Documentary and Panel Discussion on “War on Drugs” Scheduled

A documentary/panel discussion exploring the effects of  the “war on drugs” in the U.S. is planned for early April.  “The House I Live In” explores the effects of drug law enforcement policy on American communities.

You can find more information about the film at

The film (in its 51-minute version) will be shown at the following times:

Wednesday, April 1, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Stabley Room 101, in the IUP Library (capacity 30 persons).

Tuesday, April 7, 5:00-6:00 p.m. in Stouffer Auditorium.

The panel discussion will take place shortly after this April 7 showing, from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. in the Stouffer Auditorium.

The panel will feature these four IUP faculty members:

Professor Samuel Goldstrohm of the Department of Criminology
Dr. Melanie Hildebrandt of the Department of Sociology
Dr. John A. Lewis of the Department of Criminology
Dr. Hilario Molina of the Department of Sociology

Attendance vouchers will be offered for each viewing and for the panel discussion.

The DVD of the documentary is part of the IUP Library’s media collection, and will be available for viewing up until the day before each scheduled showing and again after each showing.

“The House I Live In” in its full-length version (107 minutes) is available for streaming on Netflix.

These events are free and open to the public; they are sponsored by the Pan-African Studies Program. Please contact me with any questions.


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