2
Jun

Join SSDPers next week for our Virtual Lobby Day

On June 11, Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapter members, alumni, and staff will be gathering together (remotely!) for SSDP’s first Virtual Federal Lobby Day to press the United States Congress for action on two critical issues:  Addressing policing and police accountability. We’re working in coalition with our allies to promote a comprehensive Federal response to police brutality. Congress must
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1
Jun

Today is your last chance to join the Alumni Association and be entered to win prizes

Today is the last day to join the Students for Sensible Drug Policy Alumni Association and be entered to win $50 Visa gift card or free conference registration! The support the Alumni Association generates helps SSDP sustain day-to-day operations and provide resources to chapter members and leaders. Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity to remain a life-long supporter of
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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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26
May

It’s #SSDPAlumniWeek 2020!

The Spring semester has ended and many Students for Sensible Drug Policy student members have graduated and are moving on to the next chapter of their lives. Being a member of an SSDP chapter is a defining part of many students’ college experiences; but being an SSDPer doesn’t stop there! The SSDP Alumni Association provides a framework for our members
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22
May

Our U.S. Campus Policy Gradebook has been updated!

Written by Rob Hofmann ‘16, U.S. Movement Building Fellow Our public-facing U.S. Campus Policy Gradebook document has been updated to include submissions through May 2020! As you may have noticed, we also changed the title of the document from the Campus Policy Gradebook to the U.S. Campus Policy Gradebook, since the positive and negative aspects highlighted in the Gradebook are

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20
May

Harm Reduction & Drug Prevention: Civil Society’s Search For Common Ground

Author: Jacob Chagnon ’17 One of the most valuable aspects of attending the annual Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) is the opportunity to collaborate with other civil-society groups. This work extends beyond attending the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)-sponsored programming–the plenary, the side events–and beyond our network of youth-focused civil society, Paradigma. While many Non Governmental Organisations

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19
May

We’re seeking our next Development Director!

After 5.5 years at Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Development Director Lauren Padgett ‘13 has brought her talents to a new role at another organization, and we’re looking to pass the torch to a talented fundraiser who is passionate about ending the War on Drugs. While this time is presenting new and unforeseen challenges for philanthropy, it’s as important as
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12
May

SSDP Mosaic May 2020: Supporting People Who Use Drugs through COVID-19

Note from the Intersectionality Committee Welcome back to the SSDP Mosaic! A publication launched by the Intersectionality Committee in 2015, the SSDP Mosaics are a resource to the SSDP community providing information on issues that intersect with the War on Drugs. The Mosaic took a hiatus in 2018 but we’re thrilled to bring them back again, now publishing an issue
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12
May

SSDP Report Card for April 2020

Note from the team As April drew to a close, SSDP members and supporters came together to create #Sensible2020: The Virtual Drug Policy Conference. Drug policy reformers, advocates, direct service providers, and people who use drugs came together to exchange learning and strategies for sustaining and fortifying our work through the coronavirus crisis. In the Q&A, on social media, and
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11
May

3 Ways You Can Help Our Global Network

We just had our most accessible and diverse conference to date, and we hope you all really enjoyed it! We want to make sure we can make SSDP as accessible as possible for our members across the globe all year round. If you want to see some of the incredible achievements by the Global Program this year, take a look

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6
May

Just Say Know Drug Education Roundup – April 2020

Welcome to the Just Say Know monthly roundup! Here we will be sharing the latest in drug education and harm reduction each month. Our Virtual Conference was a success! We will be sharing session videos soon, and in the meantime, join us in our new Slack Channel, which we revived during the conference. Included there is a Just Say Know
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1
May

Today is the first day of #Sensible2020: The Virtual Drug Policy Conference

Today is the first day of #Sensible2020: The Virtual Drug Policy Conference! You’re just a click away from the most exciting conference content delivered by 75 fellow SSDPers, alumni, community members, and movement experts from around the globe. You’ll hear about the intersections of cannabis medicine, public health, and social equity from keynote speaker Dr. Rachel Knox and about tools
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29
Apr

When are your favorite #Sensible2020 sessions scheduled?

This weekend, hundreds of drug policy reformers across the globe will unite (virtually) to envision a more sensible future for all. Will you be one of them? #Sensible2020: The Virtual Drug Policy Conference makes activism as easy as clicking a link and Students for Sensible Drug Policy invites you to be a part of the movement by getting online and
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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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21
Apr

Announcing the #Sensible2020 Virtual Conference Program

In just ten days, #Sensible2020: The Virtual Drug Policy Conference will bring together Students for Sensible Drug Policy members, alumni, allies, community members, movement leaders, and many more for three days of cutting edge educational content, training, and skills-building. Being available to anyone with an internet connection and with tickets starting at $25 or 25 CAT points, this event will
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18
Apr

SSDP stands in solidarity with the youth-led climate movement for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day

Written by Erica Darragh ‘14, SSDP Board of Directors Chair and Sunrise Movement distributed organizer. 2020 is a turning point in US history, and not just because of the election or the pandemic. This year is the 50th anniversary of both Earth Day and the Controlled Substances Act, tandem moments in US political development that have now come full circle.

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15
Apr

SSDP Psychedelic Pipeline Newsletter – Issue 1

Welcome to the SSDP Psychedelic Pipeline Newsletter. Periodically, we will be sharing updates with our Psychedelic Pipeline members about current events, career development opportunities, and more. We are sharing our first issue with our entire global network, so you can see what we've been up to! Connecting when physically disconnected During this uncertain time, many of us are finding ways
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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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6
Apr

Just Say Know Drug Education Roundup – March 2020

Lastly, we’ve compiled a list of SSDP-related activities you can complete if you are self-isolating during COVID-19. Interested in learning more about how SSDP approaches drug education? Check out our Just Say Know Peer Education program, and contact vilmarie@ssdp.org with questions.

3
Apr

Are you ready for #Sensible2020: The Virtual Drug Policy Conference?

Join us for the first-ever virtual drug policy conference on Friday, May 1st through Sunday, May 3rd! Registration for #Sensible2020: The Virtual Drug Policy Conference is open. For the first time ever, we will be holding our annual conference online. We are so excited to be able to convene during unprecedented and difficult times and to also have the conference

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3
Apr

Introducing SSDP’s Oswego and Onondaga County Ambassador

Post by Taylor Masterson ‘20, Oswego and Onondaga County SSDP Ambassador How did you hear about SSDP? I heard about SSDP after reaching out on a festival’s social media account regarding an accidental overdose that occurred during an event I attended in December of 2019. It appalled me that this festival and its promoters knew that drug use would occur

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30
Mar

Support. Don’t Punish Applications Open: Deadline April 17th

If you would like to support the activities of the Global Program, consider donating to the International Activities Fund.   We’re coming up on that brilliant time of year, when SSDPers across the world join together to celebrate IDPC’s Support. Don’t Punish international day of action. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage in a network wide campaign, where events

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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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21
Mar

10 SSDP Things You Can Do While Self-Isolating

Written by Róisín Downes ’15, SSDP’s Global Program Coordinator We hope you are doing well and are feeling okay during this stressful time. The COVID-19 pandemic is taking its toll on everyone. Check out this blog post for advice about staying safe as people who use drugs (PWUD) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, please familiarize yourself with the World Health

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20
Mar

Important Information About Next Week’s Virtual SSDP Congress

As you've probably already heard, #Sensible2020 has moved to a virtual conference which means the annual SSDP Congress will also be held virtually. While the #Sensible2020 Virtual Conference will be held in May, we felt it important to conduct Congress (roughly) as scheduled and announce election results and present awards on their previously planned date of Saturday, March 28.  Students
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