Thursday, June 26, 2014
United Nations Headquarters (Corner of 1st Ave & E 47th St)
June 26 is the United Nations’ International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, and also the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. On this day, governments around the world celebrate their contributions to the global war on drugs, in some cases even commemorating this day by holding public executions or beatings of drug offenders.
NYC is helping to reclaim this day by becoming involved in the 2nd annual Global Day of Action, along with over 80 other cities around the world. NYC missed the opportunity to participate last year, but with the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on Drugs taking place in NYC in 2016, the city must show their support for drug policy reform!
The event will consist of marching, chanting, taking photos and videos, mingling with fellow supporters of drug policy reform, and the opportunity to have your photo taken for the Interactive Photo Project. Make sure to use the #supportdontpunish hastag on social media when discussing the event!
Harm Reduction Coalition and IDPC NY will come prepared with a limited number of signs to be held up during the rally. Want to make sure you have one? Make your own by using these resources. Or just print out the logo and stick it on your shirt!
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about the day around the world.
RSVP or get more info about the NYC action on the event Facebook page.