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The Role Of Faith Leaders In Legalizing Marijuana

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catholic church marijuanaOn Thursday, March 12, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm, EST, Rev. Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III, Senior Pastor of Dallas’ Friendship-West Baptist Church and co-founder and leader of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, will join the Drug Policy Alliance’s asha bandele for a discussion about the role faith communities have to play in ending the drug war. bandele is expected to discuss marijuana legalization with Rev. Haynes, stigma and how faith communities plan to help re-acclimate tens of thousands of people who are being decarcerated annually.

The quarterly town hall-style calls are designed to ensure that the nation’s leading organization working to end the war on drugs, is bringing before the widest audiences the most influential members in our nation and allowing for an open discussion with those who are on the ground and reforming drug war policies.  In short, the calls are meant to host the discussions that the global community is having, and that policymakers in the US need to be having.

The teleconference with Rev. Haynes is our first this year, and follows DPA’s successful first year of town hall discussions, which included thought leaders like Michelle Alexander, Eugene Jarecki and Stanton Peele.  The conversations, picked up by national media including CNN and The Huffington Post have now been listened to and shared close to half a million times.  We expect that this call will be the most provocative yet, given the leadership role Rev. Haynes plays in African American faith communities and his demonstrated commitment to human and civil rights and liberties.

To register for the call, please click here.

What:   DPA Town Hall Conference Call

Who:    Rev. Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III, Senior Pastor, Friendship-West Baptist Church
asha bandele, Director, Advocacy Grants Program, Drug Policy Alliance

When:  March 12, at 1 pm ET.

How:    RSVP here

Source: Drug Policy Alliancemake a donation

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