The Museum of Drug Policy is a free pop-up exhibition and cultural hub featuring live programming and art from around the world, highlighting how drug policies impact and shape our communities.
The Museum will be hosted in London for three days only - the third stop on its global tour after New York and Montreal.
In addition to the exhibition, there will be a free programme of events, which includes:
1) Panels discussing themes including:
- Policing poverty: addressing the policing of drugs as a form of social control and the racial disparity that exists in stop and search
- Gender, sexuality and criminalisation: looking at specific issues faced by women, sex workers, LGBTI communities
- Creative activism: how we can use art and creativity to push for social change
2) Workshops addressing issues such as stop and search, and knowing your rights
3) The Sex Worker's Opera (live performance on 3rd November)
4) Film screenings
The Museum provides a powerful, emotional experience that illustrates the harms caused by drug prohibition, and advocates for new approaches rooted in dignity, health, and human rights. It will transport audiences across the globe, pushing visitors to think and act outside the box through interactive installations, powerful documentary photos, multimedia displays, and more.
Release, the UK’s centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law, will be hosting the Museum as part of our 50th anniversary celebration. We have been providing free non-judgmental, specialist advice and information to the public and professionals on issues related to drug use and drug laws since 1967. We will also be celebrating Release’s own work and history alongside the Museum.
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