Statement of Humility and Gratitude from the Street College Author:
I had the great honour of assembling the knowledge in this collection from a diverse and community-based knowledge base.
Harm Reduction knowledge has always been something that comes first and foremost from on the ground. The lives and bodies of drug-using people, sex workers and intersectionally marginalized folks have been the progenitors and test grounds for much of what is collected here. In the process of gathering this knowledge, I may have missed pieces or had things lost in translation.
As a reader, you may also be missing context to completely grasp the ways that I tried to communicate these ideas. Recognizing the ideas within as living artifacts of resistance culture, we can recognize the limitations of the written word.
I wish to apologize to those from who I have learned and gathered this knowledge from for the pieces that may end up lost in the exchanges between us.
I am grateful to ANKORS, AVI, SOLID and individuals from the communities of drug users who helped inform this project in both Victoria and Nelson.
Kori Doty, 2019