Tag: DARE

16
Nov

November 2015 Monthly Mosaic: Transgender Awareness and the Drug War

Transgender Awareness and the Drug War On June 28, 1969, the Stonewall Riots marked the beginning of the modern LGBTQ movement. Forty-six years later, to the month,  the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, a historic victory that has opened up the way for further reforms. Just as marijuana legalization can be considered the “face” of the drug policy reform

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15
Sep

September Monthly Mosaic: Privilege and the Drug War

Privilege and the Drug War The Monthly Mosaic is a new resource brought to you by Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s Diversity Awareness, Reflection and Education Committee (DARE). With a name reminiscent of the many different life experiences and viewpoints that intersect in drug policy, the Monthly Mosaic aims to expand your awareness of the variety and intersectionality of issues

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12
Nov

Alumni Profile: Kaylee Burton, University of Oklahoma 2008-2010

A product of the early D.A.R.E. generation, I started college uninformed of drugs and drug policy. I was conditioned to believe that illegal substances would kill me and that drug prohibition didn’t cause more harm than the drugs themselves. Not long after starting college however, I started to question my beliefs and assumptions. I started to question what I had

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16
Nov

Truth or D.A.R.E.?

I recently read several reports that the D.A.R.E. program would be “dropping marijuana” from their curriculum. These started to surface on election day last week, and with the passage of Amendment 64 and I-502 the rumors continued to spread. At first, after hearing this, I was somewhat excited, but then I stopped to think about it for a second. Why

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24
Jul

They're back! Get your DARE parody t-shirts today

We apologize for the lack of large sizes. We will make sure to get a bunch of XXL’s on our next order, so we should have them in a few months. You asked, and we listened… Our members loved our old DARE parody t-shirts, so much that we sold out last year! But yesterday, we got new versions of this

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15
Aug

DARE Conference Wrap Up

Update: The UStream broadcast mentioned below has been canceled. It will be rescheduled. Friends, I’d like to let you know that I’m alive and well — albeit intellectually exhausted — following my attendance at the DARE conference this week. I have video clips and insights to share, but I’ll save those for my UStream broadcast next week. I hope you

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12
Aug

Live Blogging from DARE Conference

I’m sitting in a session that’s about parents who provide alcohol to teenagers in controlled settings and how “irresponsible” those parents are. The instructor just gave a speech about harm reduction actually being “harm promotion” and made an analogy about parents teaching their kids how to “shoplift responsibly.” Riiiight. Perfect analogy. Because every high school student shoplifts the night of

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12
Aug

D.A.R.E Conference: Day One

Today was a bit of a bust. There were only two training sessions, followed by a parade of all the “pimped out” D.A.R.E. vehicles seized via asset forfeiture laws, a motorcycle stunt show, and an opening reception with mariachi music and fajitas. (Okay, so it was kind of fun.) I did get a lot of great video footage today, but

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