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March 20-21, Toronto, Canada, The Second International Conference on Drug War Prisoners, sponsored by the Curriculum Committee of the Department of Sociology, York University. For information, contact John Beresford at [email protected].

March 21-25, Geneva, Switzerland. 10th International Conference on the Reduction of Drug Related Harm, sponsored by the International Harm Reduction Association. For info, call 44 (151) 227 44 23, fax 44 (151) 236 48 29, e-mail [email protected] or visit on the web.

March 27-29, Washington, DC. Families Against Mandatory Minimums workshop. For information, call FAMM at (202) 822-6700 or e-mail [email protected].

Wednesday, April 7, 4-6pm, New York, NY. Illegal Leisure: Recreational Drug Use Among 1990s British Youth, seminar with With Howard Parker, PhD, professor of social work at the University of Manchester and author of Illegal Leisure: The Normalization of Adolescent Recreational Drug Use (Routledge 1998). Parker, director of SPARC, a British social policy research center, examines the impact of drug law and policy on British youth. At the Open Society Institute, 400 West 59th Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues), 3rd Floor, New York City, free. Call The Lindesmith Center at (212)548-0695 or e-mail [email protected] to reserve a place.

April 20, Oklahoma City, OK. "PROTEST THE WAR" demonstration at the State Capitol. For information, contact Norma Sapp at (405) 840-4367 or Michael Pearson at [email protected].

May 7, New York, NY, 9:00am. RALLY: Mothers in Prison, Children in Crisis, highlighting the need for in-house drug rehabilitation as an alternative to prison for mothers with dependent children, 100 Centre St. Sponsored by the JusticeWorks Community. For further information, call (718) 499-6704, fax (718) 832-2832, e-mail [email protected], or visit on the web.

***May 12-15, Bethesda, MD (outside Washington, DC). The 12th International Conference on Drug Policy Reform, sponsored by the Drug Policy Foundation. (May 11 evening legislative training session.) For further information, call (202) 537-5005, e-mail [email protected], or visit

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