Leading the Way to Drug Policy Reform - 2 day event


America’s War on Drugs has been waged for decades. Despite having very little impact on curbing the flow of illegal drugs into our communities, it has been very costly on many fronts. The United States has one of the highest rates of incarceration in the world. The disparity in the sentencing guidelines for users/sellers of "rich" drugs versus those of "poor" drugs is very wide, with those being illegally caught with poor drugs receiving the most prison time.

The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy in conjunction with the Drug Policy Alliance and some other groups present Leading the Way a 2 day conference on Drug Policy Reform in New York State. This Thursday and Friday this 2 day conference will take place in Buffalo NY.


Day 1 - Thursday May 1, 2013 – 6-9pm Screening & Panel Discussion

@ Lafayette Hotel, 391 Washington St, Buffalo NY, 14203

Screening of the award winning documentary film “The House I Live In” – a film produced by Danny Glover, John Legend, Brad Pitt, and Russell Simmons

Followed by a panel discussion featuring:

Christopher St John – a producer for the documentary
Elizabeth Glazer – Deputy Secretary for Public Safety, New York State
Crystal Peoples Stokes – NYS Assembly Member, Buffalo
Nuno Capaz – Ministry of Health, Portugal
Karima Amin – Organizer with Prisoners are People Too
Soffiyah Elijah – Correctional Association of New York
Svante Myrick – Mayor of Ithaca
Moderated by – Asha Bandele – Drug Policy Alliance


Day 2 – Friday May 2, 2013 – 8:30am – 5pm – Conference Day

@ Ramada Hotel and Conference Center, 2402 North Forest Road, Getzville NY

Call Gabriel to register 646.335.2264 or email ny@drugpolicy.org

you can also register online here