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Drug Policy and Decriminalization, Racially Biased Policing, Coalition Building – Kassandra Frederique, MSW

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Episode 5
Guest: Kassandra Frederique, MSW
Host: Shimon Cohen, LCSW
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In this episode, I talk with Kassandra Frederique, who is the New York State Director of the Drug Policy Alliance. We talk about Kassandra’s work to decriminalize drugs, challenge racially biased policing, and build coalitions. Kassandra emphasizes how to meet people where they are at on these issues and remain accountable to those most affected. I hope you enjoy the conversation.


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