Register now for the Hawai`i Harm Reduction Conference, entitled "Communities, Connections, Compassion", which will be held on January 11, 2019 at Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu.
The theme of 2019's conference will be intersectionality, which refers to the shaping of one's identity by factors such as race, class, gender, sexuality, and nationality. The conference will highlight the interwoven nature of experiences shaped by social issues and the implications for harm reduction work in Hawai`i.
Early bird registration ends on November 30. Inter-island travel scholarship applications will be accepted until December 10.
The proposed "public charge" rule by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would deny permanent resident status to immigrants who use government services. The new rule would also add age, health, and employability as factors that a DHS official may use to deny green cards on the basis that an immigrant would become a “public charge.” Because of this ruling, many immigrants, including those affected by hepatitis B, would avoid or lose healthcare access