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Community Conversations: Harm Reduction in Surrey

July 29 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Community Conversations: Harm Reduction
Join us in a community dialogue exploring Surrey’s harm reduction programs, and their effects on the Surrey community.

About this event

What is harm reduction? What are the effects of harm reduction? How can we highlight the benefits of harm reduction programs while keeping in mind the effects of harm reduction on the remainder of the community?

Join the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association for the fourth of five Community Conversations that will be taking place throughout the summer!

Community Conversations aims to bring community members to engage in purposeful and meaningful conversation about the future of our community. Previous conversations have included the housing crisis, supporting BIPOC businesses, and food security.

Through a presentation from our guest speakers followed by facilitated discussions, we will be diving deeper into what makes a harm reduction program successful, how improvements can be made to current harm reduction programs, and what community members can do to take action.

Our guest speaker is Jennifer Conway-Brown. Jennifer Conway-Brown is a Regional Harm Reduction Coordinator with the Fraser Health Authority with geographic responsibility for Fraser South including Surrey. Jenn is new in her role at Fraser Health and brings previous experience in the non profit sector in shelter, housing, and peer based harm reduction practice. She is an uninvited white settler living on the traditional and unceded territories of the Katzie Nation, a cisgender queer woman, and a registered social worker. Jenn is passionate about harm reduction and aims to integrate this practice in various settings.

How much is a ticket?

Completely free of charge!

Where will the event be held?

Zoom: Link will be sent via email after registration.

**We will have a live transcription service on the side panel in-meeting. If you will be attending and have any needs or accommodations please email Victoria at victoria@downtownsurreybia.com.

Agenda (PST)

6:30 PM Event begins

6:45 PM Guest Speaker Presentation

7:00 PM Q&A

7:10 PM Discussion 1

7:30 PM Discussion 2

7:50 PM Event Wrap Up


July 29
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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