In recognition of the injustice of mass incarceration, this year’s Social Innovation Festival will showcase ideas and solutions that give changemakers a new perspective on how technology and entrepreneurship can help solve one of the most pressing civil rights issue of our time. The United States is home to less than 5% of the world’s population but nearly 25% of its prisoners. Recent events in Ferguson and Baltimore expose deep institutional biases that has led to the mass criminalization of the poor and people of color. This event will spotlight the effects of the global war on drugs in developing countries and explore the United States’ role as a major sponsor.
For the “America & The Global War on Drugs” panel, Michael Wood and Eric Sterling will be joined by Jeremy Haile and Robert McCaw. The panel hopes to answer the following questions: How have policies of criminalization contributed to social unrest? And how is technology being used to curb drug trafficking and address health concerns?
This event is open to the public but they must RSVP – http://socialinnovationfestival.co/