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Breaking The Cycles of Injustice: P3 Informational Event @ Pipeline
February 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
All Together Now PA, Judy Wicks, Tayyib Smith and Chrissy Kind invite you to attend a free informational and networking event on Thursday February 9, 5:30-7:30PM to learn about All Together Now PA’s Campaign: Pot Profits for Pennsylvanians (P3) and our upcoming journey from Pennsylvania to Montgomery Alabama in April 2023.
We are thrilled to welcome guest speakers and cannabis equity advocates, Cherron Perry-Thomas, Omar Goodwin, Kristal Bush and Miguel Willis who will each share their unique perspectives on the future of Adult Use Cannabis in Pennsylvania and the importance of passing an equitable bill. ATN-PA’s P3 Campaign Director, Tara Zrinski, will MC the event. Light refreshments will be served.
The program will also cover details regarding All Together Now PA’s educational and fundraising trip from Philadelphia to Montgomery, AL which will take place in April 2023.
Please RSVP to attend our February 9th event at Pipeline Philly.
Kristal is a seasoned professional with 10+ years of criminal justice advocacy and community engagement experience. She is recognized for spreading awareness of mass incarceration and related issues, as well as for fostering collaborative community relationships and developing language to support policy development. She is the Founder of Free My Weedman, a community driven streetwear brand rooted in amplifying the stories of the survivors of the War on Drugs. Under her leadership, she supports and develops communities focused on assisting women in coping with inner-city violence. She also creates and shares language with elected officials to support cannabis-related policy development. Kristal founded Bridging the Gap Transportation LLC, which provides transportation and web-based resource information, resulting in successfully reuniting 3.5K+ families with incarcerated loved ones. She is also Community Outreach Liaison for Trulieve.
has been a dedicated volunteer with ATN-PA since we started in 2019 and has been serving as the organization’s Plant Medicine Coalition Advisor since 2021, helping to co-create our Pot Profits for Pennsylvanians campaign. She originally moved from Memphis, TN to Germantown, Philadelphia in 1989 to work with the Women’s International League of Peace and Freedom. Cherron is a social justice advocate and leader who currently serves as the Director of Social Impact for The Diasporic Alliance for Cannabis Opportunities (DACO), Founder and President of Green Dandelion Marketing and Sales, Inc. and Co-owner of Plant and People, a plant shop offering workshops, education, events, consultations, services and plant based good in West Philadelphia.
Miguel is an advocate, educator, and entrepreneur. As the Inaugural Innovator in Residence and Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, he is at the forefront of examining the impact and application of technological solutions to improve access to justice. He is the founding Director of Access to Justice Tech Fellowship, a nationwide fellowship program that empowers aspiring “movement lawyers” to engage in innovative public service and emerging career paths to support equal justice. Additionally, as a co-founder of Prolific Growhouse, one of the first micro-cultivation licensees in the Adult Use Cannabis market in New Jersey, Miguel advises on key legal issues and strategy, using his lived-experience and legal expertise to address harm on black and brown communities most impacted by the brutal policies, enforcement, and criminalization caused by the war on drugs.
Omar is active with All Together Now PA as a Cannabis Ambassador. He uses the power of story and personal experience to educate people in our community about the myths and benefits of the cannabis plant for both medicine and industrial uses, to bring light to the unjust consequences of the War on Drugs on people and communities, and to advocate for just cannabis laws. He hopes to one day be involved in a business for hempcrete.
Why Montgomery, Alabama? And what is Pot Profits for Pennsylvanians?
From April 19-23, participants will engage in a curated exploration of America’s history of racial injustice, making the strong connection between the call for cannabis equity in Pennsylvania and how it can begin to repair centuries of racial injustice in the U.S. Participants will visit the Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and other significant civil rights sites in Montgomery. In addition, they will meet contemporary civil rights leaders and join in facilitated conversations in order to solidify the connection between the impact of decades of punitive justice reinforced by social policies that systematically target people of color.
The Pot Profits for Pennsylvanians (P3) Campaign seeks to pass state legislation that will legalize adult-use cannabis in a way that repairs the devastation to Black and Brown communities caused by mass incarceration which was largely a consequence of the failed War on Drugs.
During the trip, All Together Now PA will seek contributions from participants to support the statewide organizing efforts of the P3 Campaign. The goal is to raise $100,000 to ensure our grassroots campaign can continue during 2023-2024. Limited tickets are available for this educational and fundraising trip.
What’s included with the Montgomery Trip?
This 5-day, 4-night experience costs $2,200 per person which includes the hotel stay with complimentary breakfast, all dinners, travel to and from the Montgomery airport and museum admissions. Air travel costs are not included and should be individually arranged by participants.
For more details on the trip and the P3, join us on February 9th at Pipeline, Philadelphia.
If you cannot attend the Feb. 9 event, but are interested in attending the trip to Montgomery, please contact email@example.com.
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