by Blaksox, Choices Consortium, OBV, Coreplan

Join us for the launch of our explosive new report which explores the views of British Black youth and communities on UK Drugs Policy 2016

STRUCTURAL RACISM AS UK DRUGS POLICY

Speakers confirmed are:

  • Mike Trace: Rapt CEO, founder and former Chair of the International Drugs Policy Consortium
  • Patrick Vernon: Chair, Labour Party Race Equality Advisory Group
  • David Lammy: Labour MP, Lammy Review
  • Jane Slater: Transform, International Think Tank
  • Simon Woolley: OBV CEO and Open Society Board member
  • Annette Dale Perera: Report co-author and member of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
  • Lee Jasper: Report co-author and Community Organiser
  • Viv Ahmun: Report co-author, founder of Coreplan

Our report is a result of a consultation with Black young people and communities in London, Birmingham and Manchester on UK Drugs policy, using as a backdrop the seminal and influential report by the national charity, Release: The numbers in black and white: Ethnic disparities in the policing and prosecution of drug offences in England and Wales which stated that:

"Black and Asian people are being stopped and searched for drugs at a much higher rate than white people. Black people are also being subject to harsher sanctions for drug possession offences."

This event is by invite only and places are very limited. Please arrive 30 minutes early to allow time for security checks

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