Film and Panel of IUP Professors to Discuss U.S. Drug Laws On Tuesday, April 7

Posted on 4/3/2015 8:17:34 AM

The House I Live In, DVD coverOn Tuesday, April 7, there will be a free screening of the documentary film The House I Live In, which examines how the enforcement of drug laws affects American communities, followed by a panel discussion with four IUP faculty members.

The film will be shown on April 7 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Stouffer Auditorium, and the panel discussion will take place from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. These events are free and open to the public. Attendance vouchers will be available for the film screening and for the panel discussion.

The Panel Will Include:

Sam Goldstrohm, who teaches in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice and serves as a magisterial district court judge for Armstrong County, and also works with various organizations and programs addressing drug and alcohol abuse.

Melanie Hildebrandt of the Department of Sociology, who studies and teaches about race, anti-racism, social inequality, and social justice. She has participated in numerous training institutes, workshops, and conferences on social justice.  

John Lewis, a professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Lewis has 23 years of experience as a military police person whose duties included drug suppression. He conducts research on policing and legal impact studies.

Hilario Molina, who is a faculty member in the Department of Sociology and a research associate in the Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute (MARTI). He specializes in the role of race in the transformation of American society and studies issues affecting Latino communities.