Walk With Me – Comox Valley | Uncovering the Human Dimensions of the Drug Poisoning Crisis
This arts-based community action project seeks to uncover the human dimensions of the toxic drug poisoning crisis as it has unfolded locally in the Comox Valley. Within and through it, a group of artist-researchers, front-line workers and people with lived and living experience have banded together in a spirit of solidarity, attempting to come to terms with the impact of the crisis on individuals and community groups through a practice of story sharing. Through stories, we aim to cultivate awareness leading to change.
Each Story Walk lasts for approximately 45 minutes, and is followed by a Sharing Circle that is also approximately 45 minutes in length — where we serve soup and respond together to the stories. Walks begin and end at CVAG, and travel through surrounding parks and neighbourhoods.
Participation is limited for each walk — please register through the link.
Comox Valley Art Gallery
580 Duncan Avenue
Please dress for the weather, including rain gear (as needed) and walking shoes. Listening options are available for people not wishing or able to walk.
Additional walks will be added on an as-needs basis in response to community demand.
We ask that people register to ensure a place, although we welcome drop-ins (space permitted).
Group Registrations — Should you have difficulties finding a time that works for your group, please call Sharon Karsten (Project Facilitator) at 250.650.3794 to discuss options. The Eventbrite platform limits registrations to 6 people per group. Please contact Sharon if you wish to bring a larger group.
Parents/Guardians — Stories contain mature content, including accounts of individual struggles with addiction and stigma. Parental and personal discretion is advised.
LEARN MORE — walkwithme.ca