If you weren't able to see the The House I Live In last fall, we are delighted to announce that there will be a free community screening on Monday, February 11 at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the film starts at 7 p.m. This will be a shorter version of the movie showing in commercial theaters (although it still packs a wallop) to allow time for a discussion after the film with director Eugene Jarecki and Prof. Charles Ogletree, who is in the film.
FAMM's president, Julie Stewart, is also in the film. Julie won't be there, but I will be -- with information about FAMM and our new drug sentencing bills that were just filed in the Legislature. I look forward to seeing our Boston-area FAMM members.
Winner of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize, The House I Live In shows the devastating economic and social consequences of America's domestic war on drugs. Over the past 40 years, the war on drugs has accounted for 45 million arrests, made the U.S. the world's largest jailer, and destroyed impoverished communities at home and abroad. Yet drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever. What went wrong and what can be done?
Barbara J. Dougan
Massachusetts Project Director
Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM)
Contact FAMM’s Massachusetts Project:
By phone: (617) 543-0878
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By mail: P.O. Box 54, Arlington, MA 02476