“Between 1973 and 2009, the nation’s prison population grew by 705 percent, resulting in more than 1 in 100 adults behind bars today.“
A viewing of the documentary, “The House I Live In” known as the “Drug War Movie” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in the Student Services Center Auditorium at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. RSVP now
The event is free and open to the public.
Immediately following the showing, audience members can to participate in a community discussion moderated by Dr. LaVerne Bell-Tolliver, professor in the UALR School of Social Work.
The community discussion will address issues related to the “War on Drugs” such as:
Policy Issues • Re-entry & Employment • Legal and Faith Action • Mental Health
Moderator: Dr. LaVerne Bell-Tolliver, UALR School of Social Work
- Policy Issues – Adjoa Aiyetoro, professor at the UALR Bowen School of Law and director of the Racial Disparities in the Arkansas Criminal Justice System Research Project
- Re-entry and Employment – Leta Anthony, project director at Lewis Burnett Employment Services
- Legal and Faith Action – Judge and Rev. Marion Humphrey
- Mental Health and Re-entry – Dr. Richard Lawrence, Independent Contractor, Access to Recovery.
The showing and community discussion at UALR is sponsored by the Little Rock chapters of the Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW), the Association of Black Psychologists (ABP), and the UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity.