Speakers Bureau Facilitator
Richard was raised in Winnipeg and moved to Vancouver in the 70s. In his youth, he was a boxer and enjoyed sport parachuting. Today he spends his time volunteering in the Downtown Eastside and working with the Speakers Bureau. He believes it is important to challenge negative stigma attached to drug use, especially the one-dimensional ideas people have of folks who live in the Downtown Eastside. Understanding each other’s journeys, he says, leads us away from discrimination.