Seema Sadanandan: The Drug War Against Black America (video)

By Seema Sadanandan

(Future of Freedom Foundation)

The Future of Freedom Foundation and the Morgan State University Pre-Law Association presented a one-day conference on the campus of Morgan State University on Saturday, November 14, 2015, that addressed the war on drugs and its adverse consequences on American society, especially on African-Americans.

“The Drug War Against Black America” featured an all-star lineup of expert speakers on the drug war, including Radley Balko (Washington Post), Neill Franklin (LEAP), Kassandra Frederique (Drug Policy Alliance), Seema Sadanandan (ACLU), and Joseph Scalia (Baltimore attorney).

Seema Sadanandan is the Criminal Justice Director at ACLU of the Nation’s Capital. She joined the ACLU-NCA in 2013 and oversees non-litigation advocacy efforts in defending civil rights and liberties in the District. Seema leads the organization’s efforts in combating discrimination and addressing other issues that have a disproportionate impact on communities of color, such as the enforcement of the District’s marijuana laws and the need for decriminalization. Prior to joining the ACLU, Seema was a documentary filmmaker and campaign strategist for social movements in the United States and abroad. She is a graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law and Tulane University.


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