PCAF GALLERY CURRENT EXHIBITION
PCAF is honored to share the work of Kellie Richardson. Kellie is a poet and mixed media artist who came to art out of necessity–a very primal attempt to stay grounded, present, and fight mind monsters. Her work is a dance with the ghosts of the pasts and their impacts on her life. … Read more →
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Since 1987, PCAF (Pierce County AIDS Foundation) has stood on the front lines fighting HIV/AIDS, combating the persistent stigma carried by the disease, and bringing compassion and equity to a community deeply affected by the epidemic. Today, our organization is ready to put a stop to new infections and end the epidemic. We are looking for others to join us.Visit this link →
BY ERICK SEELBACH AND INGRID WALKER
April 15, 2018 01:37 PM
Updated April 15, 2018 01:37 PM
If we truly want to address the opiate crisis in Pierce County, shouldn’t we consider all potential tools and interventions? Public health decisions should be based on research and evidence, not fear and stigma.
There is currently a proposal before the Pierce County Council to preemptively ban Safe Consumption Sites, a proposal that goes against the long history of harm reduction in our county and that cuts us off from even the possibility of using a public health intervention to address the opiate crisis that has been proven effective in Europe and Canada.… Read more →