Drug War! Race & Party, NYC Saturday Night 4/19/02

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This Saturday evening, April 20, 10:00pm in New York City, a new type of anti-drug war event will take place.  The DRUG WAR! Race is an "alley cat" cycling competition sponsored by the New York Bike Messenger Association.  In this race, the bikers play the role of drug runners, picking up money, delivering contraband, and bailing their friends out of jail, acting out the drug war as it is for many urban Americans.

The DRUG WAR! Party will follow the race.  It is produced by Shout Louder! and the New York Bike Messenger Association, and will be held at the Lunatarium (http://www.lunatarium.com) 10 Jay Street on the Brooklyn Waterfront (F train to York, walk to the waterfront, last building on the left), and will benefit the Drug War Awareness Project, a new organization committed to raising awareness of the Drug War through art and education.  Information will be provided by the New York Medical Marijuana Patients Cooperative, Cures-Not-Wars, DanceSafe, the Drug Reform Coordination Network, Marijuana Policy Project, NORML, Students for Sensible Drug Policy and many more.

The event will feature installation art about the drug war created by a crew of more than 40 artists.  Music will be provided by Drum Circle, DJ Chrome, DJ Cync, DJ Nigel, DJ Ness, Kid Lucky, King Manic and other special guests.  Drug war victims are invited to bring a photograph and tell your story on the "Wall of War."

Contact Mike Dee at [email protected] for race information.  Contact Valerie Vande Panne at [email protected] for general information, to distribute information at the event or to get involved.

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