The U.S. Drug War has fueled mass incarceration and discriminatory policing practices in the U.S. as well as violence and militarization throughout Latin America. This panel will bring together organizers and scholars on both sides of the border to talk about the domestic and international impacts of the Drug War and their strategies to resist this racist, ineffective, and devastating “war.” Specifically, panelists will draw connections between their work on combating mass incarceration and discriminatory policing practices with U.S.-supported violence and militarization throughout Latin America.
What: The Drug War: Policing and U.S. Militarism at Home and Abroad
Where: Unitarian Church of All Souls, 1157 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10075
When: Thursday, February 20th at 6:30 p.m.
Featuring: Alfredo Carrasquillo, VOCAL-NY Civil Rights Organizer; David Vivar, scholar on US drug war in Latin America and activist in the Honduran resistance movement. Introduction by Vincent Warren, Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights.