The Drug War: Policing and U.S. Militarism at Home and Abroad

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Date: February 20, 2014

Location:

Unitarian Church of All Souls
1157 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY, 10075


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 family members, 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.”  

What: The Drug War: Policing and U.S. Militarism at Home and Abroad
Where: Unitarian Church of All Souls (6 train to 77th St)
When: Thursday, February 20th 2014 at 6:30 p.m. EST
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Panelists

  • Alfredo Carrasquillo, Civil Rights Organizer at VOCAL-NY;
  • David Vivar, Sociologist, Author and Scholar at National Autonomous University of Honduras at the Faculty of Political Science & International Relations of the University of Calabria. His articles and essays analyze media discourse and public opinion; the representative intermediations of Honduran democracy, the influence of U.S. cooperation in the military coup of 2009 and the centrality of drug trafficking to state power in Honduras and its inextricable relation with the neoliberal impoverishment and the ongoing usurpation of democracy.
  • Carla Garcia, New York City Leader of OFRANEH or The Fraternal Organization of Black Hondurans. OFRANEH formed in 1978 as a federation of Garifuna communities in Honduras and is committed to the defense of their land rights and cultural rights and to the survival of their distinct culture. 
  • Moderator: Jaisal Noor, host and producer for the Baltimore-based independent TV program The Real News Network. He reports on a wide range of topics including the international drug war, New York City's 'Stop and Frisk' policy, and the power and influence of prison and police guard unions.

Introduction by Vincent Warren, Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights.