2011 Midwest Regional Conference

2011 Midwest Regional Conference

SSDP Midwest Conference 2011

Our chapter at Roosevelt University will be hosting this year’s Midwest Regional Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference and would like to invite you to join us December 2-3, 2011 in Chicago, IL for a weekend of networking, training workshops, and expert presentations to help us refine our skills as advocates to end the war on drugs.

This conference will be bringing together SSDP chapter members, alumni, supporters and drug policy reform experts from several states in the Midwest Region. Students, alumni, and non-students are welcome to attend, feel free to forward this invite to any interested friends or colleagues. More details and updates will be posted on the Facebook event page.

We’ve reserved a block of hotel rooms for out of towners to utilize, please fill out this short form if your chapter is interested in taking advantage of this lodging opportunity and I will be in touch with you soon. If you’d like to make your own hotel arrangements:

Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago 

Address: 65 East Harrison St.

Chicago, IL 60605

Phone: 312-427-8000

Map/Directions: http://www.travelodgechicago.com/contact-us/mapsdirections/

Making Reservations:

-Call with a credit card and mention you’re with SSDP for the special discount.

-All conference Reservations need to be made no later than November 28, 2011

Panels and Speakers Include:

“The Collateral Consequences of the War on Drugs”

Todd Belcore-Shriver – National Center of Poverty Law

Beth Johnson-Cabrini – Green Legal Aid

Anthony Lowery – The Safer Foundation

“Marijuana in the Mid West Context”

Walter Boyd: Protestants for the Common Good Student Perspective

“The Importance of 911 Amnesty”

Ramon Gardenhire:AIDS Foundation.

Clay Wallace:Roosevelt University, The Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy.

“Harm Reduction: a Necessity” 

Melissa Janiszewski: AIDS Foundation

Valery Shuman: Mid West Harm Reduction Institute: Heartland Alliance

“Schools Vs. Prisons”

Professor Stephanie Farmer: Roosevelt University

“The War on Drugs, and Growing Racial Disparities”

Mick Dumke: Chicago Reader

Laura Brooks: Target Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC)

“A Better Way of Life: The Portugal Model”

Helen Redmond

“SSDP 101”

Devon Tackels: SSDP Regional Outreach Coordinator, Midwest and West Coast Regions

Please register here today.

See you in Chicago!



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