Stacia Wallis

14
Aug

Farewell from Stacia

Today is my last day working for Students for Sensible Drug Policy after being hired right out of college 11 years ago. It’s hard for me to put into words how much this organization means to me, but I’m going to give it a shot. Even on the most difficult days (of which there were many), I still woke up

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24
Apr

Fight the drug war from home next weekend

One week from today, Students for Sensible Drug Policy will be gathering virtually for 24 sessions, keynotes and plenaries that will provide cutting edge educational content that will sharpen our skills as activists fighting the failed drug war. You won’t want to miss our biggest event of the year and an incredible opportunity for virtual connection with fellow advocates and
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7
Apr

SSDP Report Card for March 2020

Note from the team As we continue preparation for #Sensible2020: The Virtual Drug Policy Conference, your SSDP team has been hard at work connecting members to the concerns emerging from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and economic uncertainties. SSDP members have been joining in virtual actions to release people who are imprisoned, working with our allies in communities to protect and
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27
Mar

Tune into the SSDP Awards Ceremony and Congress results tomorrow

If not for the global COVID-19 pandemic, we would be in Baltimore right now for #Sensible2020: The Young People's Drug Policy Conference. While we're saddened to not be able to convene in person, we're excited to invite you all to a few opportunities for virtual engagement today and tomorrow, we hope you'll join us!  Each year at our conference, Students
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13
Mar

SSDP Report Card for February 2020

Note from the team This month, we had expected to be sharing exciting developments about our upcoming conference, #Sensible2020. We’re still working hard to make sure we’re providing our dedicated members with a platform for sharing, learning, and networking, even though we won’t be able to gather in-person. Soon, we’ll be posting information about #Sensible2020: the Virtual SSDP Conference &
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11
Feb

SSDP Report Card for January 2020

Note from the team It’s hard to believe that #Sensible2020 + Lobby Day, our international conference, will kick off in seven weeks and four days! And eight weeks from today, we’ll be following up from dozens of meetings on Capitol Hill after our Lobby Day, when 100 or more chapter and alumni members, alongside allies, will have carried our message
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7
Jan

SSDP Report Card for December

Note from the team For many, December is a quiet month, but if you follow us on social media, you already know that we have been as busy as ever. You can read all about what we were up to -- things like creating tools to make advocating for drug policy at the United Nations more accessible and launching the
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31
Dec

Vote for your favorite #Sensible2020 conference sessions this week

Here at Students for Sensible Drug Policy, we take our role as a grassroots organization seriously. That means involving you in our programmatic decisions. Right now, we’re in the process of developing sessions, speakers, and other content for #Sensible2020: The Young People's Drug Policy Conference + Lobby Day, our annual global conference taking place in Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC
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20
Dec

Tell us what you want to see at #Sensible2020 before Friday

We're serious about Students for Sensible Drug Policy's member-run nature. We want #Sensible2020: The Young People's Drug Policy Conference and Lobby Day speakers and sessions to reflect the amazing things SSDPers are working on and meet your needs as an organizer and activist. For the fifth year in a row, we're calling on you to propose session ideas and vote
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19
Dec

Start making plans to attend #Sensible2020

It's the time of year to start making plans for #Sensible2020: The Young People's Drug Policy Conference and Lobby Day and early bird registration is now open!  We know that attending conferences can be expensive, so we want to make sure you know about the many ways you can make it more affordable.  SPEND YOUR CAT POINTS Current SSDP chapter
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10
Dec

SSDP Report Card for November

Note from the team The SSDP Report Card for November is out! Read on for the latest in chapter news (it sure was a busy month for SSDPers!), see where our newest chapters have been founded, check out a growing list of events we’re proud to partner on, and so much more. Since it’s December, we know you’re hearing from

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26
Nov

Register today for #Sensible2020: The Young People’s Drug Policy Conference

Great news! Early bird registration is now open for the biggest Students for Sensible Drug Policy event of the year, and for the first 24 hours only, we’ll be covering Eventbrite processing fees, saving you $15-30!  #Sensible2020, the drug policy reform conference by and for young drug policy reformers, will bring nearly 400 chapter members, alumni, and allies to Baltimore,

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15
Nov

SSDP Report Card for October 2019

The Students for Sensible Drug Policy Report Card for October is out! Read on for the latest in SSDP news, see where our newest chapters have been founded, check out a growing list of events we’re proud to partner on, learn about opportunities to take action, and more. Thank you for staying in touch and for staying committed to our

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7
Oct

SSDP Report Card for September 2019

The SSDP Report Card for September is out!  Read on for the latest in chapter news, see where our newest chapters have been founded, check out a growing list of events we’re proud to partner on, and — new this month! — a monthly roundup of Just Say Know drug education news and activities. Thank you for staying in touch

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3
Oct

Are you coming to Reform Conference?

The International Drug Policy Reform Conference, hosted by Drug Policy Alliance, will be held in St. Louis from November 6th-9th, 2019. Reform Conference brings together more than 1,500 people who believe that the War on Drugs is a fundamental threat to freedom and human rights. You will be among a broad range of drug policy stakeholders – academics, health care

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11
Sep

SSDP Report Card for August 2019

The SSDP Report Card for August is out!  Read on for the latest in chapter news, see where our newest chapters have been founded, check out a growing list of events we’re proud to partner on, and — new this month! — find ways the discount code “SSDP” can get you great savings on conference tickets and products. Thank you

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12
Aug

July 2019 SSDP Report Card

Note from staff  The Students for Sensible Drug Policy report card is back! After a hiatus, we’re excited to share the July SSDP report card. The Report Card is where you can learn about what chapters are up to, see where we’ve been featured in the news, learn about the newest SSDP activists and chapters, upcoming events, recommended reading, and

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20
Jun

An inside look at SSDP’s strategy and goals

Have you ever wondered how Students for Sensible Drug Policy decides exactly what we’re going to do to end the War on Drugs? Each year, SSDP convenes our annual Strategy Summit where our board, staff, and selected students and alumni come together to review our progress over the last year, set goals for the upcoming year, and discuss other high-level

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24
Apr

We’re hiring!

Have you ever wanted to work for Students for Sensible Drug Policy? We’re hiring for two positions, and this could be your chance to land your dream job! Working for SSDP is an opportunity to serve our network of students who are leading the charge to end the disastrous War on Drugs and heal the harms of drug prohibition. SSDP

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12
Apr

#SSDP2019 Recap + #SSDP2020 in Baltimore

Recently, more than 350 Students for Sensible Drug Policy students, alumni, and supporters gathered in Chicago, IL for #SSDP2019. #SSDP2019 was so much more than just a conference: it was an inter-generational family gathering and a forum where we addressed some of the toughest challenges in drug policy right now. And, in the course of a suspected missing person incident which

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6
Mar

Announcing this year’s SSDP award nominees

At SSDP2019, we will recognize outstanding achievements of the SSDP network during the awards ceremony. We’re proud to announce the nominees for each award below. The awards ceremony is open to all registered attendees, so register today to join us. Congratulations and thanks for your hard work! Change Beyond Campus Justine Balane ‘18 EPSD Mexico Ferris State University SSDP Israel

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21
Feb

A sneak peek at SSDP2019 conference sessions

Our network has been working hard to develop the 28 breakout sessions that will take place at SSDP2019: The Global Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference in Chicago next month. Whether you’re interested in becoming a psychedelic-assisted therapist, workshopping your campaign plan, hearing what’s up with drug policy at the United Nations, or learning about drug checking and how to

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4
Feb

Book your SSDP2019 conference travel this week

Now that you’re psyched about our keynote speakers, and plenaries, the next step is to make plans to get yourself to SSDP2019: The Global Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference! The cheapest flights are typically available 7-8 weeks in advance of your travel date. If you’re traveling by air to the conference, that means this week is the best time

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30
Jan

SSDP2019 plenaries and early bird discount deadline

Last week, we told you about our amazing keynote speakers, Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Steven Hawkins, JD, and Antwan Jefferson, Ph.D., and today we’re excited to announce the plenary sessions at our biggest event of the year, SSDP2019: The Global Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference: Beyond Drug Decriminalization: Local badasses transforming justice Highlighting local prison abolition and justice reform activists,

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21
Jan

Announcing SSDP2019 keynote speakers

The keynote speakers for our biggest event of the year, SSDP2019: The Global Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference, will center our conference experience in the most profound questions facing our members and movement:   Rick Doblin, Ph.D, Executive Director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, will share his insider perspective on progress being made in the realm of

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