Join VOCAL-NY, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, Open Society Foundations, and the Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice on March 25 for a panel discussion about the devastating impact of the War on Drugs and the growing global movement for reform. This event will be at the Open Society Foundations and be the last stop of the International UNGASS Delegation Tour.
WHAT: Global Lessons on Drug Policy: Solutions to Ending the Drug War
WHEN: Friday, March 25th from 2pm to 4pm.
WHERE: Open Society Foundations, 224 W 57th St, NYC (between Broadway & 7th Ave)
TRAVEL: N,Q,R, to 57th St or A,B,C,D,1 to 59th St Columbus Circle.
Panelists include, international delegates:
• Julián Wilches (Colombia): Political scientist, Former Director of Drug Policy at Colombia’s Ministry of Justice and Law and former Adviser to the Presidential Program Against Illicit Crops in Colombia.
• Marcela Tovar (Colombia): Human rights activist, philosopher, and coordinator for the drug policy program at the Think Tank for Action and Transition in Colombia.
• Alejandro Madrazno Lajous (Mexico): Director of the Program Right to Health of the Division of Legal Studies of the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE) in Mexico.
• Juan Cartagena, President and General Counsel of LatinoJustice PRLDEF. Constitutional and civil rights attorney with vast experience litigating cases on behalf of Latino and African American communities on various issues.
• Marilyn Scales, VOCAL-NY Member, harm reduction and civil rights organizer, former drug user and formerly incarcerated Latina from Bronx, NY.
• April Frazier Camara (Moderator), Public Defender, Re-entry and Criminal Justice Reform advocate based in Memphis, TN.
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