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Film: The Exile Nation Project
June 8, 2011 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The “Land of the Free” punishes or imprisons more of its citizens than any other country. This collection of testimonials from criminal offenders, family members, and experts on America’s criminal justice system puts a human face on the millions of Americans subjugated by the US Government’s 40 year, one trillion dollar social catastrophe, The War on Drugs; a failed policy underscored by fear, politics, racial prejudice and intolerance in a public atmosphere of “out of sight, out of mind.”
Please join us for a DC premier screening of The Exile Nation Project. There will be a reception preceding the screening and Q & A to follow with Charles Shaw, the film’s director and Eric Sterling (Criminal Justice Policy Foundation), Sanho Tree (Institute for Policy Studies) and others TBA.
A limited number of tickets will be available at the door on a first-come, first-serve basis, but because seating is limited advance purchase is strongly suggested. This is a free event but there is a recommended donation of $30 – $10 (sliding scale) to help pay for the space and travel expenses. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Hosted by OpenDemocracy, Criminal Justice Policy Foundation, Institute for Policy Studies’ Drug Policy Project, Marijuana Policy Project, Drug Policy Alliance, and Family & Friends of Incarcerated People.