Wednesday at Columbia University: The Truth about Molly: Past, Present, Future of MDMA and the Hip Hop Community

Press Release March 24, 2013
Media Contact

<p>Contact: Kassandra Frederique 646-209-0374 or Stefanie Jones 323-377-8902</p>

Columbia University Students for Sensible Drug Policy and the Drug Policy Alliance are organizing a one-of-a-kind panel discussion this Wednesday that will examine the scientific, cultural and public health implications of MDMA (“Molly”) and its imprints on hip-hop music and culture.

When: Wednesday, March 27th Doors open at 7p. Program starts at 7:30-9pm
Where: Columbia University, Alfred Lerner Hall, Roone Arledge Cinema Auditorium on 114th and Broadway entrance

The event is free, but people who wish to attend MUST register online beforehand. Register here:

Over the last few years, the hip hop community has discovered MDMA, more commonly known as "molly", which has spurred provocative discussions about drugs, music, communities and the effects of criminalization on the public’s health. However, many myths about the drug persist and much of its history remains untold.

This event will encourage students and the public to engage in honest and open dialogue about MDMA and to promote science-based drug education. The event will feature several music videos and news coverage illustrating MDMA’s resurgence in popular culture.

Panelists include:

Allison Turza Bajger, Doctoral Candidate, Columbia University
Dr. Lewis-McCoy, The City College of the City University of New York
Brittany Lewis, Global Grind
Stefanie Jones, Drug Policy Alliance
Ingmar Gorman, Doctoral Candidate, New School for Social Research

Facebook invite:

Tweet your questions to @ColumbiaSSDP with the hashtag #MollyTruth!

Co-sponsored by NYU Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Columbia University NAACP, the Columbia University College Democrats

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