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1
Oct

Here’s to 18 years of sensible reform

This weekend, SSDP celebrates our 18th birthday! When our few dozen founders first connected with each other from six campuses on the early internet, they rallied because they understood that the drug war provided a foundation for a vast and tentacled set of social harms. They set out to undo the pieces of that system, from denial of student loans and grants to the

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20
Oct

Recapping Model UN at the 2017 Reform Conference

During last week’s Reform conference, SSDP hosted a Model UN that allowed students to gain a little insight into how drug policy works at the international level. Participants picked a country, researched their stances on drug policy, and drafted recommendations that were debated over the course of two sessions on consecutive days. The overall goal of the session was to

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19
Oct

Watch SSDP Israel’s First Live Webinar on Sunday

On Sunday, 22 October, SSDP Israel will be hosting the first in what they hope will be many informational webinars on drug policy in Israel. The webinar will be broadcast at 9:00pm Israel time (GMT +3) via Facebook Live on the Halalit TV Facebook Page. The webinar will be an opportunity to learn about the past, present, and future of drug policy

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11
Oct

SSDP Welcomes the Indiana University Chapter

I’m excited to share that an SSDP chapter at Indiana University has just been established. I’ve been working with Chapter Leader Eliza Goehl for a few months to get them set up, and she’s got some exciting ideas for SSDP at IU. Check it out! How did you hear about SSDP? I found SSDP through the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic

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10
Oct

Introducing the Rutgers University SSDP Chapter

I’m thrilled to introduce our newest SSDP chapter in the Mid-Atlantic region: Rutgers University! Chapter leader Eitan Scher started making plans over the summer to get a chapter going, and one month in has already established a solid core group that is meeting regularly. I spoke with Eitan about his progress so far and his vision for the future of

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6
Oct

Help our SSDP Family in Mexico Get a New Office

Español al final de la página Two weeks ago, Central Mexico was hit by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake that caused a large amount of damage in the states of Puebla and Morelos as well as the Greater Mexico City area. The disaster caused the deaths of 361 people and injured 6,000 others. In addition, over 200 buildings collapsed, including schools

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6
Oct

October Monthly FYI

Top 10 CAT Leaderboard   University College Cork University of Colorado Boulder University of Texas Austin Florida International University University of North Georgia Gainesville SSDP Ghana Ferris State University Kent State University Dublin City University University of Vienna Recent chapter accomplishments International University College Cork spent 200 hours this summer volunteering at music festivals, conducting harm reduction services including outreach,

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5
Oct

Report on the CND Intersessional Meetings

Written by Orsi Fehér of SSDP Austria The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) assembled in Vienna the last week of September for a series of intersessional meetings focused on the follow-up to the UNGASS outcome document. Each day was dedicated to debating one of the first few chapters of the document, which was finalized during the 2016 special session. Topics

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28
Sep

How to Participate in SSDP’s Annual Membership Survey

The values and priorities of SSDP’s student members, alumni, and supporters are where SSDP staff center our work. As a large, distributed grassroots network, we rely on a variety of communication modes to learn about what matters to our members, including our annual member survey. We rely on the survey results to inform organizational priorities and return the insights provided

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18
Sep

Announcing SSDP’s Regional Mini-Conferences

This year we’re slightly adjusting our regional conference format to meet more localized needs of our students, alumni, and supporters. These one-day mini-conferences will bring together our state and regional networks for concentrated events of skills training, information sharing, and community building. Each event is primarily targeted to the region its being held in, but students and alumni from anywhere

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14
Sep

Introducing the University of Pittsburgh Chapter

I’m thrilled to introduce our newest SSDP chapter in the Mid-Atlantic Region: University of Pittsburgh SSDP! Reviving the chapter after being defunct for about a year, chapter leaders Eva Louise, Alyssa, and Kory have gotten off to a quick start this semester. I spoke with the three of them about their experiences so far and what they have planned for

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