Phoenix Mohawk Kellye

Harm reduction educator & advocate for people who use drugs (PWUD) Phoenix AKA Mohawk (they/them/he/him) is an intersectional harm reduction educator & advocate for people who use drugs (PWUD) that has provided in-person peer support services and online education and resources for over 10 years.

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Phoenix AKA Mohawk "The Rebel Educationist" (they/them: formerly known as Mohawk the Educator) is a black, trans intersectional harm reduction educator & advocate for people who use drugs (PWUD) that provides in-person services and online education and resources. They are a community organizer that is skilled with technology, writing, and education and participate in drug policy and other reform advocacy, activism, and mutual aid. Through their work, they center those most marginalized and impacted by The Drug War™, namely queer and trans people who use drugs as they are underserved.

Drug education and advocacy are often limited to “popular/socially acceptable” or substances with recognized “medical value”. Also, the majority of drug educators and figures in these movements with high visibility, are white men. It’s important that after 10 years thus far of engaging in drug education and harm reduction work, that these topics be more accessible, more relevant, AND relatable to BIPOC, queer/trans, and other heavily marginalized and stigmatized communities that have suffered immensely from The Drug War™ and other systems/industrial complexes designed to work against them.

The Rebel Educationist is a harm reduction manager, coordinator, and service provider with a strong background in program management, community organization and education with over 10 years experience. They have been involved in harm reduction and drug policy reform activism and advocacy in a multitude of local and global settings, using their practical, academic, technological, and lived experience in advancing activism and outreach for PWUD and the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ community.

Past and present professional involvement includes, but is not limited to, work with: NEXT Distro, Youth RISE, South African Network for People Who Use Drugs, New York DanceSafe, DanceSafe, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Drug Policy Alliance, National Harm Reduction Coalition, and NYC DOHMH-BADUPCT's Community Advisory Board

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Mapping synthetic drug markets in Africa: Enabling evidence-based responses

29 April 2024, 02:00 PM
Jason Eligh Maria Khoruk Hanna Rozhkova Gowmatee Madhubala Madhub-Dassyne Phoenix Mohawk Kellye Ibrahim Kargbo Rumbi Matamba Lucia Bird Patricia Neves Mouhamadou Kane