Marijuana & Prescription Drugs

I have been asked a lot of questions about Marijuana and drugs lately, and so I read up on it.

Here is a current summary of my learning.

Ps; I am currently not sure who is more interested in the information about Marijuana and Prescription Drugs between Patients or Other Healthcare Professionals, so I have done my best to tailor my language in the presentation to both…I found that tricky.

Feedback and additional Questions are very much welcome!

 

What is the Listening Campaign About?

It is officially that time of year! It is that time of year when I make an announcement about Arts 4 Action, and I invite you to attend a spectacular evening of arts, music, fashion and everything nice to educate about and raise funds for HIV. It is what we have done historically for the past eleven-years. Each year, a different theme, and in the lead-up to this kaleidoscopic whirlwind night of arts, we run a unique arts mentorship through which graphic design students and new grads across Alberta are mentored by women living with HIV.

It is that time of year to share stories that challenge stigma and discrimination.

In many ways, Ribbon Rouge is a story about my growth, a retelling of some of my most painful life experiences… a way to understand difficulties that I have lived through … a way to give these difficulties meaning. It began with a sensitization to people living with HIV in Nigeria, grew in a deep empathy with women enduring gender-based violence and now into a rediscovery beyond self of my African identity. We are still evolving.

This video explains this evolution well.

Instead of the Arts 4 Action benefit, we are listening.

Instead, we will listen to diverse African communities in Alberta with the intention of mobilizing these communities towards co-creating positive social change. I invite you to Take Action with us, by volunteering. Our growing Listening Campaign team is a province-wide team of collaborators including: community organizers, black community leaders, academics, artists, policymakers, media, businesses and other non-government stakeholders, health and social care providers. In the coming weeks, I will be sharing more about this campaign including various philosophical twists and turns in the journey that brought us here.

 

Thank you for walking with us.

To Zero,

Moréniké Ọláòṣebìkan

 

 

Why should your doctor/nurse/pharmacist care about social justice?

 

1 March is Zero Discrimination Day. Let’s come together to end discrimination and celebrate diversity, tolerance and inclusion. By joining our voices together, we can be part of a resounding call for human rights, compassion, tolerance and peace that cannot be ignored. Let us seize this opportunity to celebrate everyone’s right to live a full and productive life with dignity—no matter what they look like, where they come from or whom they love. Let’s come together to end discrimination and celebrate diversity, tolerance and inclusion.

On Zero Discrimination Day 2016, celebrate individuality and stand out. Embrace the diversity that exists around us, understand and accept people’s differences, open minds and respect and support one another… to highlight how everyone can be part of the transformation and stand out for fair, equal and just societies. Join the #zerodiscrimination movement.

Discrimination is a violation of human rights and must not go unchallenged. This Zero Discrimination Day, by joining our voices together, we can be part of a resounding call for compassion, tolerance and peace that cannot be ignored.

 

To Zero!