Frances Fu

13
Oct

SSDP Welcomes the Sonoma State University Chapter

I am so excited to introduce the Sonoma State University chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy! The newest SSDP leaders are Kelly Kauffman (third from the left) and Wendy Contreras (not pictured), the newest SSDP leaders of Sonoma State University! Kelly and Wendy, both seniors studying sociology, decided to get involved with SSDP because of their sociology professor, Nicole Wolfe. Because

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7
Oct

SSDP Welcomes the Berkeley City College Chapter

I could not be more thrilled to introduce Begonia Blossom Herbert, the founder and chapter leader of Students for Sensible Drug Policy at Berkeley City College. Begonia studies Psychology at Berkeley City College but hopes to transfer to UCLA in the near future. She will be receiving her AA in Arts and Humanities in 2016! Begonia wanted to get involved

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6
Oct

SSDP Welcomes the University of Oregon Chapter

 I am extremely excited to welcome the University of Oregon chapter into the SSDP family! The founding members include Laura Huskey (Math and Computer Science freshman), Misa Smith (Sociology Senior), and Michael Worcester (Political Science Senior, dual-enrolled at Lane Community College). Fun fact – they share the same birthday as Students for Sensible Drug Policy! I met all of them

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6
Oct

SSDP Welcomes the Oregon State University Chapter

Meet Chris Strahan, the founder of Students for Sensible Drug Policy at Oregon State University. He is a sophomore studying Fermentation Science. “I decided to get involved with Students for Sensible Drug Policy because there’s a chance to do something for the actual local community, people in Corvallis who are affected by things like drug abuse. So I thought starting

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28
Sep

One Year Anniversary of the Disappearance of 43 students in Iguala, Mexico

Written by Rachel Wissner and Sarah Merrigan, translated into Spanish by Daniel Garcia This past weekend was the one year anniversary of the disappearance of 43 students in Iguala, Mexico. On September 26th, 2014, 43 students of the Teacher’s College Rural Ayotzinapa Went missing in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. The Ayotzinapa Rural Teacher’s College is part of a network of schools

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16
Sep

Drug Policy Perspectives: Why I Joined SSDP

My name is Oliver Zerrudo, and I am a 5th year undergraduate at the University of California at Berkeley. I wanted to express my reasons for joining SSDP, and the rationales for why I am passionate about the work we are attempting to do. As A Bay Area Native, the impacts of social justice inequalities have always been highlighted to

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15
Sep

September Monthly Mosaic: Privilege and the Drug War

Privilege and the Drug War The Monthly Mosaic is a new resource brought to you by Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s Diversity Awareness, Reflection and Education Committee (DARE). With a name reminiscent of the many different life experiences and viewpoints that intersect in drug policy, the Monthly Mosaic aims to expand your awareness of the variety and intersectionality of issues

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10
Sep

SSDP starts the school year with 24 new chapters

School has been out for the past few months, but SSDPers have been kicking it up into high gear – training and educating others, advocating for sensible drug policy, and building up their chapters. The Outreach team is so excited to welcome these newly established chapters to the SSDP network! International University of the West Indies (Jamaica, April 2015) University of

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31
Aug

SSDP Welcomes a New Chapter at Diablo Valley College

I am incredibly excited to introduce Jacob Bazarov, a full time student studying Computer Science and Psychology at Diablo Valley College, working a full time job as a software engineer. Jacob is undoubtedly one of the most resilient SSDP activists in the network. Jacob first established his SSDP chapter in the fall of 2014, with a following of over 50

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31
Aug

SSDP Welcomes a New Chapter at University of California Berkeley

Meet Lalitha Thirunagari and Oliver Zerrudo, the newest chapter leaders of the SSDP chapter at University of California Berkeley! The founding of the SSDP chapter at University of California Berkeley has an interesting story. Before this school year, Lalitha and Oliver had both been organizing around drug policy issues, in different ways, and with different groups of people.  The two

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5
Aug

SSDP Welcomes the Mount Hood Community College chapter!

Meet Sam Krause, the leader of the first SSDP chapter at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon. Sam decided to start a chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy in Spring of 2015 in order to educate people about Measure 91, a medical cannabis legalization initiative in Oregon. Last year, he organized a panel featuring lawyers, journalists and medical

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9
Jul

SSDP Welcomes Two New Outreach Coordinators!

The SSDP staff is now at eight sensible staff members with the addition of regional Outreach Coordinators, Tyler Williams and Frances Fu. Click here for a snapshot of your new staffers or keep reading below.     Tyler Williams Regional Outreach Coordinator: Heartland, Midwest, Mountain Regions School: University of Connecticut Favorite quote: “The way that Emma Goldman took her coffee: “as

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