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Only One Month Left Until Drug Policy Reform Conference



The Reform Conference is just a month away – have you secured your spot yet?

Click here to register to attend.

If you haven’t, you should soon. Booking your travel a month out will save you money. And you won’t want to miss what former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson and current California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom have to say at the Opening Plenary!

The rest of the conference program is packed full with trainings, roundtable discussions addressing controversies within the movement, and panels exploring and sharing innovative approaches to reform challenges. Thursday evening you can stand up for justice at the No More Drug War rally at nearby MacArthur Park, hosted by dozens of local California organizations and emceed by KPFK radio personality Lalo Alcaraz.

And the activities and highlights don’t stop there…

Very soon we’ll be announcing three special Mobile Workshops – learning sessions that will take a select group of conference-goers out of the hotel and into the local community.

You’re also invited to host informal Community Meetings of your own during the conference. These meetings are meant to be your opportunity to organize reformers around action plans. They take place in open session rooms in the mornings, evenings and at lunch.

What do these Mobile Workshops and Community Meetings have in common? They’re only available to registered conference attendees – and they’ll be limited by space availability!

So register now…and I’ll see you in Los Angeles!

Stefanie Jones
Event Manager
Drug Policy Alliance

Location: 
Los Angeles, CA
United States

Conference: Drugs and Drink in Asia

Conference organized by the David F. Musto Center for Drug Policy Studies, at Shanghai University. Visit http://pointsadhsblog.wordpress.com/2011/09/23/call-for-papers-drugs-and-drink-in-asia/ for further information including a call for papers.

Date: 
Fri, 06/22/2012 (All day) - Sun, 06/24/2012 (All day)
Location: 
Shanghai, 31
China

NORML Night: The Marijuana-Logues at Arlington Drafthouse (DC area)

Performances Friday and Saturday night. More information (including a ticket discount code) available at https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=143778015713969.

NoVa NORML show 8:30pm before Saturday night performance. (Update: the meeting has been postponed.)

Date: 
Sat, 10/01/2011 - 9:50pm - 11:59pm
Location: 
2903 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA
United States

NORML Night: The Marijuana-Logues at Arlington Drafthouse (DC area)

Performances Friday and Saturday night. More information (including a ticket discount code) available at https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=143778015713969.

NoVa NORML show 8:30pm before Saturday night performance. (Update: the meeting has been postponed.)

Date: 
Fri, 09/30/2011 - 9:50pm - 11:59pm
Location: 
2903 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA
United States

2011 Northeast Regional SSDP Conference

You're invited to the 2011 Northeast Regional SSDP Conference!

  • Date: Saturday, October 1 - Sunday, October 2 
  • Time: 11am-6pm (10/1), 11am-4pm (10/2)
  • Location: Boston University Kenmore Classroom Building
                       565 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215
  • Register for FREE here: ssdp.org/events/northeast-regional-ssdp-conference-2011 

This weekend, dozens of SSDPers from across the Northeast region will gather at Boston University for our annual Northeast Regional SSDP conference.  Please join us for two days of networking, learning, training, and other activities that will help strengthen our ability to be effective young drug policy reformers.  Registration is free and lunch will be provided.  Donations will be accepted at the door.  Find this event on Facebook.

Confirmed speakers include:

Rick Doblin: Executive Director, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)

Stacia Cosner: Associate Director, Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Jason Ortiz: Regional Outreach Coordinator, Students for Sensible Drug Policy

... and of course many other student leaders and alumni will be there to contribute to the discussion and  share their experiences as well.

See you in Boston on Saturday!

Best,

Jason Ortiz
Regional Outreach Coordinator, Northeast & Mountain Plains Regions
Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Date: 
Sat, 10/01/2011 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/02/2011 - 4:00pm
Location: 
556 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA
United States

Students Against Mass Incarceration Special Open Mic

One Voice One Sound Presents Students Against Mass Incarceration Special Open Mic

Featuring Howard University performing artists in addition to OneVoice OneSound's Don D, LeftField, Sold D, D Money and others

Add Your Voice to Stop the New Jim Crow

 

September 29, 2011

9-12:30pm

Potter's House

1658 Columbia Rd. NW

Washington, DC

Date: 
Thu, 09/29/2011 - 9:00pm - Fri, 09/30/2011 - 12:30am
Location: 
1658 Columbia Rd. NW
Washington, DC
United States

Mexico and the War on Drugs: Time to Legalize

Mexico and the War on Drugs: Time to Legalize
Tuesday, October 18, 12:00 p.m.

Mount Vernon Place • Undercroft Auditorium
900 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.


Featuring Vicente Fox, Former President, Mexico; moderated by Ian Vásquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute

About the event - The drug war has led to a rise in corruption and gruesome criminality that is weakening democratic institutions, the press, law enforcement, and other elements of a free society. Former Mexican president Vicente Fox will explain that prohibition is not working and that the legalization of the sale, use, and production of drugs offers a superior way of dealing with the problem of drug abuse.

Date: 
Tue, 10/18/2011 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 
900 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States

Cato Conference: Ending the Global War on Drugs

Ending the Global War on Drugs

Tuesday, November 15
9:00 a.m. — 6:15 p.m.

NAHB Auditorium
1201 15th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

For full conference details and schedule, please visit www.cato.org/drugconference


Featuring Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Former President, Brazil; Jorge Castañeda, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mexico; Mary Anastasia O'Grady, Member of the Editorial Board, Wall Street Journal; Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou, Speaker of the House of Deputies, Uruguay; Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance; Tucker Carlson, Editor-in-Chief, Daily Caller

About the event - In the United States, the war on drugs is generating alarming violations of civil liberties, weakening the rule of law, and compromising law enforcement efforts. The U.S.-led drug war is also undermining legitimate foreign policy goals around the world. This conference will bring together prominent scholars and international leaders to analyze current policy and propose practical alternatives such as legalization.
Date: 
Tue, 11/15/2011 - 9:00am - 6:15pm
Location: 
1201 15th St. NW
Washington, DC
United States

Private Prisons: What Are the Costs of Their Profits?

The Justice Policy Institute invites you to "Private Prisons: What are the Costs of their Profits?"  A panel discussion & reception in Washington, D.C. Thursday, November 3, 2011 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

Join us for an engaging discussion highlighting the political strategies of private prison companies and the implications of future private prison expansion, featuring leading experts in juvenile justice, immigration, unions, media, advocacy and law.

General Entry: $75; Nonprofit, Government: $50; Impacted Individuals: $35. Donations are tax deductible. RSVP early here.  

Panelists include: Alex Friedmann, Prison Legal News, Nashville, TN; Gail Tyree, Soros Fellow, Miami, FL; Sheila Bedi,  Southern Poverty Law Center, New Orleans, LA; Joshua Miller, American Federation of State and County Municipal Employees, Washington, DC; Emily Tucker, Detention Watch Network, Washington, DC; David Shapiro, ACLU National Prison Project, Washington, DC; Paul Ashton Author, Gaming the System, and Research Assistant, JPI and will be moderated by Tracy Velázquez, Executive Director, JPI.

For more information, please email us at rsv[email protected].

Date: 
Thu, 11/03/2011 - 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: 
Washington, DC
United States

A Rally & Concert to End the War on Drugs

 

Save the Date

 

A Rally & Concert to
End the War on Drugs

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Levitt Pavilion
MacArthur Park, Los Angeles

For more information,
www.nomoredrugwar.org/rally.

 

Sponsored by the Drug Policy Alliance and supported by A New PATH, A New Way of Life Re-entry Project, ACLU of California, All of Us or None, Americans for Safe Access, California NORML, California State Conference of the NAACP, Clean Needles Now, Common Ground - The Westside HIV Community Center, Common Sense for Drug Policy, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Families to Amend California’s Three Strikes, HIV Drug and Alcohol Task Force, Interfaith Drug Policy Initiative, LA Community Action Network, Labor/Community Strategy Center, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, Southern California Immigration Coalition, Southern California Library, Students for Sensible Drug Policy - LA City College, William C. Velasquez Institute, and Youth Justice Coalition.

This event is presented in conjunction with the International Drug Policy Reform Conference, November 2–5, Los Angeles, www.reformconference.org

 

 

Date: 
Thu, 11/03/2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Los Angeles, CA
United States

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