Invitational conference on drug user activism
International Drug User Day
The Danish Drug Users Union "BrugerForeningen" and the Dutch National Interest Group of Drug Users "LSD" proudly announce an upcoming meeting on drug user activism. The gathering will take place to mark both the International Drug User Day and the 10th anniversary of BrugerForeningen.
Due to the character of the event, the number of participants is limited to 70 persons.
The organizers therefore take the lead in inviting those user activists that are expected to contribute to, and benefit from, the event. The language will be English. The budget is limited, and so participants are asked to cover all costs related to attending.
The program on Friday October 31st includes training sessions on working with the media and on building a network of allies. In addition, 3 workshops are planned around the following topics:
Please note that both trainings and workshops are repeated during the day.
A cyber cafe will be available throughout both days and a programme of videos and movies will be shown.
Saturday November 1st will be given over to various sightseeing trips, e.g. to Christiania. It will also be possible to arrange smaller meetings and further discussions at the BrugerForeningen.
Deadline for registration is September 15th. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form.
Registration forms returned after this date will not guarantee a place.
It is possible to bring Methadone into Denmark with the relevant paperwork, and so those who are currently in a substitution program (methadone, for example) are asked to ensure that they bring enough with them to last for the duration of their stay. For those who have difficulties in this regard, we can, as a last resort, make arrangements for provision here. In the latter case, please let us know as far in advance as possible.
This year's celebration of International Drug User Day will be different from previous events organized in the Netherlands. We need to stress that during the daytime, people are expected to take part in the various training and workshop sessions.
On Saturday evening a party will be held at BrugerForeningen.
Further information, such as names of speakers and trainers and a list of guests will become available by the end of September. In case you need more information before, please contact either Joergen Kjaer (BF) at email@example.com or Has Cornelissen (LSD) at firstname.lastname@example.org