Under 35s Forum
Don't Try This at Home: Lessons From America's War on Drugs
More than 40 years after President Richard Nixon declared the 'war on drugs,' the US has built the highest incarceration rate in the world while rates of drug use and addiction have remained unchanged. The speaker will share clips from his Sundance Award-winning film The House I Live In in order to draw lessons from America's drug war, which he believes has failed, and argue for a shift away from criminalization to a model that instead prioritizes public health over punishment.
This event will be followed by a drinks reception at 19:45.