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Thursday: Telephone Town Hall on Teens and Drugs with World-Renowned Neuroscientist, Addiction Expert and Columbia University Professor, Dr. Carl Hart

RSVP-Only Interview with DPA’s asha bandele on What We Need to Know About Drug Education, the Developing Adolescent Brain, and Keeping Young People Safe

Dr. Hart Will Take Questions from Listeners

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<p>Tony Newman (646) 335-5384<br />
Anthony Papa (646) 420-7290</p>

On Thursday, May 14th, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., EDT, Dr. Carl Hart, Columbia University professor and the best-selling, award-winning author of High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society will join the Drug Policy Alliance’s asha bandele for a discussion on how our current approaches to teaching our children about drugs fail – and actually make them more vulnerable to the harms of drug use. Hart is also expected to explore the impact of drugs on the developing adolescent brain, as well as the myths and prejudices at the roots of drug prohibition.

Dr. Hart has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show, and other national media outlets.  He is a dedicated scientist, activist and educator who has spent his career researching drugs and their impact on human beings. His work addresses the rampant misinformation about drugs and their perceived harms, dispelling the prevailing myths that link crime, drugs and poor people of color.

Dr. Hart’s talk is the fifth in a series of quarterly telephone town halls sponsored by the Drug Policy Alliance.  The conversations seek to bring some of the most learned and influential people working in the field of drug policy before the general public so that together we can create an ever-more informed and shared understanding about drugs and society. Previous town halls have featured thought leaders Michelle Alexander, Eugene Jarecki, Stanton Peele, and Reverend Frederick Haynes. These conversations have sparked national media coverage and have now been listened to and shared close to 500,000 times.

The call is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required.  To register for the call, please click here.

What:  DPA Town Hall Conference Call on Drugs and Teens

Who:

  • Dr. Carl Hart, Associate Professor, Columbia University
  • asha bandele, Director, Advocacy Grants Program, Drug Policy Alliance

When:  May 14th, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

HowRSVP here

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