Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Community Solutions: A response to the 40-year War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration

Community Solutions
“A community response to the 40-year War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration”

Friday, June 17, 2011, marks the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s declaration of the “war on drugs.” His decision catapulted the U.S. into a wasteful, decades-long, failed effort that has had zero impact on drug consumption in the U.S., but has had profound negative impacts on communities in the U.S. and
around the world, and on communities of color in particular. The Drug Policy Alliance, a recognized leader in drug policy reform, is spearheading efforts across the country to highlight the impacts of this ill-fated war. The Drug Policy Alliance, working with others in the drug policy reform movement, aims to transform this year’s anniversary into a year of action.

Saturday, June 18 at 1:00pm - June 19 at 12:00am

Chuco's Justice Center
1137 E. Redondo Blvd.
Inglewood, CA

Community Solutions …
Marijuana must be made legal
Over-incarceration must stop
The war on drugs is “the new Jim Crow”
Drug use must be treated as a health issue, not a criminal justice issue
Local communities must have an open dialogue about prohibition and drug legalization

Prisons are NOT the solution

The War on Drugs is Destroying Our Communities

We are asking the community to come out and join the discussion.
Come get Educated, Empowered, and Entertained

Featured Artists

Poetry/ Hip-Hop/ Punk

Pat’s Justice
Fantastic 5150’s

Rabia al Sistema

Sherman Austin
Jon Doe
Guerrilla Queenz


- A New PATH,
- A New Way of Life,
- All of Us or None Los Angeles,
- Alternative Intervention Methods (AIM),
- American Civil Liberties Union Southern California (ACLU SC),
- Blacksmith Records Inc.,
- Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB),
- Center for Study of Political Graphics,
- Cop Watch Los Angeles,
- Critical Resistance Los Angeles,
- Drug Policy Alliance (DPA),
- Families to Amend California’s Three Strikes (F.A.C.T.S.),
- Homies Unidos,
- Justice by Uniting in Creative Energy (J.U.I.C.E.),
- Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (L.E.A.P.),
- Leadership through Empowerment Action and Dialogue (L.E.A.D.),
- October 22nd Coalition Los Angeles (O22),
- Pico Youth and Family Center (PYFC),
- Students for Sensible Drug Policy Los Angeles City Chapter (SSDP),
- Youth Justice Coalition (YJC)

No comments: