Erica Darragh

9
Jun

His Name is Justin Howell

CW: police violence Over the weekend, SSDP learned that Justin Howell, a Texas State University student, was critically injured at a protest in Austin this week. SSDP condemns the authoritarian suppression of public demonstrations in Austin and across the world regarding the movement for black lives. We send our best wishes to Justin for a speedy and complete recovery and
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1
Jun

SSDP Board Commends African Network

Dear SSDP colleagues: At the direction of the SSDP Board of Directors, it is our great pleasure to convey to all of the members of SSDP’s network in Africa the attached Resolution unanimously adopted by the Board of Directors commending you for your outstanding growth and achievements. The African Network has in a few years created an inspiring model for all

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20
Feb

Ban Facial Recognition on Campus Day of Action

Students for Sensible Drug Policy and Fight for the Future's campaign to stop facial recognition on campus is building major momentum for our March 2nd National Day of Action. Just this week, UCLA reversed its plans to implement facial recognition as a direct result of the campaign. FFTF Deputy Director, Evan Greer (she/her) states:  “Let this be a lesson to
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28
Jan

Take Action to Ban Facial Recognition on Campus

Recently, we announced the launch of Students for Sensible Drug Policy and Fight for the Future’s #BanFacialRecognition campaign. Facial recognition is invasive, biased, and a threat to everyone's basic rights and safety -- which you can read about in this article about our campaign on Vice. SSDP recognizes that mass criminalization and mass incarceration are consequences of prohibitionist policies. Thus,
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2
Dec

Interchapter Collaborative Committee October Meeting Minutes and Updates

Greetings from your Inter-Chapter Collaboration Committee! We are excited to share our progress with the SSDP family. The minutes from the October ICC call can be found here. All SSDPers are invited to join the committee by joining our Slack.  SSDP Mission Statement Revision: Resolution at Conference Earlier this year, board member James Gould ‘15 suggested revisions to SSDP’s mission
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15
Oct

Intersecting Movements: Drug Policy Reform and Climate Action

Intersecting movements Following the 2016 election, the complete dissonance between elected officials and the electorate was palpable and signaled the dire need for large-scale organizing. It was in this moment that Sunrise Movement was born. Sunrise is a decentralized youth-led movement demanding climate action in the form of the Green New Deal. In 2017, the founders of Sunrise Movement dropped
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26
Sep

September 2019 Interchapter Collaborative Committee updates

Greetings from your Inter-Chapter Collaboration Committee! We are excited to share our progress with the SSDP family. The minutes from the September ICC call can be found here. All SSDPers are invited to join the committee by joining our Slack.  SSDP Mission Statement Revision: Resolution at Conference Earlier this year, board member James Gould ‘15 suggested revisions to SSDP’s mission
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25
Sep

SSDP at Bass Center 2019

Bass Center XII was an intentionally socially conscious event that encouraged participation on multiple levels. While most music events just have music, the Be Interactive and Bassnectar team created intentional space outside of the venue for nonprofits to engage attendees. Before the venue doors opened, there were hundreds and hundreds of people congregating outside to talk to non-profit organizations, do
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11
Sep

Drug policy reform must define the U.S. 2020 elections: a call to action

Young people are the largest voting generation in the United States, and in 2018 we outpaced Boomers for the first time ever in voter turnout (during a midterm election, which has lower turnout rates than general election years). Youth-led organizations like Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Sunrise Movement, and Extinction Rebellion will go down in history as the movements which
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15
Aug

Announcing the People for Sensible Drug Culture x Be Interactive campaign!

The Inter-Chapter Collaboration Committee (ICC) is composed of SSDP board members, alumni, and chapter members who are interested in collaborating on multi-chapter projects, organized as working groups.  One of ICC’s working groups is People for Sensible Drug Culture (PSDC). PSDC seeks to meet our non-student peers where they’re at by entering community cultural spaces to connect individuals interested in drug
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