Melissa Franqui

KAP_DPA_Melissa_Franqui-041-Edit-2_240Melissa Franqui is the communications coordinator for the Drug Policy Alliance, based in New York. She is responsible for supporting the execution of campaigns with visual components, as well as the development and promotion of the organization’s publications and merchandise. Franqui also manages internal and external branding for DPA’s offices, conferences and events. She is passionate about social justice and is driven to combat the inequities created by America’s failed war on drugs, particularly in communities of color.
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Drug Policy Reform and #BlackLivesMatter Movements

At a time when the nation reflects and focuses on the history, contributions and lives of Black Americans, our recent International Drug Policy Reform Conference’s town hall presents a profoundly relevant conversation on the extensive intersection of drug policy and Black communities. Check out this powerful discussion about race, the drug war, and the intersection of the #BlackLivesMatter and drug policy reform movements: We know that marijuana arrests are the engine driving the U.S. … [Read more...]