Peer-Led Intervention Work to Promote Dignity

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Peer-Led Intervention Work to Promote Dignity

A UBC public dialogue event centered around the importance of peer-led work, with formerly incarcerated lived-experience speakers.

By Transformative Health + Justice Research Cluster

When and where

Date and time

Thu, Mar 30, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT


Robson Square- Theatre Room 800 Robson Street Vancouver, BC V6E 1A7 Canada

About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

UBC’s Transformative Health and Justice Cluster (THJRC) is hosting a public dialogue event centered around the importance of peer-led work. This event will bring together persons with lived experience of incarceration and allies who are working towards peer-led intervention work for people incarcerated and post-incarceration through peer-led in-depth personal support, health mentorship and systems navigation. A facilitator will moderate a discussion among panelists and answer audience questions related to their respective work or engagement in this field. Representatives of Unlocking the Gates (UTG), a peer health mentorship program that provides support for people leaving incarceration across BC; a representative from Megaphone Speakers Bureau, a public awareness program connecting audiences with speakers who have lived experience of drug use and overdose prevention; and representatives of the Community Peer Education Project (sister program of the New Mexico Education Project) who use the Echo Model that provides individuals with referrals to resources in their local areas through the evidence-based model of peer support work; will be a part of the panel.

This event is sponsored by UBC Connects, please copy and paste this link to complete their survey for registration purposes.

There will be an event photographer present, please email the organizer if you do not consent to having your photo taken.

Image credit: Corrina Keeling @lovelettersforeverybody

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