Drugs Museum Amsterdam: MDMA Regulation

Justice

The Global Drug Policy Index

Screening and Panel Discussion: Ayakhu, Dr. G (My father, Dr. G) - Facing the Death Penalty for Drug Offences in Malaysia

Exploring Ethical Cannabis Policy

Poetry

Bright Stars, Dark Skies

Wellbeing Wednesday

Mandala Workshops

Wellness for Social Justice Warriors

The Importance of Caring for your Employees’ Wellbeing

Science

The Magic of Microdosing

The Elephant in the Room: When the Pleasure Stops

Speed Sessions: Safe Supply and Prescribing for Stimulants

You can Leave your HAT on: The Importance of Heroin Assisted Treatment

New Developments in Opioid Agonist Treatment

Harm Reduction Journal: Anabolic Androgenic Steroids and the Challenges for Harm Reduction

Youth RISE/Harm Reduction Journal/Filter: Research Wwith and For Young People who Use Drugs

Harm Reduction Journal: Alcohol Harm Reduction: 2021 and Beyond

Pleasure

Understanding Benefit Maximisation

ASUK Network/HEDN: Human Enhancement Drugs - New Perspectives on an Enduring Issue

Fireside Chats

Daniel Wolfe: Health, Rights, and Wrongs - Reflections of a Harm Reduction Donor

Workshops

Use of Digital Tools to Identify Emerging Drug Trends and Deliver Harm Reduction Services

Science

The Magic of Microdosing

The Elephant in the Room: When the Pleasure Stops

Speed Sessions: Safe Supply and Prescribing for Stimulants

You can Leave your HAT on: The Importance of Heroin Assisted Treatment

New Developments in Opioid Agonist Treatment

Harm Reduction Journal: Anabolic Androgenic Steroids and the Challenges for Harm Reduction

Youth RISE/Harm Reduction Journal/Filter: Research Wwith and For Young People who Use Drugs

Harm Reduction Journal: Alcohol Harm Reduction: 2021 and Beyond

Justice

The Global Drug Policy Index

Screening and Panel Discussion: Ayakhu, Dr. G (My father, Dr. G) - Facing the Death Penalty for Drug Offences in Malaysia

Exploring Ethical Cannabis Policy

Pleasure

Understanding Benefit Maximisation

ASUK Network/HEDN: Human Enhancement Drugs - New Perspectives on an Enduring Issue

Poetry

Bright Stars, Dark Skies

Wellbeing Wednesday

Mandala Workshops

Wellness for Social Justice Warriors

The Importance of Caring for your Employees’ Wellbeing

Fireside Chats

Daniel Wolfe: Health, Rights, and Wrongs - Reflections of a Harm Reduction Donor

Workshops

Use of Digital Tools to Identify Emerging Drug Trends and Deliver Harm Reduction Services

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