The War on Drugs is a War on Immigrants: A Conversation with Maria McFarland Sanchez Moreno
While the transnational U.S. war on drugs has fueled the illicit drug trade in Latin America, inflicting terror on many, refugees fleeing such violence have faced deportation under the U.S.' cruel approach to both drugs and immigration. Come join us in hearing from Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance and former co-director of the Human Rights Watch, about the connections between drug crime in Latin America and U.S. drug and immigration policy. Through her roles, Maria has worked to end the cruel war on drugs and led the efforts to call for decriminalization of drug use as a human rights issue. Earlier in her career, as a researcher for the Human Rights Watch, Maria examined how profits from illicit drugs spur violence in Colombia; she is the author of the award-winning book "There Are No Dead Here: A Story of Murder and Denial in Colombia." Maria's talk will be followed by a moderated Q&A and then will be open to questions from the audience.