On Saturday, May 2
LIBERATE NEW YORK CITY
Go into the street and demand a legal market for cannabis in New York City and an end to the use of drug law as a tool for social control and mass incarceration.
11:30 a.m. – Assemble for the parade on Broadway between West 31st & 32nd Streets.
12:30 p.m. - Parade steps off and heads down Broadway to Union Square in support of cannabis legalization, a free society, human rights, and planetary survival.
1:00-5:00 p.m. – a Gathering of the Tribes in Union Square, South Plaza, featuring music, performances, information and advocacy.
Additional speakers, entertainers and special guests to be announced
The whole world is waking up from the nightmare of decades of cannabis prohibition, a policy based on straight-up racism, and a tool of out-of-control social control that deprives people of their right to grow their own medicine and their choice as to how to heal themselves while consolidating power in toxic industries. But New York remains stuck in the past, with high rates of arrests for personal possession and a new medical cannabis law that will benefit few except deep-pocket corporate interests. However, there is a real possibility for change – the chance to make full legalization happen this year…if the people demand that their leaders make the change.