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Omaha Table Talk: Race and Drugs

May 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The intersection of race and drugs has drawn new fervor since more and more states have legalized marijuana. Now that the legal marijuana industry in America is booming, families of incarcerated people want to know when their family members, charged with non-violent drug offenses can come home.

A decision by Trump last year labeling the opioid crisis a “public health emergency” was met with public outcry when it was compared to how the crack epidemic, a crisis mainly affecting Black communities in the eighties, was handled. Who gets sympathy when drugs are involved? Who gets to be “just kids” and who gets labeled “violent thugs” when using and selling drugs? Find out when we take on this conversation Tuesday, May 14th.


Omaha Table Talk is a program which ensures everyone has a seat at the table – inviting all to take part in an open and honest dialogue about race, ethnicity, and other forms of difference, while enjoying a complimentary meal.

This event is free, open to the public (age 15 and older), ASL interpretation available, wheelchair accessible, and vegan/allergy-friendly. Registration is strongly encouraged so that specific diet requirements can be taken into account.

Please address questions or concerns about this event to info@inclusive-communities.org.


May 14
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Inclusive Communities


Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center
6400 University Drive South
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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