Tag: Events

11
Sep

SSDP Report Card for August 2019

The SSDP Report Card for August is out!  Read on for the latest in chapter news, see where our newest chapters have been founded, check out a growing list of events we’re proud to partner on, and — new this month! — find ways the discount code “SSDP” can get you great savings on conference tickets and products. Thank you

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8
Jan

SSDP Report Card – December 2018

2018 was an incredible year for Students for Sensible Drug Policy, as you’ve seen in our annual report, read about in our annual top 10 list, and even heard in the news. We’re grateful for our 5,000+student members who are investing time in keeping their communities safe. We’re proud of the alumni who are carrying their SSDP values into their

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18
Aug

SSDP’s Event Participation Guidelines

Students for Sensible Drug Policy recognizes that ending the War on Drugs rests on building an inclusive community dedicated to consciously addressing the disparate impacts of the War on Drugs and the ways in which its policies have marginalized specific, targeted people and communities, most particularly people and communities of color. We are committed to working with allies across ethnic,

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16
Dec

SSDP2017 registration now open!

Early bird registration is now open for the biggest SSDP event of 2017!  SSDP2017 will bring more than 400 student members, alumni, and supporters to Portland, Oregon on March 24-26, 2017 for our annual gathering featuring: Educational programming. The core conference program will include prominent keynote speakers and panels addressing the hottest topics in policy, harm reduction, leadership, organizing, and

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16
Aug

Save the Date: 2016 SSDP Regional Conferences

We’ve just announced our 2016 Regional Conference dates and locations! Regional conferences are a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with SSDPers from your region. While typically not as large the national conferences, the regional nature of the events allow students to focus more on local and state issues. In chronological order: Northeast Region (October 1) Northeastern University – Boston,

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11
Jun

How To Participate in the 2015 Support. Don’t Punish. Global Day of Action

What Is Support. Don’t Punish? Support. Don’t Punish. is a global advocacy campaign to raise awareness of the harms being caused by the war on drugs. The campaign aims to promote drug policies that respect human rights and protect public health, to change laws and policies that impede access to harm reduction interventions and other evidence-based services, and to end

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5
Sep

2013 Annual Report

We’re so excited to release our 2013 Students for Sensible Drug Policy Annual Report! (If you have trouble viewing the PDF, please try the Issuu document viewer below.) This 20 page document outlines SSDP’s accomplishments, online presence, media clips, student testimonials, events, financial information, and more about our activities from July 2012 – July 2013. To receive a hard copy of

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7
Feb

3 Drug Policy Activism Boot Camps this spring

These events serve to unite the SSDP chapter network for a day of training, workshops, discussion, networking, and expert presentations aimed to help us refine our skills as advocates for ending the destructive war on drugs.  Interactive sessions and workshops will be led by Aaron Houston, Stacia Cosner, Drew Stromberg, and Devon Tackels of the SSDP national staff. The staff will guide participants through activities

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9
Jan

Start The Spring Semester With a Bang!

It’s January, and for most of our students that means it’s time to start the Spring semester. Like many other SSDPers, you might be asking yourself how you can start off the new year with a bang. So, I thought I would share some exciting event ideas that you can host to attract new members to your chapter, while also

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24
Sep

Our Annual Report

We’re so excited to release the 2012 Students for Sensible Drug Policy Annual Report! (If you have trouble viewing the PDF, please try the Issuu document viewer below.) This 20 page document outlines SSDP’s accomplishments, online presence, media clips, student testimonials, events, financial information, and more about our activities from June 2011-June 2012. To receive a hard copy of SSDP’s

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12
Jan

Organizing Tip of the Week

As a student organization, having funding makes a tremendous difference in the ability to organize successfully and accomplish your goals. You can use money to buy materials, host speakers, hold events on campus, or travel to SSDP’s 13th Annual National Conference in Denver this March. If your chapter is recognized by your school, you likely have the opportunity to apply for university

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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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15
Apr

SSDP Tip of the Week: Visibility

We’re starting a new series of blog posts aimed at helping you run successful chapters that engage in campaigns, constantly recruit new members, and become the most active and exciting groups on campus. To start things off, here’s a lesson on visibility. It might seem like a no-brainer, but if you’re not promoting your chapter’s meetings, events or campaigns, then how

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31
Mar

Chapter Leader of the Week: Brandon Levey

Brandon Levey Junior at the University of Maryland, College Park Co-President with Zach Brown at UMD SSDP (longest active chapter in SSDP history, and still going strong!) SSDP: When did you 1st get involved with SSDP? LEVEY: I first got active in SSDP at the end of my first semester in college, in the spring semester of 2009. I looked through

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7
Feb

Stefan Reed, Chapter Leader of the Week

Basics: Name: Stefan Reed School: Northern Virginia Community College Studying: Art Education with a minor in Non-profit Management SSDP NOVA, Chapter President SSDP: When did you 1st get involved with SSDP? Stefan: Fall ’09 after seeing a flyer on a TV at school. SSDP: What has been your favorite SSDP experience ? Stefan: Going to my first SSDP National Conference

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24
Jan

Rob Pfountz, Chapter Leader of the Week

Basics: Robert Pfountz SSDP State Coordinator for Arkansas Former President, University of Arkansas SSDP Major: Political Science Minor: Economics SSDP: When did you 1st get involved with SSDP? Rob: The first SSDP event that I attended was to see Norm Stamper of LEAP speak on-campus at the University of Arkansas in 2008. I had always supported marijuana policy reform, but this event was

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21
Dec

Nicholas Davies, Chapter Leader of the Week

Name: Nicholas Davies Chapter: Front Range Community College Location: Longmont, Colorado  When did you first get involved with SSDP and why do you like being part of the organization?  I was first introduced to SSDP during my second year in Student Government when I was fortunate enough to meet a fellow by the name of Christopher Pezza. After a few

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27
Nov

Chapter Leader of the Week: Katharine Celentano

Katharine: A few years ago, when I wasn’t even a student! I was taking time off from school for health reasons. I’d been interested in mental health advocacy since about 6th grade, but my experiences with some self-identifying addicts inspired my interest in drug policy reform more specifically. As stigmatized as I felt for my own struggles, I realized my

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