The film examines the forty-year war on drugs in the United States and its far-reaching implications.
From the Virginia Historical Society:
The Created Equal Film Series in Honor of Grady W. Powell is in its third year at the Virginia Historical Society (VHS). The series focuses on themes related to civil rights, human rights, and social justice in American history.
Join us for a free screening of The House I Live In (2012, 108 minutes) on Thursday, June 2, at 6:00 p.m. The film examines the forty-year war on drugs–a war that has resulted in more than 45 million arrests, one-trillion dollars in government spending, and America’s emergence as the world’s largest jailer.
Refreshments will be available at 6:00 p.m. The film begins at 6:30 p.m. A discussion will follow the film. Commentators include Roger L. Gregory, a federal judge currently serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Judicial Circuit, and Lillie Branch-Kennedy, founder of Resource Information Help for the Disadvantaged (RIHD), a non-profit that provides services to the incarcerated and their families.
This program is free and open to the public.
The Created Equal Film Series is hosted by the VHS in partnership with the Richmond Peace Education Center and supported in part by Diversity Richmond’s VHS Guy Kinman Research Award.