- The event will address the phenomenon of national drug policy, psychoactive substances and health.
- The congress will be held at the University of Antioquia with free admission and will end with a performance by the hip hop group Laberinto ELC.
- Registration is open at www.medellinjoven.com.
Programming II Conscious Consumption Congress
The Conscious Consumption Congress is a venue for civil conversation about the public health of youth, preventing and reducing harm, and the role of the state in the future of psychoactive substances. In its second edition, it will feature more than ten panels and conversation spaces, as well as workshops and a closing concert.
“At the Youth Secretariat, we are committed to deepening the debate from a public health perspective. Our public policy requires that we continue to generate alternatives and spaces for discussion on this issue. Our country has experienced decades of armed conflict situations that have put youth at the center and drug trafficking in particular has intensified,” said Julian Marin Silva, Technical Director of the Youth Secretariat.
On the first day, Thursday, May 18, the event will take place in the auditorium of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Antioquia and will begin at 8:00 am with a panel on the relationship between public health and substance use. .Psychoactive, in which experts from the field of health and social sciences will participate. Along the same lines, in the following discussion, the use of psychedelics from toxicology and mental health will be addressed with experts in this field.
In the afternoon interval, at 2:00 pm on the same day, there will also be a dialogue between the network of analysis and working with psychoactive substances, who will share their experiences with the public, and finally, the attendees will be able to participate In workshops that aim to reduce the risks and harms associated with consumption.
On Friday, May 19th at UdeA’s University Theater, starting at 8:00am, there will be a talk on self-cultivation and the business of cannabis. Then, the next panel will address the state of citizens with respect to the penal code and health. In the afternoon, conversations will continue around regulated markets of psychoactive substances, legislative initiatives to regulate cannabis for adult use in Colombia, and current debates on the country’s broader drug policy.
These places will have guests such as Francisco Thoumi (Member of the Academic Advisory Committee of the World Drug Report), María Alejandra Vélez (Director of the Center for Studies on Security and Drugs), Gloria Miranda (Director of the Ministry’s Drug Policy). Justices), Chamber representatives Juan Carlos Losada and Alejandro Ocampo, among others.
“I will be with you in conversations about the construction of citizenship and resistance to the penal code and health. We’re going to talk about issues like stigma against people who use drugs, beauty, and ethics in decision-making. I want to invite you to this place where we are going to talk about human rights, social justice and public health”, explained Felipe Tirado, doctor of public health, who will participate in the congress.
Likewise, the event will have representation from organizations such as Alimenta DDHH, the Consencia Viba Foundation, Cannabis Women of Colombia, the Comprehensive Drug Policy Table and the SPA Analysis Network.
The congress will end with a performance by the hip hop group Laberinto ELC at 7:00 pm at the University Theater of the University of Antioquia.