Ending The Drug War, Healing Our Communities: Cops, Docs, And Clergy Speaking With One Voice

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When: Saturday, December 5at 9:00am - 12:30pm in EST

Where: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church 15 Hayes St, Providence, Rhode Island 02908

For over forty years the war on drugs has been waged with the criminal justice system its primary weapon. This war has cost the United States over a trillion dollars and millions of lives. Today, 1 in 35 American adults is under control of the criminal justice system, with arrests, convictions, and lengthy sentences impacting Blacks and Latinos disproportionately. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, claiming the lives of more than 44,000 people each year, and tens of thousands of people in Mexico and Central America have been killed, disappeared, or displaced because of drug war violence.

But people are coming together and calling for change.

Please join us for a regional conference featuring faith leaders, community organizers, law enforcement officials, and health professionals to learn about the growing movement to end the war on drugs.

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Confirmed speakers include:

-Neill Franklin, Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
-Dr. James Crowley, MD, Professor Emeritus at Brown Medical School
-Rev. Alexander Sharp, Executive Director of Clergy for a New Drug Policy
-Richard Van Wickler, superintendent of Chesire County Dept. of Corrections in New Hampshire

RSVP at: http://copsdocsclergy.eventbrite.com/

Durante más de cuarenta años, la guerra de drogas se ha luchado a través del sistema de justicia penal. Esta guerra ha costado a los Estados Unidos más de un trillón de dólares y millones de vidas. Hoy en día, 1 de cada 35 adultos estadounidenses está bajo el control del sistema de justicia penal, con arrestos, condenas y sentencias largas que afectan a las personas afroamericanas y latinas desproporcionadamente. Sobredosis es la causa principal de muerte accidental en los Estados Unidos, cobrando la vida de más de 44,000 personas cada año, y decenas de miles de personas en México y Centroamérica han sido asesinados, desaparecidos o desplazados por la violencia de la guerra contra las drogas.

Pero la gente se están uniendo y diciendo "Alto a la guerra contra las drogas."

Por favor acompáñenos para una conferencia regional con líderes religiosos, organizadores comunitarios, policía, y médicos para aprender sobre el movimiento creciente para poner fin a la guerra de las drogas.

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Ponentes confirmados incluye:

-Neill Franklin, Director Ejecutivo de Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
-Dr. James Crowley, MD, Professor Emeritus de Brown Medical School
-Rev. Alexander Sharp, Director Ejecutivo de Clergy for a New Drug Policy
-Richard Van Wickler, superintendente de Departamento de Correcciones de Chesire County en New Hampshire

RSVP a: http://copsdocsclergy.eventbrite.com/