Join national reform leaders, elected officials, victims of the drug war, medical marijuana patients, students, and thousands of people who simply believe the war on drugs is doing more harm than good. Private Prisons like CCA and GEO lobby for the war on drugs to continue, so that they can reap the profits. The event acknowledges President Nixon’s declaration of the drug war 40 years ago and demands an exit strategy from this unwinnable war. Protest punitive, inefficient, and biased drug policies. Support health-centered alternatives.
A Rally & Concert to End the War on Drugs
Thursday, November 3, 2011, 6:00 PM
Levitt Pavilion, MacArthur Park, Los Angeles
Live music • Spoken word artists • Tamales and food trucks •Emcee: Lalo Alcaraz / KPFK’s “Pocho Hour of Power”Media Sponsor: KPFK 90.7 FM
Featured Artist: Arise Roots
Sponsored by the Drug Policy Alliance and supported by A New PATH, A New Way of Life Re-entry Project, ACLU of California, All of Us or None, Americans for Safe Access, Broken No More, California NORML, California State Conference of the NAACP, Clean Needles Now, Common Ground – The Westside HIV Community Center, Common Sense for Drug Policy, Ella Baker Center for
Human Rights, Families to Amend California’s Three Strikes, HIV Drug and Alcohol Task Force, Interfaith Drug Policy Initiative, LA Community Action Network, Labor/Community Strategy Center, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, Southern California Immigration Coalition, Southern California Library, Students for Sensible Drug Policy – LA City College, William C. Velasquez Institute, and Youth Justice Coalition.
This event is presented in conjunction with the International Drug Policy Reform Conference, November 2–5, Los Angeles, reformconference.org.