The HR17 Sessions

May 25, 2017

Watch 7 full sessions filmed at the 25th Harm Reduction International Conference!


The Drugreporter team produced a summary movie of the 25th Harm Reduction International Conference, held between 14-17 May 2017 in Montréal, Canada, but we also live streamed the key plenaries and sessions. Now you can watch these sessions broken down to individual speaker videos. We have embedded the playlists of each session, you can browse them here:

OPENING CEREMONY
Chaired by Rick Lines and Lisa Massicotte, Opening prayer: Sedalia Kawennotas Fazio, Jane Philpott, Minister of Health of Canada, Lucie Charlebois, Minister for Rehabilitation, Youth Protection, Public Health and Healthy Living, Quebec, Anie Samson, Montreal Executive Committee Vice-Chairperson and Representative of the Mayor of Montréal, Monique Tula, Harm Reduction Coalition, USA, Jérome Benedetti, AQPSUD, Quebec, Jordan Westfall, CAPUD, Canada, Presentation of International Rolleston Award, National Rolleston Award and Carol and Travis Jenkins Award.

GLOBAL PRIORITIES FOR ACTION SESSION
Chair: Judy Chang. Speakers: Katie Stone (UK), Patricia Haddad (Lebanon), Olga Belyaeva (Lithuania), Deborah Peterson Small (USA). 

HARM REDUCTION IN POLITICALLY CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENTS SESSION
Chair: Jay Levy. Speakers: Foizia Bouzzitoun (Morocco) , Péter Sárosi (Hungary) Goro Koto (Japan), Emma Roberts (USA).

COMMUNITY NEEDS; COMMUNITY RESPONSES PANEL
Chair: Monique Tula. Speakers: Maira Gabriel Redes da Maré (Brazil), Trevor Stratton (Canada), Haryati Jonet (Malaysia), Adam Bourne (Australia)

USER ACTIVISM & RESISTANCE SESSION
Chair: Péter Sárosi. Speakers: Sut Nau (Myanmar), Alexandra de Kiewit (Canada), Mat Southwell (UK), Igor Gordon (Lithuania)

LEGAL RESTRICTIONS ON CIVIL SOCIETY: ACTIVISTS RESPOND TO THE CHALLENGE
Moderator: Karyn Kaplan. Speakers: Shen Tingting, Xu Peng (China), Péter Sárosi (Hungary) Mohammad Karamouzian (Iran), Ma. Inez Feria (Philippines), Mikhail Golichenko (Russia), Supatra Nacapiew (Thailand), Judy Chang (INPUD)

CLOSING CEREMONY
Chaired by Rick Lines. Stephen Lewis (Canada), Kerrigan Beaver (Canada), Alexandra de Kiewit (Canada)
Lisa Massicotte (Canada), Presentation of Brooklyn McNeil Rae of Hope Award, HR17 Conference Film by Drugreporter, Closing prayer: Sedalia Kawennotas Fazio.

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