Life after FIX

Co-founder of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, Ann Livingston was instrumental in the opening of Insite, Vancouver’s supervised injection site and the only one of its kind in North America. Her work was featured in the documentary film “FIX: The Story of an Addicted City,” which follows a group of street addicts in their fight to open Insite. Here she talks about the successes and setbacks they experienced in creatng Insite.

Related:

  • Organizing the Unorganizables (audio)
  • Principles for Organizing the Unorganizables (Livingston)

 

Home page image: Yannig Van de Wouver

 

About the Lead Author

Ann Livingston
Ann Livingston is a pioneer in the movement for harm-reduction and affordable housing for people who use illegal drugs. In addition to co-founding and leading VANDU for more than a decade, she co-founded the Pivot Legal Society in 2000, and was a founding member of the Eastside Movement for Business & Economic Renewal Society board in Vancouver, BC. Ann was instrumental in the opening of Insite, Vancouver's supervised injection site and the only one of its kind in North America. Her work was featured in the documentary film "FIX: The Story of an Addicted City," which follows a group of street addicts in their fight to open Insite. She now speaks and works with community groups around the world to set up provincial, national and international drug user groups.

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