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GRIID class on the US Drug War starts next month

May 20, 2011

A new GRIID class is being offered starting Saturday, June 4 that will investigate the so-called US War on Drugs.

This 6-week class will take a comprehensive look at the Drug War that will include:

  • US foreign policy and interdiction over the last 50 years
  • Banks, money laundering and corporate involvement
  • The Criminalization of drugs, racism and the Prison Industrial Complex
  • Drug Treatment and Prevention
  • An analysis of what is happening in Kent County

There will not be a book used for this class, but a series of articles and web-based resources. There is no fee for this class and we will be meeting on Saturdays from Noon  – 2:00PM at Heartside Ministry, 54 South Division in Grand Rapids.

For the first session we will be watch the documentary American Drug War. Anyone is welcome to the screening of this film on Saturday, June 4 at noon, but the following 5 Saturdays are for people who sign up for the class. Send jsmith@griid.org if you’d like to sign up.

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