Dec 16, 2020
"Harm reduction is not just service delivery,
it's not just a set of techniques, it's not just a viewpoint of how
to engage problematic drug use or sex or whatever have you, it's
also part of a social movement that looks for a more just world for
drug users, sex workers — that population. So it has a social
critique saying, no shit, this is not right." - Rafael
This documentary episode of The Response explores how community-based harm reduction programs are responding to climate-fueled disasters and other systems-disrupting emergencies. The 40-min audio documentary features interviews with Rafael Torruella (executive director of Intercambios Puerto Rico), Justin Kunzelman (executive director and co-founder of Rebel Recovery Florida), and Savannah O'Neill (associate director of capacity building at the National Harm Reduction Coalition).