I first heard about AVP 20 years ago, when a co-worker told me about a study that estimated between 17-25% of women attending UVic would experience sexual assault during their time as a student. This study was what led to
August 31 marks International Overdose Awareness Day. Here on the territory of the Lekwungen speaking people (Victoria), home of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations, we will come together in our grief, our loss and our determination to honour those we still love and have lost to overdose.
As part of International Overdose Awareness Day events in Victoria on August 31, AIDS Vancouver Island and SOLID will offer free overdose prevention and response training, including free naloxone kits, during this drop-in space at Centennial Square. Please come by
All Indigenous and People of Colour (IPOC) have something in common: the destruction of our land, culture, and people. In addition, IPOC bodies are stigmatized through practices of Othering and the imposition of Eurocentric beauty standards that exist globally. While