2:15 pm: Christel South - The End Game of the War on Drugs
When it comes to public policy all that really matters is whether the intended results are achieved. Current drug policy has proven to be every bit as ineffective as alcohol prohibition was in the 1920's. Christel will discuss the effects of drugs and drug policy on individuals and the community as a whole; the dangers of drug use and how to minimize negative consequences; and a proposition for a more effective drug policy.
Leader of the SoCal chapter of harm reduction organization Safer Raving by Amy Raves, Christel South is an artist and advocate for marginalized segments of society. No stranger to struggle, Christel's experiences have given her a unique worldview. Her perspective incorporates empathy and compassion for many groups of people who are shunned and stigmatized because of their situations.