Actions and Detail Panel
GLOBAL DRUG DECRIMINALIZATION & TIJUANA’S HIV/AIDS EPIDEMIC
Wed, June 1, 2016, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM PDT
Join UC San Diego’s Global Health Institute and the Open Society Foundation as we welcome Sir Richard Branson. Sir Branson is a world-renowned business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. Recently, he has turned his creative energy on the decriminalization of drugs worldwide, teaming up with the United Nations and the Global Commission on Drug Policy to revise the current harmful policies.
We invite you to participate in the screening of the documentary “Breaking the Taboo,” followed by a panel exploring how decriminalization would affect the spread of HIV in Tijuana with critical dialogue surrounding this issue.
12pm: "Breaking the Taboo" and Tomorrow Is A Long Time screening and discussion
12:45pm: A talk with the expert panelists
- Sir Richard Branson, Global Commission on Drug Policy and founder, Virgin Group
- Jon Cohen, Author, Tomorrow is a Long Time
- Dr. Steffanie Strathdee, Director of the Global Health Institute and an infectious disease epidemiologist; Moderator
- Dr. Patricia Gonzalez-Zuniga, Research Coordinator for El Cuete
1:30pm: Brief Q&A session
*all proceeds from the event will go to the free clinics in Tijuana.
**Attendance limited to 150 registrants.