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Report Back: Unique Trip To Chihuahua, Mexico

Luther Place Memorial Church Vermont Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

Puppet Underground and IPS expert, Sanho Tree, will give a report back from their trip to Chihuahua, Mexico this past December, where they partnered with several community groups doing music and puppetry workshops. The trip culminated in a Fandango on the border between Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, TX on December 11th.

Author Event: Living in the Crossfire

Washington Office On Latin America 1666 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC

Living in the Crossfire is an exhaustive study of the violence that touches the daily lives of Rio de Janeiro’s favela residents caught in the crossfire between the traffickers that control the favelas and police officers.  This book provides vivid accounts from favela residents, human rights activists and policy makers. It offers an analysis of public policies to address this grave problem while pointing out the underlying social and economic problems that exacerbate the situation.

Addicted to Failure: US Drug War Policy in the Americas

Since the 1960s, the US has squandered about trillion dollars on a failed drug war. Internationally, much of our "war" has taken place in Latin America where eradication planes have defoliated millions of acres in Colombia, US-trained police have filled prisons, and prohibition has fueled murderous gang wars. To foster a greater understanding of this issue Witness for Peace is hosting a speaking tour of Sanho Tree, IPS fellow and Director of the Institute's Drug Policy project through Eugene, Portland, Corvallis, Seattle, and Olympia.

Film: The Exile Nation Project

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."

A Call For Peace: Victims of Violence In Mexico Speak Out

Starting at Freedom Plaza 14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC

We welcome the U.S. Peace Caravan, which will reach Washington, DC, after a long journey throughout Mexico and the United States.

Brown Bag: Throwing Stones At The Moon

IPS Conference Room 1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC

Join us for this brown bag book event with Sanho Tree in discussion with book editors Sibylla Brodzinsky and Max Schoening about the complexities and context of the conflict in Colombia.

The International Dimensions of The War on Drugs

United House of Prayer for All People 601A M Street NW, Washington, DC

Come and learn about the international dimensions of the"war on drugs," as IPSer Sanho Tree discusses its effect on people of African descent globally, the complexity of the issue and what we all can do to get the U.S. to change its stance on the issue.

Author Event: Throwing Stones At The Moon

Busboys & Poets - 14th & V 2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC

Come to this discussion and book signing with Sibylla Brodzinsky and Max Schoening - accompanied by IPS Fellow Sanho Tree - about conflict in Colombia, where millions of people have been internally displaced through terror and violence.

Film: Reportero

Come to this compelling screening followed a discussion led by IPS' Sanho Tree and Frank Smyth of the Committee to Protect Journalists.

FILM: Raw Opium: Pain, Pleasure, Profits

Come to the DC premier screening of this insightful documentary about approaching drug addiction as a public health issues, versus criminalization and creative ways to reduce its harm to communities.

Governing the Global Drug Wars

IPS Conference Room 1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC

Join the report editor John Collins and drug policy expert Coletta Youngers for the Washington DC Report Launch followed by an audience discussion of the international drug control system.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy Annual Conference

Red Lion Hotel on the River 909 North Hayden Island Drive, Portland, OR

Fellow and Director of IPS Drug Policy Project, Sanho Tree will be one of many speakers addressing the hottest topics in policy, harm reduction, leadership, organizing, and advocacy at SSDP2017.