City: San Juan
Organisations: Glenda Davila, Nobel Hernandez, Iniciativa Comunitaria
The activity was one that provoked reflection. During the month there was a dialogue with the participants of the Punto Fijo project (Project of Exchange of Syringes in San Juan PR) to see if they were interested in participating in a campaign where they were the face. The purpose of it was to work with the beauty of the human being. Breaking with stereotypes (discrimination) towards people who use drugs. Five participants accepted the challenge and a selection of photos was made. Individually, each participant had a dialogue with the photographers and project staff where the subject of each photo was identified. So each photo invited people to reflect on such objective things as the lack of services to subliminal issues such as the right to be happy. While the photos were being made, a video was made where the participants talk about Support. Don’t Punish. The photos were exhibited in one of the largest centres in Puerto Rico, Plaza las Américas. The viewing lasted 4 days.
Organisations: Intercambios Puerto Rico, Preveen, La Perla del Gran Precio, Salud y Acupuntura para el Pueblo, Clínica Legal de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico y Concilio de Salud de Integral de Loíza
On the Global Day of Action there was a service fair where HIV and STI tests, acupuncture, hair cuts, showers, legal counselling and opiates substitution treatments were given to all those who participated in the activity. There was also a photographic exhibition carried out by participants of the program in which they documented through photos what they have to live on a daily basis due to the war on drugs.