'The House I Live In'

The award winning film, "The House I Live In," which examines racial injustice perpetuated by United States policies, in particular the war on drugs, can be seen free on Monday, Feb. 2 at 5:30 p.m. in the Domenici Auditorium, adjacent to the medical/legal bookstore, on the UNM north campus. Light refreshments will be served. 

Immediately prior to the film, Alfred Mathewson, professor of law and Africana Studies, gives a short talk providing local context for these issues. Rosie Garibaldi from the New Mexico Youth Alliance will brief the audience on the state legislative memorial on Institutional Racism which provides an opportunity for concerned parties to take action on these issues.

Following the film, Jamal Martin, Africana Studies and Family and Community Medicine, moderates a question and answer period.  

Director Eugene Jarecki told Amy Goodman on Democracy Now!, "We need a very changed dialogue in this country that understands drugs as a public health concern and not a criminal justice concern." The film won the 2012 Grand Jury Prize for U.S. Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival.