Day of Action 2018

City: Chicago
Organisations: Drug Users Health Collective of Chicago, Chicago Recovery Alliance

The groups held a community building cookout, where information was provided about where services are offered and a discussion on Support, Don’t Punish.


Day of Action 2016

In New York, local NGOs collaborated with The Illuminator on a projection of short videos of people who use drugs – with words characterising them (doctor, advocate, poet, etc.) and then the word ‘criminal’ crossed out – on the walls of the Brooklyn Detention Centre on 23rd June, as well as an interactive project.

In Washington DC, SSDP organised an action and took photos in front of the White House and other landmark locations.

Other actions were also organised in San Francisco and Buffalo.

Video of the event in New York

USA day of action 2016

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Day of Action 2015

In New York, Harm Reduction Coalition organised a flash mob in front of the United Nations Headquarters.

In Washington DC, SSDP and StoptheDrugWar.org organised a march from the State Department to the White House. And in San Francisco, the San Francisco Drug Users’ Union organised a gathering. SSDP hosted a small event in Denver.

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Day of Action 2014

The Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC), the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) New York office and partners organised a rally outside of the United Nations Headquarters in New York, with supporters chanting and displaying banners calling for an end to the war on drugs.

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