Cannabis Legalization and the Fight for Racial Justice
April 12, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
Location: JFK Jr. Forum, Harvard Kennedy School
Join the Institute of Politics and Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project for a discussion with the authors of the new book “Waiting to Inhale: Cannabis Legalization and the Fight for Racial Justice.” The conversation will center on the history and current developments of cannabis legislation through a lens of racial reckoning. Authors Akwasi Owusu-Bempah and Tahira Rehmatullah will discuss how racism runs throughout the history of American drug policies and what we can do to move towards a more equitable future. The conversation will be moderated by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project and Ford Foundation Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School.
This discussion is a part of the “Looking Back, Paying it Forward” speaker series, co-hosted by the Institute of Politics and Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. The series examines how reparative practices, truth commissions, and institutional reckoning with structural oppression provide ways forward for equitable change.
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