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Whose War on Drugs?, A #BHeard Town Hall

A #BHeard Town Hall about the war on  drugs and its effect on communities through out Brooklyn.

Date

May 23, 2018 • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Cost

FREE

Location

BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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In the 1970’s, President Nixon declared a “War On Drugs.” Billions of dollars have since been spent, millions of people incarcerated, and nearly forty years later, we are still no closer to a solution. This so-called war disproportionately targets, prosecutes and incarcerates people of color. Here in New York, more than 80 percent of those arrested for marijuana are black or Latino, despite similar rates of use among white people, and today, the city is seeing a rise in opioid use and an alarming increase in drug overdoses.

Join us on May 23rd for Whose War On Drugs? A #BHeard Town Hall. We’ll bring together stakeholders, thought leaders and Brooklyn’s communities to truly challenge the idea behind America's longest-running war, asking: Who benefits from this war? How can we begin to reverse the collateral damage to our communities? And how do we bridge the gap between public health and the criminal justice system?
 

The cameras stop rolling at 8:30pm, but an hour-long conversation will continue over drinks in the BRIC House lobby!

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Moderator:
Brian Vines, BRIC TV Senior Correspondent

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BRIC House is Brooklyn’s cultural living room: a 40,000 square foot multi-disciplinary arts and media complex in the former Strand Theatre, where emerging and established artists can create work that deepens their practice and engages the diverse communities of the borough.