End the War on Drugs for Good | Christina Dent | TEDxJackson

In this heartfelt and thoughtful talk, Christina shares her ideas about the destructive impact of the war on drugs and the mounting evidence that the opposite approach would be much more effective. Christina Dent is a life-long Mississippian and was a staunch supporter of the War on Drugs until she began to see its negative effects up close through her experiences as a foster mom. Along with her roles as a wife and homeschooling mother of three sons, she is now an advocate for ending our criminal approach to drugs as the best path to reduce harm to people and allow more people an opportunity to thrive. She leads book discussions across the state and has been a guest on various radio programs as well as a speaker at town hall meetings exploring drug policy reform. She is also the host of the new podcast End It For Good. She holds a degree in Biblical Studies from Belhaven University. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx