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June 2, 7:30pm, Houston, TX, Drug Policy Forum of Texas monthly meeting, featuring Lt. Cmdr. Sylvester Salcedo (USNR, ret.), founder of Veterans for More Effective Drug Strategies. At Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Blvd., off Greenbriar. Call (713) 784-3196 or visit http://www.vetsformeds.org for further information.

June 2, 7:30pm, Santa Ana, CA, Citizens Against Violent Crime (CAVC), potluck dinner and general meeting concerning the campaign to amend California's three-strikes law. At the Catholic Worker, 316 Cypress Ave., near downtown Santa Ana, one block east of Main Street and three blocks south of 1st Street.

June 2,3,8,10,15,16 and 17, Los Angeles, CA, "Shaved Head" comedy show by Chris Arcudi. General admission $10, $5 for SAG & AFTRA members or former prison inmates. For theater information and show times please call (323) 850-8956.

June 3, 8:00pm, Mt. Clemens, MI, Fundraiser for PRA 2000 initiative. At Performance Cafe, 173 North Gratiot, $5 cover charge, 21 with ID to enter. Presentations by PRA 2000 author Greg Schmid, Jam Rag editor Tom Ness and libertarian candidates Richard Friend and Marvin Marvin. Call (517) 239-9000 or visit http://www.ballot2000.net for further information.

June 9, 6:30pm, San Francisco, CA, The Terence Hallinan Award for Outstanding Leadership, Integrity and Courage, ceremony honoring the first recipient, San Francisco District Attorney Terence Hallinan, sponsored by the medical marijuana community. In the Venetian Room at the Fairmont Hotel, atop Nob Hill, 950 Mason St., food and drink will be provided.

June 10, Sacramento, CA, Families Against Mandatory Minimums Regional Workshop, Hawthorn Suites, 321 Bercut Dr. Call (202) 822-6700 for information or to register. Call (919) 441-1444 for hotel reservations.

June 10, 8:00pm, Colville, WA, "Benefit to End the Drug War," supporting the November Coalition and Seattle Hempfest. At Cafe al Mundo, 100 S. Main St., featuring reggae bands Planetary Refugees (Colville) and Civilized Animal (Spokane).

June 17, 6:30-9:30pm, Cambridge, MA, "Imprisoned Art," opening reception/benefit for prison reform activists, at the Zeitgeist Gallery, 312 Broadway (near Central Square), featuring Lawyer Johnson, wrongfully convicted, in Massachusetts prisons and on death row for 10 years, showing slides of his art work, including depictions of prison life. Sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Out of the Blue and Zeitgeist Galleries, art on display 6/7 - 7/5, call (617) 876-2182 for further information.

June 24-25, Sweetwater, TN, Fundraiser for the Tennessee Cannabis Action Network. For information, call (662) 578-0518 or visit http://www.webnow.com/nfnmusic/.

June 29-July 3, Anaheim, CA, Libertarian Party National Convention, at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel. For information or to register, call the Balcom Group at (202) 234-3880, e-mail [email protected] or visit http://www.lp.org.

July 10-16, Nashville, TV, "33rd Race Relations Institute" at Fisk University, one-week seminar devoted to discussing how racism affects the life cycle. For further information call Theeda Murphy, Information Specialist, (615) 329-8812, e-mail [email protected] or visit http://www.fiskrri.org.

August 10-13, San Francisco, CA, "Fourth Annual Hepatitis C Conference," sponsored by the HCV Global Foundation. For information or to register, visit http://www.hcvglobal.org or contact Krebs Convention Management Services, 657 Carolina Street, San Francisco, CA 94107-2725, (415) 920-7000, fax (415) 920-7001, [email protected].

September 9-13, St. Louis, MO, "2000 National Conference on Correctional Health Care," sponsored by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care, at the Cervantes Convention Center. For information,contact NCCHC, (773) 880-1460 or visit http://www.ncchc.org.

September 13-15, Durham, NC, "North American Conference on Fathers Behind Bars and on the Streets," sponsored by the Family & Corrections Network and the National Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families, at the Regal University Hotel. For information, contact NPNFF, (202) 737-6680 or visit http://www.npnff.org.

September 16, Denver, CO, Families Against Mandatory Minimums Regional Workshop, location to be determined. Call (202) 822-6700 for information or to register.

October 11-14, Hamburg, Germany, "Encouraging Health Promotion for Drug Users Within the Criminal Justice System," at the University of Hamburg. For further information and brochure, contact: The Conference Secretariat, c/o Hit Conference, +44 (0) 151 227 4423, fax +44 (0) 151 236 4829, [email protected].

October 21-25, Miami, FL, "Third National Harm Reduction Conference," sponsored by the Harm Reduction Coalition, at the Wyndham Hotel Miami Biscayne Bay. For information, call (212) 213-6376 ext. 31 or e-mail [email protected].

November 11, Charlotte, NC, Families Against Mandatory Minimums Regional Workshop, location to be determined. Call (202) 822-6700 for information or to register.

January 13, St. Petersburg, FL, Families Against Mandatory Minimums Regional Workshop, location to be determined. Call (202) 822-6700 for information or to register.

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