In the month of April AAACC presents “Smoke and Mirrors: The War on Drugs”, which investigates the impacts of the ongoing war on drugs campaign. By exploring the messaging, propaganda, and branding historically used to shift the narrative about cannabis and hemp, the exhibition looks to dispel the myths about this flower.

On Thursday, April 18th hear from the women defining and creating the equity lens in a male dominated industry during the “Women of Color Cannabis Talk.” From creating revolutionary self-healing practices to informing and designing policy in the Bay Area – and beyond, these pioneers have been courageously on the front lines of the cannabis movement.

Join us for this unique and revolutionary moment in time to both understand the complexities of a plant and a people that has been demonized.

Smoke and mirrors opens with a free reception with sumptuous bites and sparkling sips on Thursday, April 18th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the African American Art and Culture Complex in the Hall of Culture. “The Women of Color in Cannabis Talk” takes place from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. 


Amber E. Senter of Supernova; Brittni Chicuata from the Human Rights Commission; Miz Chris & Chaney Turner of the People’s Dispensary (TPD National); and Nina Parks of SF Equity Sessions