NYC
2018
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
1.85
Timeslot: 
Session 2: Saturday, June 2nd: 12:00 - 1:50pm
Event Organizer: 
Reading List: 
The New Jim Crow-Michelle Alexander
Description: 
Brainstorming how intersectionality can increase left organizations inclusion of cannabis legalization as a race/class social justice link with anti-racist causes such as police killings, the schools top prison pipeline and the prison industrial complex. Its time for the left to stop the new police state fueled by the history of the drug war and its latest Trump opioid death penalty proposals.

Participants

organizer of coalitions to end the racist drug war and link with left social justice coalitons, author, educator currently teaching at the University of Michigan a drug policy course and pushing the cannabis legalizatipon policy ballot in Michigan 2018
author of schools to prison pipeline AV workshop and leader of Detroit area coalition building within the black community and leader of a new political organizing effort to end the racist drug war
GAil is a feminist attorney who has been active with the Michigan ACLU, the Drug Policy Alliance, MILegalize and many women's rights groups as well as the Detroit left over a lifetime of organizing & activisdm Read more