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Book Celebration: Second Edition of Practicing Harm Reduction Psychotherapy

THE HARM REDUCTION THERAPY CENTER:

SAVE THE DATE: NOVEMBER 18, 2011

San Francisco

Potrero Hill Neighborhood House 5:30-9:30

A Celebration of our new book and of 11 years providing treatment services for problem drug users in the San Francisco Bay area!! The 2nd Edition of Practicing Harm Reduction Psychotherapy: An Alternative Approach to Addiction will be hot off the press. Authors and HRTC Directors Patt Denning, PhD and Jeannie Little, LCSW invite you to join a community of people dedicated to transforming the alcohol and drug treatment system in America.

Featured speaker: noted journalist Maia Szalavitz, author of Help At Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parents and Hurts Kids.

Meet the authors and the staff of the Harm Reduction Therapy Center and help us celebrate this newest accomplishment and inspire us to work towards the next!

Details coming soon: www.harmreductiontherapy.org

Friend us at our Facebook page!

Date: 
Fri, 11/18/2011 - 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: 
San Francisco, CA
United States

Announcement: The 2011 International Drug Policy Reform Conference, LA

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.

The Reform Conference, sponsored by our friends at the Drug Policy Alliance, is the major biennial gathering of drug policy reformers of all kinds. The last one, held in Albuquerque in 2009, 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.

Announcement: The 2011 International Drug Policy Reform Conference, LA

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.

The Reform Conference, sponsored by our friends at the Drug Policy Alliance, is the major biennial gathering of drug policy reformers of all kinds. The last one, held in Albuquerque in 2009, 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.

CA 90071
United States

Massachusetts Joint Committee on the Judiciary Hearing

Visit http://www.malegislature.gov/Events/EventDetail?eventId=228&eventDataSource=Hearings or http://famm.org/StateSentencing/Massachusetts/MassachusettsUpdates/September20JudiciaryCommitteeHearing.aspx for further information on this hearing.

Visit http://www.capwiz.com/drcnet/issues/bills/?type=ST#Current_Sessions:_Sentencing_&_Incarceration for information on some of the sentencing bills being considered in Massachusetts and other states.

Date: 
Tue, 09/20/2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: 
24 Beacon St., Room B-2
Boston, MA 02108
United States

Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics

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HORIZONS:

PERSPECTIVES ON PSYCHEDELICS

OCTOBER 14-16, 2011
CELEBRATING FIVE YEARS OF HORIZONS

Horizons is a conference about psychedelics that is held annually in New York City.  Its goal is to open a fresh dialogue on their role in medicine, culture, history, spirituality, and creativity.

Horizons is a non-profit endeavor hosted by Judson Memorial Church in the heart of Greenwich Village.

Visit http://www.horizonsnyc.org for further information.

Date: 
Fri, 10/14/2011 - 9:00am - Sun, 10/16/2011 - 6:00pm
Location: 
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
United States

Students for Sensible Drug Policy "Legalize It!" Party

Dear David,

Everyone in the nation's capital seems to be talking about marijuana policy. Well, here's your chance to join the conversation! On Wednesday, September 14th, Students for Sensible Drug Policy will be hosting our first annual Washington, DC reception to thank our students and allies for their amazing work and support for marijuana legalization.   

We're particularly excited to announce our special guests - Niambe Tosh, daughter of legendary musician Peter Tosh, The Wire's Tray 'Poot' Chaney, and the Honorable Jared Polis (D-CO)!  

  • Date: Wednesday, September 14th 
  • Time: 6-10pm
  • Location: K St. Lounge, 1301 K St. NW, Washington, DC 
  • Tickets & more info: legalizeit.eventbrite.com

Please invite all your friends by sending them this linklegalizeit.eventbrite.com

Can't wait to see you there!

Sincerely,

Irina Alexander
Chair, Board of Directors
Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Connect with SSDP

 

Date: 
Wed, 09/14/2011 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: 
1301 K St. NW
Washington, DC
United States

Benefit Party for Repeal Cannabis Prohibition Act

http://drfranklucido.blogspot.com/2011/08/benefit-party-oct-1-for-repeal-cannabis.html

Saturday October 1, 2011  7pm-Midnite

Benefit party for:

REPEAL CANNABIS PROHIBITION ACT of 2012  (RCPA 2012)

SF East Bay Location given on RSVP.

The RCPA 2012:
-REPEALS all criminal prohibitions on cannabis related conduct for adults
-MANDATES strict rules against contributing to the delinquency of minors and driving while impaired.
-MAINTAINS medical rights for patients
-VESTS the California Department of Public Health with the regulation of commercial cannabis (above 3 pounds and 100 square feet canopy)

HOW TO ASSURE A SPACE AT THIS BENEFIT PARTY

a. BEST option (because WE know that YOU want this to succeed, don't you?!!)
Please send checks NOW payable to: Sensible California:
Sensible California
PO Box 282
Santa Rosa, CA 95402

The next options allow you to RSVP, but your entry to the party will be guaranteed on donating in advance, and space is limited.

b. RSVP on Facebook "event" page at:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=161434150603948
c. You can also make pledges and RSVP by email: [email protected]
or by phone:  (707) 520-4205

We will have a campaign website up and running soon, but WE NEED FUNDS NOW. Be one of the first 150 donors of $25 or more to be assured entry to the benefit party October 1.Our sliding scale for the Oct 1 benefit get-together is $25-$1,000 (and upwards for those who have the means). The sliding scale can be lower for true activists who have the time to seriously volunteer for this historic campaign.

We will be looking for people who can donate time, skills, or money to this historic race over the next 15 months.

The first part will be the hardest, and most telling: the signature drive.

We estimate we will need $1.25 million dollars for the signature gathering stage and lots of grass roots volunteers, in order to show the bigger money donors that we Californians are ready to Repeal Cannabis Prohibition!

Date: 
Sat, 10/01/2011 - 7:00pm - 11:59pm
Location: 
San Francisco, CA
United States

Conference on Drug Use and Sex Work in the South

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 20, 2011

CONTACT: Robert Childs, [email protected]

CONFERENCE “REDUCING HARM AND BUILDING COMMUNITIES: ADDRESSING DRUG USE IN THE SOUTH”

On Thursday, Sept 8th & Friday, Sept 9th, leaders of Southern nonprofits, human rights groups, policy makers, concerned citizens, public health officials and academics will gather to discuss drug use and sex work in the South and its implications for communities. Members of law enforcement and the N.C. legislature will join active sex workers and drug users on topics such as social justice, strategies to prevent HIV and hepatitis among drug users, overdose prevention, pill use in the South, drug policy reform, and syringe exchange. Other key discussion areas include drug use among migrant workers, sex workers, military veterans and people of transgender experience.

With North Carolina having over 230,000 crack smokers and injection drug users, 17 million prescriptions for oxycodone issued for the state’s 9 million residents, and with drug overdose as NC’s 4th leading cause of death for 18-50 year olds, drug use and its effects permeate each of our communities. The conference will bring together progressive and conservative activists & Democrats and members of the Tea Party, as well as organizations such as Human Rights Watch, North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition, Sex Workers Without Borders, UNC, Duke, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, Women with A Vision and Atlanta Harm Reduction to foster discussion and to look for solutions.

“I have seen the violent impact of the drug war from the perspective of a journalist and a law enforcement officer,” says conference speaker Bob Scott, former Captain at the Macon County Sheriff’s office. “Now as the ravages of the HIV/AIDS epidemic sweep through our communities, felling loved ones who have become addicted, I say there is something we can do to turn the tide.”

WHAT: Conference on Drug Use and Sex Work in the South

WHO:Hosted by the NC Harm Reduction Coalition, Research Triangle Institute, Atlanta Harm Reduction Center, Women With a Vision and the Harm Reduction Coalition

WEN:Thurs, Sept 8th and Fri, Sept 9th from 9am-5pm

WHERE: RTI International, 3040 East Cornwallis Rd., Research Triangle Park, NC

Date: 
Thu, 09/08/2011 - 9:00am - Fri, 09/09/2011 - 5:00pm
Location: 
3040 East Cornwallis Rd.
Research Triangle Park, NC
United States

Tribute to Justice Jerome Marks

 

THE MOTHERS OF THE NEW YORK DISAPPEARED

invite you to
CELEBRATE THE GLORIOUS LIFE
OF
ACTIVIST-HUMANITARIAN-RACONTEUR
AND FREEDOM FIGHTER
JUSTICE JEROME MARKS
"FREEDOM FIGHTER"
JUNE 28 7PM
ETHICAL CULTURE SOCIETY

(64TH AND CENTRAL PARK WEST)
featuring
(partial list)
SPEAKER SHELDON SILVER
CHARLES GRODIN
ASSEMBLYMAN JEFF AUBRY
TERRY WALDO RAGTIME TRIO

ANTHONY PAPA, ELAINE BARTLETT,
JAN WARREN AND TERRANCE STEVENS

MARGARET RATNER KUNSTLER
AND MUCH MUCH MORE MORE MORE

FOR INFO CALL
RANDY CREDICO 212 924 6980
[email protected]
JAN WARREN
646 5087192
[email protected]

Date: 
Tue, 06/28/2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: 
2 West 64th St.
New York, NY 10023
United States

War on Drugs 40th Anniversary Press Conference and Lunch

Join The Wire's Sonja Sohn, the Reverend Al Sharpton (tentative) and elected officials at an unprecedented press conference to call attention to the failures of the drug war and to propose new solutions.

This week marks the 40th Anniversary of President Nixon declaring a war on drugs. A trillion dollars and millions of ruined lives later, the war on drugs has proven to be a catastrophic failure. It’s time for a new direction.

When: June 16, 2011
12:30pm Registration, Check-in, and Lunch
1:00pm Press Conference

Who: Ethan Nadelmann, founder and executive director, Drug Policy Alliance
Jared Polis, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Colorado's 2nd district
Rev. Al Sharpton, founder of the National Action Network*
Peter Shumlin, Governor of Vermont
Sonja Sohn, actress from acclaimed HBO Series "The Wire"
Maxine Waters, Member of U.S. House of Representatives from California’s 35th district

Guests should arrive at the 6th Street entrance of the Newseum. There will be a table with a Drug Policy Alliance tablecloth just inside where someone will greet you and check you in. There is an elevator nearby that will take you to the 3rd Level, where the studio is located. Someone will be just outside the elevator to help direct you to the studio space. We are using the Knight Studio that is on the C Street side of the building, not the Pennsylvania Ave side.

*Tentatively confirmed either in person or live via videoconference.

Event Location:
The Newseum, Knight Studio A, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.

Event City and State:
Washington, DC

Date and Time:
Thu, 06/16/2011 - 12:30pm

Event Website:
Drug Policy Alliance Press Conference

Date: 
Thu, 06/16/2011 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Location: 
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States

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