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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 [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

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

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