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Children of the Drug War: Specialty Seminar at the London School of Economics

The Mannheim Centre for Criminology is holding a specialty seminar to mark the publication of Children of the Drug War by Damon Barrett.

When? Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 6 :00-7 :30 pm.

Where? Moot Court Room, 7th floor, New Academic Building, Lincoln's Inn Fields

Chaired by Damon Barrett

Speakers: Jennifer Fleetwood – Mothers and Children of the Drug War : A View from a Women’s Prison in Quito, Ecuador.

Steve Rolles – After the War on Drugs : How Legal Regulation of Production and Trade Would Better Protect Children

Michael Shiner – Taking Drugs Together: Early Adult Transitions and the Limits of Harm Reduction in England and Wales

About the book

Children of the Drug War is a unique collection of original essays that investigates the impacts of the war on drugs on children, young people and their families. With contributions from around the world, providing different perspectives and utilizing a wide range of styles and approaches including ethnographic studies, personal accounts and interviews, the book asks fundamental questions of national and international drug control systems:

•What have been the costs to children and young people of the war on drugs?
•Is the protection of children from drugs a solid justification for current policies?
•What kinds of public fears and preconceptions exist in relation to drugs and the drug trade?
•How can children and young people be placed at the forefront of drug policies?

For further details see http://www.childrenofthedrugwar.org.

About the speakers

Damon Barrett is Senior Human Rights Analyst at Harm Reduction International.

Jennifer Fleetwood Is Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Kent.

Steve Rolles is Senior Policy Analyst at the Transform Drug Policy Foundation.

Michael Shiner is Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Social Policy at the London School of Economics.

RSVP: If you are planning to attend please let Michael Shiner know ([email protected])

Date: 
Tue, 11/22/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
London
United Kingdom

13th Annual Students for Sensible Drug Policy International Conference

Hi David,

I know you're eager for more details about SSDP's 13th Annual International Conference, and since you've been to one of our previous conferences, I wanted to make sure you got first access to vital information about this once-in-a-lifetime event. 

Early bird registration
Register today to take advantage of significantly discounted early bird registration rates. 

  • $45 - Students
  • $65 - Alumni
  • $95 - Non-students

Fees will increase on January 2, 2012. Included in each registration will be four meals (breakfast and lunch will be provided during both days of the conference), a tote bag, name tag and conference program.


Call for session proposals

SSDP wants this event to be the biggest, best conference yet, so we've decided to open a call or proposals for folks like you to come up with ideas for workshops, panels, talks, meetups, or other programming for us to consider including as part of SSDP2012.

More details and proposal submission form here.

Scholarships

Each year, SSDP establishes a scholarship fund to help make it affordable for our student activists to attend our national conference. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to our SSDP2012 Scholarship Fund today. Last SSDP conference, we were able to award 165 student scholarships and we hope to be able to help even more this year! 

Students can learn more about scholarship opportunities and how to apply here. 

And more...

Check out the ssdp.org/conference for exhibiting opportunities, sponsoring the event, location information, frequently asked questions, and more.  Details and more information will be posted at ssdp.org/conference as well as on our blog, the Dare Generation Diary. You can also find this event on Facebook. Questions should be directed to [email protected].

See you in Denver!

Best,

Stacia Cosner

Associate Director

 

WHO

Hundreds of SSDP chapter leaders, members, alumni, and supporters of drug policy reform from all over the world.

WHAT

SSDP2012: The 13th Annual International Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference

WHERE

Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center
7800 East Tufts Avenue
Denver, CO 80237
Reserve your room using the SSDP discount here.

WHEN

March 24-25, 2012

WHY

To gather hundreds of individuals who know there are alternatives to the failed war on drugs and want to do something about it. The weekend will include expert panels, guest speakers, an awards ceremony, networking events, an alumni reunion, SSDP Congress, and more.

 

 


     

Students for Sensible Drug Policy
1317 F Street NW Suite 501, Washington, DC 20004 - (202)393-5280 - www.ssdp.org

Thanks for your support
You received this email because you are one of more than 100,000 people who support Students for Sensible Drug Policy and subscribe to our e-list. Please help us grow our grassroots movement to end the failed War on Drugs by inviting family and friends to join.

Date: 
Thu, 11/24/2011 - 10:00am - Fri, 11/25/2011 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Denver, CO
United States

Show-Me Freedom Benefit for Americans for Forfeiture Reform and Green Aid

Hello!

You are invited to the following event:

Show-Me Freedom

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Nov 22, 2011at 8:00 PM to
Nov 23, 2011 at 2:00 AM (PT)

The New Parish
579 18th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

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Show-Me Freedom is a benefit for Green Aid: The Medical Marijuana Legal Defense & Education Fund and Americans for Forfeiture Reform in support of Show-Me Cannabis Regulation, a legalization initiative for the State of Missouri! Tickets include: ...
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We hope you can make it!

Cheers,
Americans for Forfeiture Reform & Ed Rosenthal's Green Aid

Date: 
Tue, 11/22/2011 - 8:00pm - Wed, 11/23/2011 - 2:00am
Location: 
579 18th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
United States

Congressional Briefing on Drug Sentencing Reform in the Americas

            

 
You are invited to a Congressional briefing

 

THE FAIR SENTENCING ACT:
BUILDING ON A BREAKTHROUGH IN DRUG SENTENCING REFORM IN THE AMERICAS

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011

 

12:00 - 1:00pm in Room 212-10 of the U.S. Capitol Senate Visitor Center

or

2:00 - 3:00pm in 2226 Rayburn House Office Building

Speakers:

Soffiyah Elijah

Executive Director, Correctional Association of New York

Kara Gotsch

Director of Advocacy, The Sentencing Project

Diana Esther Guzmán

Principal Researcher, DeJuSticia

Bogotá, Colombia

Last year’s passage of the Fair Sentencing Act, legislation that reduced the 100-to-1 sentencing disparity for crack cocaine offenses and eliminated the five-year mandatory minimum for simple possession of crack cocaine, reformed a law universally condemned for its harshness and the racial disparity it produced.  The drug sentencing changes are a milestone, and form part of a larger movement to reconsider long mandatory minimum sentences for low-level drug offenses that pervade sentencing policy in the United States as well as in Latin America.

This event is free of charge and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

Refreshments will be provided.

To attend, please reply to Clay Boggs at [email protected].

Sponsored by The Sentencing Project and the Washington Office on Latin America

The Sentencing Project is a national organization working for a fair and effective criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing law and practice, and alternatives to incarceration.

Date: 
Wed, 11/16/2011 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
P.O. Box 53108
Washington, DC 20009
United States

The 9th National Harm Reduction Conference: "From Public Health to Social Justice"

 

Dear Guest,

 

You're cordially invited to the

 9th National Harm Reduction Conference: "From Public Health to Social Justice"

The 9th National Harm Reduction Conference: From Public Health to Social Justice is the only multidisciplinary conference focused on improving the health of drug users. Over a thousand people from around the country will meet to address the many critical issues affecting the drug user community including overdose, HIV, hepatitis, incarceration, stigma. Physicians, medical professionals, policy makers, researchers, HIV/AIDS and hepatitis service agencies, organizations providing services for youth, and the homeless as well as community based and advocacy organizations will be well represented at this much anticipated event.

WHEN
Thursday, November 15, 2012 10:00 AM  -  Sunday, November 18, 2012 2:00 PM

WHERE
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel
1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201 USA

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View Event Agenda

 

Location: 
1401 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97201
United States

Book Launch: América Latina Debate Sobre Drogas

Date: 
Wed, 11/02/2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: 
Av. Corrientes 1543
Buenos Aires, B
Argentina

Still Time to Get to the International Drug Policy Reform Conference, LA, 11/2-5

https://stopthedrugwar.org/files/dpa-conference-promo.jpg
There's still time to get to the major biennial gathering of drug policy reformers of all kinds.StoptheDrugWar.org (DRCNet) is pleased to be a partner in the upcoming 2011 International Drug Policy Reform Conference, this November 2-5 at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles. (Two weeks!)

The last Reform Conference, sponsored by our friends at the Drug Policy Alliance, was held in Albuquerque in 2009 and brought together over 1,000 attendees representing 30 different countries. This year attendees will have the opportunity to spend three days interacting with people committed to finding alternatives to the war on drugs while participating in sessions given by leading experts from around the world. Click here to register -- early bird rates are available through September 16, and discounts are available for students.

Some testimonials from the 2009 conference:

"You leave the conference inspired and informed. Meeting this crowd of wise, energetic kindred spirits recharges your reform batteries."
--Michael Jourdan, Centre of Alcohol and Drug Research, Copenhagen, Denmark

"This is the only conference that combines X-treme intelligence, passion, and practical applications. It is the best I ever attend."
--Patt Denning, Harm Reduction Therapy Center, San Francisco, California

"A living breathing think tank of like minds, crafting out solutions that keep people's dignity and human rights intact."
--Waheedah Sahabzz-El, Community HIV / AIDS Mobilization Project, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"This conference provided a new beginning for me, I now have a true passion for DPR."
--Susanne Widmer, Albuquerque, New Mexico

"The Reform Conference gave me the courage to return to my Canadian community and give voice to the common sense of Drug Policy Reform. The experience provided me with the evidence, language and tools to be a credible, educated leader in changing the way we approach the issue of substance use in our community."
--Patty Hajdu, Thunder Bay District Health Unit, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada


Hope to see you there.

You Can Laugh or Cry: A Night of Comedy about Drug Policy (LA)

Reason Foundation Presents

You Can Laugh or Cry:
A Night of Comedy about Drug Policy

 

November 2, 2011
Downtown Comedy Club
114 W 5th St, LA, 90013
Doors Open at 8pm
Show Begins at 9pm
Individual Tickets: $10

The evening’s entertainment will be filmed as part of the production of America’s Longest War, Reason Foundation’s upcoming documentary about the negative consequences of the War on Drugs.  America’s Longest War will provide a sobering, visual reminder that the drug war is one of the worst examples of abusive, out-of control government.

Additional information at http://reason.org/events/show/31.html.

Date: 
Wed, 11/02/2011 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: 
114 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
United States

Pardons: The Power Nobody Wants

 

http://www.newschool.edu/eventDetail.aspx?id=70413  

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Pardons: The Power Nobody Wants

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

 

The New School

John L. Tishman Auditorium

66 West 12 Street

New York City

 

The Hon. Dennis Jacobs, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and a distinguished panel of experts explore the history and real-world application of the power of pardon at the state and federal level. Following opening remarks by New School president David E. Van Zandt, Judge Jacobs explains the history of the power, its role in correcting injustice in the application of criminal law, and the way the decline in its use reflects a missed opportunity, lack of imagination, and failure of courage. 

Our panel then examines the critical historical, legal, economic, and ethical issues surrounding the pardon power and the implications of its greater or lesser use. Panelists include:  

 

  • Moderator: Senator Bob Kerrey, President Emeritus, The New School. 
  • Hon. Dennis Jacobs, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. 
  • Hon. Robert L. Ehrlich, Senior Counsel, King & Spalding; former Governor of Maryland; former Congressman (R-MD), U.S. House of Representatives. 

·       JulieStewart, Attorney; President and Founder, Families Against Mandatory Minimums. 

  • Margaret Colgate Love, Attorney; former Pardon Attorney, Office of the Pardon Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice. 
  • Anthony Papa, Manager, Media Relations, Drug Policy Alliance; clemency recipient following imprisonment for first-time, nonviolent drug offense under New York’s draconian Rockefeller Drug Laws.
Date: 
Wed, 10/26/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
66 W. 12th St.
New York, NY
United States

Still Time to Get to the International Drug Policy Reform Conference, LA, 11/2-5

https://stopthedrugwar.org/files/dpa-conference-promo.jpg
There's still time to get to the major biennial gathering of drug policy reformers of all kinds.StoptheDrugWar.org (DRCNet) is pleased to be a partner in the upcoming 2011 International Drug Policy Reform Conference, this November 2-5 at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles. (Two weeks!)

The last Reform Conference, sponsored by our friends at the Drug Policy Alliance, was held in Albuquerque in 2009 and brought together over 1,000 attendees representing 30 different countries. This year attendees will have the opportunity to spend three days interacting with people committed to finding alternatives to the war on drugs while participating in sessions given by leading experts from around the world. Click here to register -- early bird rates are available through September 16, and discounts are available for students.

Some testimonials from the 2009 conference:

"You leave the conference inspired and informed. Meeting this crowd of wise, energetic kindred spirits recharges your reform batteries."
--Michael Jourdan, Centre of Alcohol and Drug Research, Copenhagen, Denmark

"This is the only conference that combines X-treme intelligence, passion, and practical applications. It is the best I ever attend."
--Patt Denning, Harm Reduction Therapy Center, San Francisco, California

"A living breathing think tank of like minds, crafting out solutions that keep people's dignity and human rights intact."
--Waheedah Sahabzz-El, Community HIV / AIDS Mobilization Project, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"This conference provided a new beginning for me, I now have a true passion for DPR."
--Susanne Widmer, Albuquerque, New Mexico

"The Reform Conference gave me the courage to return to my Canadian community and give voice to the common sense of Drug Policy Reform. The experience provided me with the evidence, language and tools to be a credible, educated leader in changing the way we approach the issue of substance use in our community."
--Patty Hajdu, Thunder Bay District Health Unit, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada


Hope to see you there.

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