Illinois January 2020 Mini-Conference

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Written by Rob Hofmann ’16, Evan Hazlett ’17, and Amy Hildebrand ’15

On January 11th, 2020, DePaul University’s SSDP chapter will be hosting a mini-conference for our Illinois SSDP chapters on DePaul’s campus in Lincoln Park, Chicago. The event will feature many different conversations about how to become involved with SSDP chapters across our global network, and will be highlighting opportunities for our Illinois members to join regional and state-wide coalitions for a variety of criminal justice and drug policy reform advocacy happening in 2020. A community dinner will take place following the event at a location near campus, with 20% of sales benefiting SSDP Global!

The location of the event is: Levan Center 100, 2322 N Kenmore Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Schedule for the day:

9:30-10:00 am Light Breakfast (Provided and Vegan/GF)

10:00-10:20 am Welcome and SSDP Introduction/Refresher

10:20-11:00 am Icebreaker and Chapter Introductions

11:00-12:00 pm Session One/How to shape your SSDP Experience

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch Break

1:00-1:30 pm Team Building

1:30-2:00 pm Conference Funding Workshop

2:00-3:00 pm Session Two/What’s happening in Psychedelics?

3:00-3:30 pm Mid Day Break

3:30-4:30 pm Session Three/Collaboration through Campaigns and Coalitions

4:30-5:00 pm Closing remarks

5:00-8:00 pm Dinner Fundraiser at Blaze Pizza

Please keep your RSVP accurate as we would like to prepare for the number of attendees we are expecting. We encourage all Illinois SSDPers to attend. To RSVP for the event, or if you have questions or need help with lodging, please send an email to Illinois’ Movement Building Fellow, Rob, at