MONDAY 16 SEPTEMBER
AUCKLAND TOWN HALL

Learn the lessons from the frontline of the Black Lives Matter movement, hear their stories, unify for change. Join us and rally for change.


NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE OR WHERE YOU COME FROM - EVERYONE WITH DRUG ISSUES DESERVES SUPPORT AND COMPASSION.

ARRESTS HELP NO-ONE.

The 40-year-old war on drugs has failed us. We’ve ruined countless lives, yet rates of drug use continue to increase. Māori have borne the brunt of the racist law. Our justice system can’t cope.

But in the face of powerful and entrenched interests, the voices of those most affected by the drug war are challenging the status quo and being heard.

Join three US activists asha bandele, Patrisse Cullors and Deborah Small along with local justice advocates in the call to unify against the racist drug war and to fix our broken justice system.

Learn the lessons from the frontline of the Black Lives Matter movement, hear their stories, unify for change.

Now is the opportunity for change. Let’s unify to vote yes to adult-use of cannabis, unify to challenge discrimination in law, unify to get help to everyone who needs it.

Let’s unify to offer help, not handcuffs.

When
SEPTEMBER 16 2019 7-8:30PM
DOORS OPEN AT 6PM
Where
Auckland Town Hall
305 Queen St
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
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Our Courageous Speakers

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)

PATRISSE CULLORS

Black Lives Matter Co-founder, artist (USA)

KHYLEE QUINCE

Associate Professor, Director of Maori and Pacific Advancement AUT

KINGI SNELGAR

Auckland criminal defence lawyer and youth advocate

RT HON HELEN CLARK

Former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Former Administrator of UNDP

STACEY MORRISON

MC. Radio and TV broadcaster

+ MORE LOCAL JUSTICE ADVOCATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

asha is the founding director of Just Media, a new platform serving the broader criminal justice reform movement in the US. An award-winning journalist, asha is also a New York Times best-selling author of six works including The Prisoner’s Wife and When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir.

Deborah leads Break the Chains, an organisation working to empower those communities most impacted by punitive drug policies to advocate for an end to the failed "war on drugs". She previously held a senior position with the Drug Policy Alliance and was a practicing lawyer.

Patrisse is a co-founder of Black Lives Matter and founder of Dignity and Power Now from Los Angeles. She is a performance artist, popular public speaker, and a New York Times bestselling co-author of When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir. Among her many awards for activism and movement building, Patrisse was named by the Los Angeles Times as a Civil Rights Leader for the 21st Century.

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