2018

Day of Action 2018

City: Valdivia
Organisations:
EPSD- Chile, Fundación Ella, Amigos del Cannabis Valdivia

EPSD hosted an exhibition in which they spoke about the origin of prohibition and the consequences in the future. In addition, the group talked about the effects it has had on Chile’s policies at the national level in which the inefficiency of Law 20,000 was shown in relation to cannabis legislation. EPSD also included an exhibition on an alternative solution to prohibition, reducing risks and damages associated with the consumption of drugs. Afterwards, a debate was generated and a series of comments on what was presented with the participants was very constructive and the day finished with a group photo in the auditorium at the University Austral de Chile.

City: Santiago
Organisations: Latinoamérica Reforma, Movimental, Estudiantes por una Política de Drogas más Sensata (EPSD) y Ciencias para la cannabis

The community was invited to participate in the Global Action Day. People who belong to different activist groups and also people who are interested and aware of the issue of the use of drugs and the rights of people were present. That day, there were brief speeches, a reflection on improving practices and changing the mentality of the government. The groups continue doing smaller activities and distributing campaign material and it is not exclusively on one day of action.

Media Coverage:
“Apoye, No Castigue, la campaña contra la guerra a las drogas.” 26 June 2018. https://www.canamo.cl/2018/06/26/apoye-no-castigue-la-campana-contra-la-guerra-a-las-drogas/.


2017

Day of Action 2017

In Santiago de Chile and in Arica, NGO Latinoamerica Reforma organized a photo campaign in front of important buildings of both cities.  The event in Santiago was well attended by about 40 activists, despite the weather! People gathered to speak out against the war on drugs and to start a dialogue towards a policy of regulation, health and human rights. The campaign photo was taken in front of the Chilean Parliament, the Palacio de la Moneda. The event was larger than last year, and Latinoamerica Reforma hope that this trend will continue – as shown by the event in Arica, the first SDP event to be held outside Santiago.

In addition, Fundación Ciencias para la Cannabis, also conducted a photo shoot with a large Apoye no Castigue banner in front of large national institutions.

Capture

2016

Day of Action 2016

In Santiago de Chile, participants gathered at the Palacio de la Moneda to show their support for the campaign by taking part in the Support. Don’t Punish Interactive Photo Project.

2014

Day of Action 2014

In Santiago de Chile, the Colegio Medico de Chile organised a series of meetings and seminars around cannabis regulation (in particular on access to medicinal cannabis). harm reduction and broader drug policy reform. Representatives of the Colegio also had good presence in local and national media.