How Do We Stop Drug Deaths at Music Festivals?

Date TBA


Joseph Pred

Mutual Aid Risk & Safety

Missi Wooldridge

Healthy Nightlife LLC

Stefanie Jones

Drug Policy Alliance

Stopping young people from dying of drug-related causes at music festivals isn’t an easy subject for event organizers to talk about. The historic approach of taking a prohibitionist attitude towards substance abuse, coupled with punitive legislation simply hasn’t worked. A grassroots community of harm reduction experts believes the only way forward is to stop looking at drug use as a criminal justice issue and instead to tackle it as a public health concern. The panel will talk about the challenges festivals face, and offer practical advice for both organizers and attendees looking to make festivals as safe as possible. #partysafer

Primary Access: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband
Secondary Access: Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate