From Women With a Vision:
Starting tonight, join WWAV for two days of conversations and organizing discussing the harmful impact of the War on Drugs in our communities.
Dear friends and supports,
Please join us on April 2, 2015 for New Directions New Orleans: Toward a Health-Based Approach to Drug Policy, a free, all-day conference at Dillard University. Please register to reserve your spot.
This is a special invitation to engage many of the leading minds on drug policy and criminal justice reform in Louisiana and around the country, on issues such as:
* Drug Laws, Incarceration, and Sentencing Reform in Louisiana
Women With a Vision, Inc. is thrilled to join the Drug Policy Alliance in partnership with local organizations including the Louisiana Public Health Institute, Orleans Public Defenders, One Voice Louisiana, American Civil Liberties Union-Louisiana, Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children, Voice of the Ex-Offender, the National Association of Social Workers – Louisiana State Chapter, Louisiana State NAACP, and Orleans Parish Place Matters, in hosting New Directions New Orleans. This conference will delve into the intersections of mass incarceration, juvenile justice, marijuana policy, and access to effective drug treatment.
The keynote speaker will be Columbia University professor and Drug Policy Alliance Board Member Dr. Carl Hart (author of High Price), and he will be joined by speakers such as:
What: New Directions New Orleans: Toward a Health-Based Approach to Drug-Policy
When: Thursday, April 2nd, 2015, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Georges Auditorium, Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70122
And join us tonight! On Wednesday, April 1st, Women With a Vision will be co-hosting a pre-conference screening of the award winning film “The House I Live,” along with a cocktail reception and panel discussion at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, beginning at 6:30pm! Come out and join in the conversation about drug policy reform locally and nationally!
We look forward to seeing you!