About the Organizer
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About the Event
South Asia Students For Liberty is organising an “Expert Class with Suchitra Rajagopalan” on Nov 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM.
Have you ever wondered about the time when cannabis was not under the radar of state control? What!! Did that surprise you? Well, think about it- Why is it that Cannabis is banned, yet not fully banned across the country? How is it that we celebrate our festivals with oozes of Bhang, yet the consumption, sale or purchase or weed or hash for other recreational purposes is banned?
Would you support ending this war by the state against drugs? But how would you vouch for the human rights and health of the drug users in the face of police brutality and corruption, licensed by laws criminalizing drug use? Does the possibility of misuse or overdose of drugs by minors invalidate state overreach and restrictions on right to choose as adversaries? What possibly could be the motivation for a state to let black markets for drugs flourish, when it can actually regulate and tax the trade, thus generating resources for itself and leaving consumers better off?
Well, we have the answers to all your questions and a guide that allows to reason your arguments for the legalization movement. Join us for the Expert Class with Suchitra Rajagopalan, where you get to interact with her to understand the nuances of drug use and its acceptance in societies.
About the Speaker
Suchitra Rajagopalan is the Communications Officer at Harm Reduction International (HRI). She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Law from Sciences Po Paris and has studied law at Trinity College Dublin and the University of Mumbai. Prior to joining HRI, Suchitra served as the research coordinator in the communications department at the Drug Policy Alliance, a US-based organisation working to advance policies and attitudes that reduce the harms associated with drug use and drug prohibition.
In her role at the Drug Policy Alliance, Suchitra was actively engaged in producing publications and conducting secondary research to inform the organisation’s publications, media, web, and policy work. She also interned with the Drug Policy Alliance’s international policy department and was involved in civil society preparation for the United Nations Special Session on the World Drug Problem in 2016. She previously worked at the HIV/AIDS Unit of Lawyers Collective in Mumbai, India, where she focused on laws affecting people who use drugs.
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