Tag: DARE

20
Dec

Announcing the 2019 SSDP DARE scholarship

In an ongoing effort to ensure that a diverse group of individuals and viewpoints are represented at our upcoming #SSDP2019 global conference, Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s Diversity Awareness Reflection and Education (SSDP-DARE) Committee is once again offering scholarships to help defray the cost of attending the conference. Are you interested in applying for a SSDP-DARE Diversity Scholarship to Attend #SSDP2019? Fill out this form here. The

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19
Nov

Announcing the 2019 DARE Scholarship Fund

Founded in 2011, the Diversity Awareness Reflection and Education (DARE) committee works to elevate the voices of those from marginalized and/or directly impacted communities and strives to center these perspectives in our work to end the War on Drugs. Every year, SSDP DARE awards scholarships to people from marginalized and/or directly impacted communities to attend the annual SSDP conference. Our

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7
May

Abilities, Disabilities, and the War on Drugs

April 2018 Contributions The SSDP Mosaic is edited by Elise Szabo and Kat Murti. This issue features contributions by Alex Akin, Leslie Templeton, Luis Montoya, and Jake Agliata. Take Action Do an SSDP Dare and add your points on the SSDP Chapter Activity Tracker. Share The SSDP Mosaic on Facebook or Twitter using #SSDPMosaic (10 points) Evaluate the  organizing space(s)

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24
Oct

Examining Privilege and Understanding Intersectionality

  September/October Monthly Mosaic CONTRIBUTIONS Each Monthly Mosaic is edited by Elise Szabo and Kat Murti. This issue also features contributions by Alex Akin, Robert Hofmann, Arturo Lua Castillo, and Dr. Vilmarie Fraguada Narloch. TAKE ACTION Do an SSDP DARE and add your points on the SSDP Chapter Activity Tracker! Share this Monthly Mosaic on Facebook or Twitter using #MonthlyMosaic.

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29
Aug

August Monthly Mosaic: Prescription Opioids & the War on Drugs

TAKE ACTION Do an SSDP DARE and add your points on the SSDP Chapter Activity Tracker! Share this Monthly Mosaic on Facebook or Twitter using #MonthlyMosaic. (10 points) Submit a story/testimonial HERE for International Overdose Awareness Day 2017 — this can be anonymous (10 points) Write a paragraph in response to the Monthly Mosaic, and email it to Elise to

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22
Mar

March 2017 Monthly Mosaic: Diversity Awareness Reflection & Education at #SSDP2017

A hearty welcome to SSDP2017 from SSDP’s Diversity, Awareness, Reflection, & Education (SSDP-DARE) committee! Because the consequences of drug prohibition are far-reaching in their impact on different communities across the globe, exposing oneself to new perspectives is crucial to understanding  the totality of the drug war. We hope that you’ll seize the opportunity presented by SSDP2017 to make lasting connections

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27
Feb

February 2017 Monthly Mosaic: Love and Drugs- Social Alienation and Problematic Drug Use

In the 1980s, the Partnership for a Drug-Free America released a television advertisement showing a rat, alone, in a cage. The rat had been given two water bottles: one with plain water, and one laced with cocaine. “Only one drug is so addictive, nine out of ten laboratory rats will use it. And use it. And use it. Until dead.

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31
Jan

SSDP Condemns Trump’s Executive Order on Immigrants and Refugees

Last Friday’s decision by President Trump to halt all immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries has been met with fervent opposition by U.S. civil society. Notable were the thousands of people who protested at airports, the hundreds of lawyers volunteering their time to help immigrants being detained, and a 15,000 person march in Washington, DC. As a global organization dedicated to

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5
Jan

No matter where you lie on the political spectrum, don’t give up on SSDP

Recently, members of SSDP, from students to alumni to staff, have felt frustrated, attacked, and unsafe within the network that we have always called family. We are fighting due to differences in our political beliefs, differences in the ways that we communicate, and differences in the role that we believe identity politics should play in the drug policy reform movement.

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30
Dec

Inclusion and Diversity Matters

This post is the fourth and final in a series of blog posts written by the SSDP Career Services Diversity and Inclusion Intern, Jan Farias, for the Fall 2016 semester. The purpose of this internship was to analyze the SSDP Career Services Program and identify concrete ways that our organization can better serve marginalized communities.  Even though the individuals that make up

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