An important prison reform conference is Friday, April 19, at the university. On Sunday, April 21, 15 12:15 p.m. all community members are invited to Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church , 112 Witherspoon Street, for a must-see movie presentation.
The House I Live In questions why the United States has spent more than $1 trillion on drug arrests in the past 40 years and yet drugs are cheaper, purer and more available today than ever. The film examines the economic, as well as the moral and practical, failures of the so-called “war on drugs” and calls on the United States to approach drug abuse not as a “war,” but as a matter of public health. We need “a very changed dialogue in this country that understands drugs as a public health concern and not a criminal justice concern,” says the film’s director, Eugene Jarecki. This film is being shown in conjunction with the ongoing The New Jim Crow book series. For more information call Michelle Peal (908-369-4753).