Health Not Handcuffs has stepped up the campaign to change our drug laws, calling on our supporters to unite at a public rally in Auckland next month.
Two outspoken African-American women who have dedicated their lives to the struggle against racism and the War on Drugs will headline the Unify for Justice public event. They join an impressive lineup of tangata whenua and other local justice activists including Helen Clark, Kingi Snelgar and Khylee Quince. Our MC will be broacaster Stacey Morrison.
We’re hoping to fill the Auckland Town Hall, kick-starting a grass-roots movement to vote “yes” in next year’s cannabis referendum.
This is really important. Right now, our country is on the brink of significant change, and how we respond could be pivotal to the future of Aotearoa New Zealand.
“We can’t afford to miss this opportunity.”
Unify For Justice public rally will be at the Auckland Town Hall on September 16, from 7-8.30pm. Doors open at 6pm.
Our speakers are:
asha bandele: organiser, author of The Prisoner's Wife and When they Call you a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir (USA)
Deborah Small: Executive Director, Break the Chains (USA)
Rt Hon Helen Clark: Former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Former Administrator of UNDP
Kingi Snelgar: Auckland criminal defence lawyer and youth advocate
Khylee Quince: Associate Professor, Director of Maori and Pacific Advancement AUT
Stacey Morrison: MC. Radio and TV broadcaster