The Ties That Bind: Black MSM, Crystal Meth & Family


Johnnie Ray Kornegay III

Panelist, Counter Narrative Project

Yolo Akili

Panelist, Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)

Jason Zhu

Panelist, #TakeDownTina

Webinar abstract/description

How do harm reduction techniques apply when it’s our family and friends who are impacted by crystal meth? This webinar will strip back our attitudes about harm reduction to discuss how we care for our loved ones who are using crystal meth. Panelists will discuss cultural implications, where we sometimes get it wrong, and tips for how to get it right. 

Discover more resources from the series Blueprint: A Community Response to Crystal Meth


By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: 

  • Provide historical context for how substance use has been shaped for Black people; 
  • Provide some context for how crystal meth impacts Black men who have sex with men (MSM) and our families; 
  • Provide some strategies to support Black gay men using crystal meth using healing and restoration techniques.