International Drug User Day 2014 – Let’s hear 3 cheers for that activists
activist -Theo Van Dam, the beautiful Dutchman who came up with the
brilliant idea of a day in the calendar to celebrate the existence, the
achievements, the lives and the work of people who use drugs and their
brave and courageous direct actions that have been challenging wrongs
and fighting injustice, wherever it lies in the world.
Drug User’s must always be part of the solution and never framed only as the problem. Our lived, perceptive and insightful lives will always provide our communities with the insight and language to tackle the issues that black markets have left us; society must work with the drug using community to end the crippling discrimination, criminalization, marginalization and isolation felt by too many – generation to generation; and for what? So some could drink beer while others could not smoke dope? So some could arrest an entire people of colour while others could put on the guards hat and boots while swinging the keys in the lock, stops the clock….IDUD is our day friends -walk tall, believe in yourself not based on your drug or the frequency you use it, but based on the person you really are deep down. Drug users will not be defined by their substance or by societys ignorance; only by the quality of their soul at the gates. Yessirree! November 1st – celebrate it all day friends!
International Drug User Day, Nov 1st, 2014
Posted by Erin on October 28, 2014