Tag: education

24
Jan

Introducing ‘SSDP101: History and Overview of SSDP’

In SSDP101, join SSDP’s Executive Director, Betty Aldworth, as she discusses SSDP’s origins and growth into what it is today: an international grassroots network of students who are concerned about the impact of drug abuse on our communities, but who also know that the War on Drugs is failing our generation and our society. SSDP101 is the first in a

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2
Apr

2014 Northeast Regional Conference was a Success!

On Saturday, March 29th, dozens of SSDP students, supporters, and alumni gathered at West Chester University in Pennsylvania for the 2014 SSDP Northeast Regional Conference! The event was a huge success, with roughly 80 students and experts in drug policy reform joining together for an unforgettable day packed full of drug policy oriented events. Many of the events themselves were

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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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2
Aug

My summer as an SSDP intern in Washington, DC

What a summer it has been interning with SSDP in our DC office.  I’ve had more fun and gained more experience than I could imagine over these two months! Whether it was helping organize the DC Vigil for the Victims of the War on Drugs in front of the White House, or attending Press Conferences with drug policy experts and celebrities, or

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11
Jan

SSDP Internships Available

It’s the beginning of the Spring semester and many students will need to have internships. Why go the usual route of making copies and fetching coffee when you can intern with SSDP and help change drug policy! We have some great opportunities available in both our Washington, D.C. and San Francisco offices. Graphic Design Intern Washington, DC or San Francisco,

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13
Aug

Higher Education Act Supports Drug Abuse

After a full 10 years of contacting representatives, gathering signatures, writing articles, and spreading the outrage, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, along with hundreds of supporting organizations was sure their determined efforts would finally pay off and that Congressional leadership would follow through with their pledge to repeal the counterproductive Aid Elimination Penalty of the Higher Education Act. However, we have yet again been terribly

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