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Film Screening and Discussion of The House I Live In

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Hartford Campus
Zachs Room

As part of Stop Mass Incarceration Week, UConn School of Social Work students and Hartford Action will host a documentary film screening of The House I Live In (2012) on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 6-9pm, in the Zachs Community Room. The film recognizes drug abuse as a matter of public health, and investigates the tragic errors and shortcomings that have resulted from framing it as an issue for law enforcement. It also examines how political and financial corruption has fueled the war on drugs, despite persistent evidence of its moral, economic, and practical failures. The drug war in America has helped establish the largest prison-industrial system in the world, contributing to the incarceration of 2.3 million men and women and is responsible for untold collateral damage to the lives of countless individuals and families, with a particularly destructive impact on black America. The film screening will be from 6-8pm. There will be a facilitated dialogue session following the film from 8-9pm.

Contact:

Aswad Thomas, 860.888.4092, aswad.thomas@uconn.edu

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