When the AMPLIFY project was launched in 2009, the primary idea behind the program was to create a mutually beneficial relationship with touring bands that support our work to bring sensible reform to our nation’s drug policies. One of the AMPLIFY artists that have best exemplified this relationship over the years is Roots of Creation. Self-described as a Reggae/Rock Dubtronica
Hello again SSDP rock stars! Here is your October installment of our monthly Chapter Leaders Newsletter. It’s packed with information and updates from all over the SSDP network. Please make sure to forward these newsletters along to your chapter members. We want to make sure every SSDP student is in the know and that they get the resources they need!
Festival season is winding down and tour season is gearing right back up! We’re incredibly excited to give you all an update of our work over the past few months as well as the inside scoop to all the big plans in store for the rest of the year and beyond. Well lets get to it then! Summer 2014 News &
Brooke Gilbert of the AMPLIFY Project recently sat down for an interview with their newest partnered artist, The Nadis Warriors. The discussion covered everything from their thoughts on how the war on drugs has failed our society, the importance of mobilizing change within the live music community, their upcoming performance at Cannabis Carnival which brings together music and political activism, plus a look into
This past weekend we kicked off our Summer ’14 festival season with 4 days in the Midwest performing outreach at Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, IL. It was our 5th year being a part of this amazing event and things could not have gone any better! Beautiful weather, a welcoming staff & receptive crowd, incredible music all on top of a vibrant dedicated village of NPO’s all
This summer, SSDP’s AMPLIFY Project is going to Summer Camp Music Festival, and we want you to come with us! Enter our online raffle for a chance to win one of 3, 3-day passes to the festival by donating $5 or more to the AMPLIFY Project today, and sharing our contest post on Facebook with your friends. So, what are you waiting for? Enter to
We’re coming off the heels of our most expansive & intensive year yet and definitely don’t have any plans of slowing down. We could not be happier to share highlights from this past year with you all PLUS announce our Winter/Spring tour dates & new staff additions for 2014! 2013 Achievements & Milestones: Set up at 75+ partnered
Please join us in welcoming our newest official chapter, Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU)! Based in Fort Myers, Florida, the chapter first got started in early July of this year. I worked with chapter founder and President, Jessel Serrano, over the summer and by the time school was back in session, Jessel and his team had hit the ground running. Shortly after
This blog was written by Garrett Llopiz, the Founder & President of the University of North Florida SSDP chapter, and also one of the Florida Regional Organizers for the AMPLIFY Project. “It’s not a war on drugs; it’s a war on personal freedom. Keep that in mind at all times.” Bill Hicks said it the best, and this war on personal
Please welcome our newest official chapter, coming from Jacksonville, Florida, the University of North Florida (UNF)! The initial spark for the UNF chapter was put in place by our AMPLIFY Project, so I’d like to extend a special thanks to them for all of the hard work that they do! I spoke with chapter founder, faculty advisor, and former
This blog was written by Evan Eisenberg, Founder & President of USF SSDP, as well as FL Regional Organizer for the AMPLIFY Project. I have always felt that the AMPLIFY Project is a vital asset to SSDP’s outreach, but recent events and conversations lead me to feel the need to reiterate the importance of the AMPLIFY Project to SSDP members
I am so excited to announce the formation of our newest official chapter, the University of Nebraska Omaha! Led by chapter founder Sarah Merrigan, UNO is in our Mountain Plains region and is currently our only chapter in Nebraska. Here’s to laying the groundwork in a state where we were previously not represented! I spoke with Sarah about her experience with founding the
Brian Gilbert & Brooke Napier, National Outreach Coordinators for the AMPLIFY Project, asked Jason Hann of EOTO & The String Cheese Incident a few questions last week about the recent passage of Amendment 64 and how the music community can encourage youth to get involved in the political process. BG: First off, thank you so much taking the time
Brooke Napier, National Outreach Coordinator for the AMPLIFY Project, asked Jeremy Salken of Big Gigantic a few questions last week about the recent passage of Amendment 64 and how the music community can encourage youth to get involved in the political process. Thank you for taking the time before tonight’s show to talk with me! Amendment 64 in your home
This past weekend, SSDP’s AMPLIFY team travelled to Chillicothe, Illinois to participate in the 12th annual Summer Camp Music Festival where several of our AMPLIFY artists were playing including Lotus, EOTO, Zoogma, Rubblebucket, and Indigo Sun. The AMPLIFY Project got invited back again, for the second year in a row, to participate in the Make A Difference tent. This is a space that
This summer, SSDP’s AMPLIFY Project is going to Summer Camp Music Festival, and we want you to come with us! Enter our online raffle for a chance to win one of 3, 3-day passes to the festival by donating $2 or more to SSDP today, and sharing our contest page on Facebook with your friends. So, what are you waiting for? Enter to win, and
New Year’s Eve 2011 could be the last one before the end of the world, so spend it with Slightly Stoopid in Orlando, FL! Enter the Slightly Stoopid + SSDP contest through our facebook page and you could win two tickets to see the band at Hard Rock Live Orlando this New Year’s Eve! All you have to do is sign up,
AMPLIFY artist Slightly Stoopid wraps up their Seedless Summer tour this weekend. They’ll be in Raleigh, NC tonight at the Raleigh Amphitheatre, Friday in Columbus, OH at the LC Pavilion, and Saturday in Chicago at the Charter One Pavilion. SSDP will be present at the Columbus and Chicago dates, and thanks to our awesome AMPLIFY volunteers, we’ve been popping up on the tour
Name: Melissa Colebank School: College of Charleston Position: Chapter President 2011-2012 Studying: Communication, Corporate and Organizational Concentration/American Studies minor SSDP: When did you first get involved with SSDP? MELISSA: I became involved with SSDP when Kat Humphries (former President and chapter founder) attended the International SSDP Conference in San Francisco in 2010 and wanted to start the chapter at CofC.
SSDP is incredibly excited to announce our AMPLIFY Your Activism Contest! We’ve teamed up with our friends and supporters Slightly Stoopid and put together a killer prize that includes 2 VIP tickets to a Slightly Stoopid show of your choice* and lots of other awesome swag like a poster signed by the band members, SSDP t-shirts and a $100 gift card for Seedless
When Trevor Hosterman from West Chester SSDP volunteered to table the April 17th Easy Star All Stars/Cas Haley show at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, PA, he had no idea he’d end up on stage with the band. ESAS and Cas Haley are both in the AMPLIFY project family of artists, but not until now has an artist given our chapters
We’re proud to welcome new officially established SSDP chapters at Louisiana State University – Shreveport, University of Houston – Clear Lake, and University of Pittsburgh this week! Read more about each new group and the student leaders who founded them. Louisiana State University – Shreveport Shreveport, LA – Southern Region The LSUS Student News covered the newly created chapter, watch an excerpt of the video
SSDP’s AMPLIFY Project is proud to announce Cas Haley as our newest addition to the AMPLIFY artist family! We’re excited to add an artist that has proved determination, hard work, and good vibes can take you a long way (not to mention incredible talent!). Head over to his facebook page and show him some love! Cas’ story is pretty cool: His crystalline
Hey everybody, A new year is upon us and hopefully all your chapters are starting to rock. With the new year comes lots of awesome opportunities to help spread the word about SSDP, and one of those ways is the AMPLIFY Project! In case you’re unfamiliar, AMPLIFY is a project between SSDP and a select group of nationally touring bands.