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December 5, 2020 OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE 
 
Check Out OLLI’S New “Torn from the Headlines” Series  
OLLI’s Special Projects Committee Presents
                                   
Weighty news topics break each day, and many times the immediacy and importance of the issues warrant more than just a sound bite. Our new special series - “Torn from the Headlines” - starts in January, yet get a taste of how the monthly two-part program will work at our free pilot lecture and discussion on December 7th-8th. 

Pilot program: December 7th-8th
"Can Changes in Drug Laws Mitigate Our Addiction Crisis?”
December 7th, 4:00-5:00 -  features a brief expert overview presentation with Fred C. Blow, Ph.D., Director of the U-M Addiction Center in the Department of Psychiatry, followed by a moderated Q&A with OLLI instructor and member Karen Bantel.  
Zoom Link to Join: https://umich.zoom.us/j/99978644065  
Webinar ID: 988 1315 7118 
For audio only dial: +1 312 626 6799, followed by 99978644065 and #


December 8th, 2:00-3:00 -  continues the conversation for those interested in a moderated discussion on the Commons, and will include Dr. Blow and Karen Bantel.
Zoom Link to Join: https://umich.zoom.us/j/92284195408
Webinar ID: 988 1315 7118 
For audio only dial: +1 312 626 6799, followed by 92284195408 and #


Session Summary:
The US's "war on drugs" has led to mass incarceration, disproportionately aimed at minority populations, with very high social and economic costs.  Further, these efforts have not been effective in mitigating addiction and reducing illicit drug trafficking. Recognizing this failure, recent marijuana (and other drug) legalization in many states (and other countries) reflects a growing trend away from tough drug laws.  Expert Fred Blow, Director of UM’s Addiction Center, will provide an overview of this issue within the framework of addiction formation and mitigation, and long-term rehabilitation.  Such issues as: understanding the risks of legalization, social values related to drug addiction, and alternatives to incarceration in breaking drug addiction will be discussed.

Recommended Readings:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/07/opinion/sunday/election-marijuana-legalization.html?referringSource=articleShare

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/20/opinion/international-world/war-on-drugs-mexico-us.html

https://www.bridgemi.com/guest-commentary/opinion-why-its-time-legalize-cannabis-all-americans?utm_source=Bridge+Michigan&utm_campaign=b6dbb6d44d-Bridge+Newsletter+11%2F24%2F20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c64a28dd5a-b6dbb6d44d-73950801
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