[act-ma] 2/11 & 12 Film Screenings: The House I Live In (about War on Us)

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Tue Feb 5 13:23:59 PST 2013

Film Screenings:  The House I Live In
The Houston Institute is pleased to be co-sponsoring two upcoming 
screenings of this acclaimed documentary. Each screening will be 
followed by a discussion with director Eugene Jarecki and Professor 
Charles Ogletree.

Monday, February 11 at 7:00 pm

Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St.

Boston, MA
Free and open to the public

Co-sponsors: National Lawyers Guild, (Mass. Chapter), Families Against 
Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), New England Area Conference of the NAACP 
(NEAC), ACLU of MA, Blackstonian

Tuesday, February 12 at 6:00 pm

JFK Jr. Forum, Harvard Kennedy School

Cambridge, MA
Free and open to the public

Co-sponsors:  Center for Public Leadership's Student Advisory Board, 
Criminal Justice Professional Interest Council, Harvard Black Law 
Students Association, Harvard Kennedy School Black Student Union, 
Harvard Undergraduate Legal Committee

Film Synopsis
As America remains embroiled in conflict overseas, a less visible war is 
taking place at home, costing countless lives, destroying families, and 
inflicting untold damage on future generations of Americans. Over forty 
years, the War on Drugs has accounted for more than 45 million arrests, 
made America the world's largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at 
home and abroad. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more 
available today than ever before. Filmed in more than twenty states, The 
House I Live In captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all 
levels of America's War on Drugs. From the dealer to the grieving 
mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal 
judge, the film offers a penetrating look inside America's longest war, 
offering a definitive portrait and revealing its profound human rights 

Visit http://www.thehouseilivein.org/ for more information about the film.

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