Students from SSDP’s Florida chapters convened at the beautiful campus of Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) on October 21st and 22nd for the 2016 SSDP Florida State Conference. The conference began Saturday morning with SSDP Executive Director Betty Aldworth giving the opening keynote address. Betty spoke about a variety of topics based on the requests she received from students prior
Written by Florida Campus Coordinator Colin Fitzgibbon After about a year of inactivity, the Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapter at the University of Miami is back with a vengeance. SSDP Florida Campus Coordinator Colin Fitzgibbon, an alumnus of the university who still lives in the area, restarted the chapter from scratch by visiting campus and seeking out new recruits.
SSDP students have been hard at work all across the sunshine state, working to change impractical policies on state and campus levels. Here are some updates of what our Florida chapters have been up to: LEGISLATIVE HIGHLIGHTS 911 Good Samaritan Act of Florida (SB 278) Florida’s 911 Good Samaritan Act is designed to save lives; when someone in America overdoses, a
The first ever Florida regional conference began on the evening of February 4th with an informal bonfire meet and greet and an anti-oppression training workshop led by our Florida State Policy Correspondent Sabrina Koramblyum. Sunday opened with an incredibly inspiring speech by Greg Newburn, Florida Policy Director of Families Against Mandatory Minimums. Mr. Newburn described his recent work in Florida on
Name: Alfred Kilzi School: University of Miami (Class of 2013) Title: Chapter President and Founder Studying: Psychology Major with Minors in Marketing and Arabic Studies SSDP: When did you 1st get involved with SSDP? ALFRED: I had an epiphany one day when talking to a former staff member that worked in the same academic department as I did for my Work Study part