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16 September

Unify for Justice to End our Drug War


Auckland Town Hall

Organiser: Health Not Handcuffs

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Block letters, black and yellow: UNIFY FOR JUSTICE & AGAINST RACIST DRUG LAWS

Learn the lessons from the frontline of the Black Lives Matter movement, hear their stories, unify for change. Join Health Not Handcuffs and rally for change.

No matter who you are or where you come from - Everyone with drug issues deserve support and compassion. 


The 40-year-old war on drugs has failed us. We’ve ruined countless lives, yet rates of drug use continue to increase. Māori have borne the brunt of the racist law. Our justice system can’t cope.

But in the face of powerful and entrenched interests, the voices of those most affected by the drug war are challenging the status quo and being heard.

Join two US activists asha bandele, Patrisse Cullors and Deborah Small along with local justice advocates in the call to unify against the racist drug war and to fix our broken justice system.

Learn the lessons from the frontline of the Black Lives Matter movement, hear their stories, unify for change.

Now is the opportunity for change. Let’s unify to vote yes to adult-use of cannabis, unify to challenge discrimination in law, unify to get help to everyone who needs it. 

Let’s unify to offer help, not handcuffs.  Sign up here.


asha bandeleasha bandele | author & organiser (USA)
deborah smallDeborah Small | Executive Director, Break the Chains (USA)

Helen ClarkRt Hon Helen Clark | Former NZ Prime minister

Kingi Snelgar circle headshotKingi Snelgar | Auckland criminal defence lawyer and youth advocate

khylee quinceKhylee Quince | Associate Professor, Associate Head of Law School, AUT

Stacey Morrison circle headshotStacey Morrison | MC. Radio and TV broadcaster

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