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The negative impact of the War On Drugs on our community

On Thursday, February 28, at The Levis Faculty Center, 919 W. Illinois St. in Urbana, at 5:308:30 p.m. 


On Friday, March 1, at Salem Baptist Church, 500 E. Park St. in Champaign, at 5:308:30 p.m.

Champaign-Urbana Citizens for Peace and Justice (CUCPJ) and Citizens With Convictions (CWC) will be hosting a town hall meeting, free and open to the public, to discuss the devasting effects of the 40-year drug war.

Keynote speakers will be: Neill Franklin, Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, (L.E.A.P.), an international organization of criminal justice professionals who bear personal witness to the wasteful futility and harms of our current drug policies,


Clifford Thornton, co-founder of Efficacy, a Connecticut-based organization advocating drug policy reform. Efficacy provides leadership on a way forward into a new responsibility for problem drug use and educates the public on the consequences of the current, “war on drugs,” approach. 

You can go to their respective websites to learn more about their efforts and the research collected.

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