Information for youth about prevention, advocacy, and treatment from the Hepatitis Education Project in Seattle, Washington.
Naloxone can save a life. You can pick some up in and learn how to use it in Seattle at the Robert Clewis Center (downtown needle exchange) and at the U-District Needle Exchange.
911 Good Samaritan Law
Under WA law, if you think someone is overdosing and you call 911 for the victim, neither of you will be charged for possessing or using a small amount of drugs
The ancient Etruscans believed that the liver was the seat of the soul and that a person’s liver was the central vital organ, not the heart. They weren’t the only liver-lovers out there either. The ancient Greeks, Romans, and Hebrews believed the same thing about the liver in their early periods. The ancient Roman physician Galen even went as far as saying that your emotions come from your heart, but your passions from your liver!
The Seattle Young People’s Project (SYPP) is excited to tell you about our upcoming Youth Organizing Institute. The YO! is an 8 day summer program from 11-5pm August 21st-28th for young people ages 12-18 to come and learn about anti-oppression and social justice issues in the context of organizing and leadership. YO! will be facilitated mostly by young people and some adult allies. YO! is a unique program in Seattle because it is providing a paid stipend for those who participate in the 8 day workshop. Some of th
e workshops that will he held during the YO! are anti-oppression, national youth organizing, a speed dating activity, real world survival skills, organizing through hip hop w/ hip hop artist Dregs 1, history of power, capitalism, imperialism, colonialism, media and pop culture, and a workshop c
alled theater of the oppressed which includes art and writing activities. The hip hop artist Dregs 1 will be preforming for SYPP on the Friday of YO! as a fundraising event, which will be AWESOME! To wrap-up our last two days of YO! will be going to an overnight camp called Camp River Ranch. Lunch, snacks and dinner on some days will be provided.
This is a GREAT opportunity for young people to come together and learn how to become active in fighting against the injustices seen in our community… and get paid for it!
“Absolutely everyone can identify with a record attempt, no matter where you’re from, what language you speak, or how old you are. A record attempt is about setting ourselves a seemingly impossible goal and showing the determination to achieve it. Hence, the Alliance is planning a Guinness World Record attempt to celebrate World Hepatitis Day 2012 (July 28) by having the most people performing the “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” actions in 24 hours at multiple venues around the world.
These actions relate to a proverb known as the three wise monkeys covering their eyes, ears and mouth. There are many meanings attached to the proverb, but mostly it is used to refer to those who deal with problems by refusing to acknowledge them. This theme has been chosen to highlight that, around the world, hepatitis is being ignored.” –World Hepatitis Alliance
Join HEP on World Hepatitis Day (Saturday, July 28th) in Hing Hay Park in Seattle, WA at 11:45 am to raise awareness and make history! We will also be providing free Hepatitis C screenings in the park from 10:00 am - 1:30 pm. See you tomorrow!