Our 2015 gathering, “Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing from the Drug War”, was our first event and a great success. We estimated about a thousand people participated in the effigy burn on Saturday night even though the event was publicized almost entirely by word of mouth.
Activist, burner and Catharsis participant Shahid Buttar wrote a very thorough and excellent write-up of the 2015 event. He said it better than we ever could. You can also see some photos in the local press from the DCist article here.
For more information, check out our 2015 Facebook event or watch these two Youtube videos: