2013 Southern Harm Reduction and Drug Policy Conference

Thursday, December 12, 2013–Friday, December 13, 2013

2013 Southern Harm Reduction and Drug Policy Conference

Location: HYATT REGENCY NEW ORLEANS,  601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70113

Dates: 12/12/2013 and 12/13/2013

Sign Up:

Cost: $60

Scholarships: There will be scholarships to cover hotel costs and to waive the conference fee.  Scholarship are available to people of the South only.  Priority will be given to drug users, sex workers, Hepatitis C+ people, HIV+ people, people with a history of incarceration, law enforcement and people of transgender experience.

Theme/Focus: Working with the Red (Republican Allies, Blood and Heart)


Robert Childs, 336-543-8050,

Deon Haywood, 504.931.7944,

Topics that will be covered (more to come soon):

  • The Truth About What Drugs Do
  • Red State Harm Reduction and Drug Policy Advocacy
  • Syringe and Pipe Access in the South
  • Faith, Drugs and Sex Work
  • Marijuana Policy in Southern States
  • Harm Reduction/ Drug Policy Media
  • Sex Work in the South
  • 911 Good Samaritan Laws and Naloxone Access
  • Law Enforcement As Advocates
  • Crack User, Pill User and Injection Drug User Harm Reduction Safety
  • Traditional and Untraditional ways to funding Harm Reduction and
  • Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Access
  • Mapping a Drug Policy Reform and Harm Reduction Friendly Future for the South
  • Drug User Stigma

and Much More!


Primary Sponsors

  • North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NC)
  • MAC AIDS Fund (National)
  • Women With A Vision (LO)
  • Drug Policy Alliance (National)


  • Students for Sensible Drug Policy (National)
  • The Ordinary People Society (AL)
  • Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition (GA)
  • Lowland Harm Reduction (SC)
  • Olive Vine Ministries (NC)
  • Orleans Public Defenders (LO)
  • The Prodigal Child Project (AL)
  • Catalyst Community Church (NC)
  • Streetwork (TN)
  • BreakOUT (LO)
  • Healthy Rhythm Consulting (TX)
  • Georgia Overdose Prevention Workgroup (GA)
  • Trans(forming) (GA)

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