We are excited to announce that we have partnered with the International Network of People Who Use Drugs (INPUD) and DrugReporter to coordinate showings of their newly released docuseries ‘Taking Back What’s Ours: An Oral History of the Movement of People Who Use Drugs’.
Each episode is dedicated to different regions and countries, and how the movement developed there. It’s a brilliant way to learn how this movement, which we are a part of, came to be and how it developed over the years. This is a fantastic (COVID-19 safe) activity that you and your chapter can hold We suggest that you go beyond your own chapter and invite community members, university societies, professors, and anyone else to come and attend this event.
If you would like to organise a showing and a Q&A, please contact Jake Agliata, Policy and Communications Officer at INPUD, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The series is available on the DrugReporter website and on Youtube; we would suggest using Watch2Gether or Zoom to watch the series together. If you need any help setting up a screening, feel free to reach out to your SSDP point of contact or email email@example.com.
Alongside the ten-part docuseries, INPUD has also created an accompanying research report entitled ‘Taking Back What’s Ours! A Documented History of the Movement of People Who Use Drugs’, which draws from the accounts of the 34 activists interviewed as part of the project. You can find the full report and a shorter fact sheet here.