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Johann Hari - Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War On Drugs

Public Talk

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
7:00pm to 10:00pm

St. Andrew's Wesley United Church, 1022 Nelson Street


New York Times bestselling author Johann Hari will bring observations from his book on the war on drugs, called Chasing the Scream, to examine the effects of stigmatization of addiction. Chasing the Scream is the result of a four-year investigation into the global drug war that reveals some startling truths: Our ideas about drugs, addiction and the war on drugs are all wrong.

“Superb journalism and thrilling story-telling.”
Naomi Klein, author of No Logo

“Deeply human. It will prompt an urgently needed debate."
Glenn Greenwald, winner of the Pulitzer Prize

“Wonderful… I couldn’t put it down.”
Noam Chomsky

“A terrific book.”
Bill Maher

“An absolutely stunning book. It will blow people away.”
Elton John

“An astounding book.”
Amy Goodman, host of ‘Democracy Now’

“This book is as intoxicatingly thrilling as crack, without destroying your teeth. It will change the drug debate forever.”
Russell Brand

“A testament to Hari’s skill as a writer.”
The New York Times

Hosted by First United Church Community Ministry Society & Barbara Small. Join Banyen at this special event!