|Sent on:||Sunday, February 23, 2014 1:00 PM|
I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:
When: Sunday, February 23,[masked]:00 PM
Where: Kathleen's House
4252 WEstminster Pl
Saint Louis, MO 63108
The good people at Center For Inquiry have declared 2/23/14 national 'Day Of Solidarity For Black Non-believers'. We don't have much in the way of African American members but we can at least honor the day .
We will be watching a video entitled "American Addict", which talks about the real and growing problem of legal drug abuse. The man behind getting this video going is an African American doctor named Greg Smith, who said he graducated from Washington University's medical school right here in Saint Louis. This video is pretty long (about an hour and a half) and somewhat slow, but we need to get together and learn more about this serious issue. This legal drug problem isn't about junkies and shadowy figures, but rather big corporations, profits, bought off legislators, and doctors.
Please bring snacks to share!
"American Addict unveils how America has gone from the land of the free to the land of the addicted. America represents 5% of the world’s population but consumes 50% of the world’s prescription pills and over 80% of the world’s prescription narcotics; this is NOT a coincidence. This film reveals the relationships between the FDA, big Pharma, physicians and the media that are in place to ensure that medical problems are treated primarily with pills. The horrific consequences that result from this practice results in overuse, abuse and unnecessary deaths. American Addict is the most important film of 2013 because it could literally save your or a loved one’s life.
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