This weekend (February 4th through 6th), our chapter at Florida State University
will be hosting the first ever Florida Regional Conference
and would like to invite you to join us in Tallahassee, Florida for networking, training workshops, and expert presentations to help us refine our skills as advocates working to end the war on drugs. Current students, alumni, and non-students are all welcome to attend; please feel free to forward this invite to any interested friends or colleagues. More details and updates will be posted on the Facebook event page
. Please register today
!Speakers will include:Jodi James:
Executive Director, Florida Cannabis Action Network
Ms. James is an accomplished writer, speaker, organizer, and campaign strategist whose work has taken her across the country to speak about medical marijuana, developing and organizing direct action campaigns, and how to educate the public on the value of hemp and cannabis. Under her leadership, Florida CAN’s, 2000 Journey for Justice Project earned the “Critical Resistance Award”. In 2002, Ms. James ran as the District 31 Democratic Candidate for the Florida State House of Representatives, earning her a place in Marquis’ Who’s Who of America.
Florida Project Director, Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM)
Mr. Newburn is a lawyer and educator who has been named director of the newly launched Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM)
campaign in Florida. He has spent a year in Washington, D.C., at the libertarian public policy research group, The Cato Institute. Newburn is a member of the Florida Bar Association, and an alumnus of the University of Florida Levin College of Law.Seth Miller:
Executive Director, Innocence Project of Florida
Mr. Miller is a former project attorney with the American Bar Association Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project in Washington, D.C. and a former staff attorney with the First District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee, Florida. He graduated magna cum laude from Florida State University’s College of Law, where he now serves as an adjunct professor, teaching courses in Post-conviction Remedies.
See you in Tallahassee!
Regional Outreach Coordinator
Students for Sensible Drug Policy
1317 F Street NW, Suite 501
Washington DC 20004
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