UPDATED Oct. 11 – Panel Discussion “The War on Drugs in California”

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The Second Chance Legal Clinic Presents:
The War on Drugs in California
 

Thursday October 11, 2012 at 12pm
Hanson Bridgett
425 Market Street, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Discussion Panel Featuring: 
George Gascón, San Francisco District Attorney 

Selena Teji, Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice 
Khurshid Khoja, Greenbridge Corporate Counsel 

Moderated by:
Zoe Polk, San Francisco Human Rights Commission

Lunch provided
1 hour of CLE credit
 
RSVP by Tuesday, October 9
To rdominguezshell@lccr.com or on our Facebook page


LCCR is pleased to announce the third event in the Second Chance Legal Clinic's "Policing in Communities of Color Discussion Series," the War on Drugs in California, co-hosted with our pro bono partner, Hanson Bridgett.
 
Since the War on Drugs began in the 1980s, it has been a controversial federal policy. Though its stated objective was to “get tough on crime” and clean up America’s cities, it has caused a dramatic increase in the number of persons incarcerated and/or under the supervision of the criminal justice system. Moreover, communities of color have continued to experience overrepresentation in arrest and conviction rates that do not reflect rates of drug usage in the United States.

This event will address how the War on Drugs has shaped policing practices in communities of color. Our panelists will discuss:

    ·   Racial profiling in drug arrests and convictions;
    ·   Impact of drug criminalization on low income communities of color; and,
     ·   Need for reform in drug law enforcement.

We hope you’ll join us!
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About the Second Chance Legal Clinic: The Second Chance Legal Clinic assists clients who are working to overcome barriers to employment and housing due to past arrest and conviction records. 
 
To learn more, contact us at secondchance@lccr.com
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Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCR), founded in 1968, works to advance, protect and promote the legal rights of communities of color, immigrants and refugees, with a specific focus on low-income communities and a long-standing commitment to African-Americans. Working with hundreds of pro bono attorneys, LCCR provides free legal assistance and representation to individuals on civil legal matters through direct services, impact litigation and policy advocacy.
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