Outreach Webinar

Maggie led a webinar on outreach for SWOP-USA. It's really key to get more peer based outreach going and help train allies on how to be helpful. Not everyone should be doing outreach, certainly, and it takes a certain personality to really excel. There are so many forms of outreach, though! It matters when people tell their elected representatives that HARM REDUCTION IS IMPORTANT. It also matters when people talk to urban businesses and residences about how to interact with used supplies and help them process some of their powerful emotions. In San Francisco, residents are actively working against many harm reduction initiatives because they are ignorant about how important this work is. Outreach isn't as simple as handing supplies to people because educating the public, lawmakers, and healthcare workers is really just as important.