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19
Feb

Chicago Harm Reductionists and Stakeholders Survey their Mayoral Candidates

The city of Chicago is preparing to elect their next mayor, and local stakeholders wanted to know their candidate’s thoughts on several key drug policy-related issues impacting the city. In order to do so, members of the Drug Users Health Collective of Chicago and the Chicago Drug Users Union drafted a survey of seven questions and received sign-on support from

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15
Feb

Introducing the SSDP Black Caucus

I’m Logan Ward ’17, Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s HBCU Outreach Intern, and I’m organizing SSDP’s first Black Caucus as part of our antiracism initiative. Race caucusing provides a space to commune with, heal with, and create alongside other self-identified people of color. My model for a Black Caucus comes out of a desire to center Africana ways of knowing

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15
Feb

Introducing our Rural Harm Reduction Policy Recommendations and Implementation Strategies

As a global network of students spanning vastly different communities and regions, it is important to give students the specific plans and tools necessary to create effective change in their neighborhoods. SSDP’s Rural Policy Working Group was created out of the desire of several students and SSDP alumni to collect and organize information to help activists in rural communities advocate

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14
Feb

Board of Directors Applications Due This Weekend

Applications to run for student director seats on our Board of Directors are due this Sunday, February 17th, at 11:59pm PST. Now is your chance to play a critical role in the everyday functionality of SSDP – from fundraising to organizational goal setting and everything in between. Our student Congress which, among other things, elects student directors, will take place

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4
Feb

Book your SSDP2019 conference travel this week

Now that you’re psyched about our keynote speakers, and plenaries, the next step is to make plans to get yourself to SSDP2019: The Global Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference! The cheapest flights are typically available 7-8 weeks in advance of your travel date. If you’re traveling by air to the conference, that means this week is the best time

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30
Jan

SSDP2019 plenaries and early bird discount deadline

Last week, we told you about our amazing keynote speakers, Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Steven Hawkins, JD, and Antwan Jefferson, Ph.D., and today we’re excited to announce the plenary sessions at our biggest event of the year, SSDP2019: The Global Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference: Beyond Drug Decriminalization: Local badasses transforming justice Highlighting local prison abolition and justice reform activists,

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29
Jan

A Look Back at 2018 in Global Drug Policy

Written by Orsi Feher ’16, SSDP’s Europe Global Fellow The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) is one of the three bodies assigned roles by the global drug control conventions, along with the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), and the World Health Organization (WHO). CND is the central drug policy decision making body within the United Nations system and can vote

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25
Jan

James Madison University SSDPers Certified as Opioid Overdose Recognition and Response Trainers

The opioid overdose epidemic is now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of fifty. Student Leaders at James Madison University’s SSDP chapter know that not enough of their peers know what to do when faced with an opioid overdose. They know that it will take a community effort to address the Overdose Epidemic. That’s why, this

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21
Jan

Announcing SSDP2019 keynote speakers

The keynote speakers for our biggest event of the year, SSDP2019: The Global Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference, will center our conference experience in the most profound questions facing our members and movement:   Rick Doblin, Ph.D, Executive Director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, will share his insider perspective on progress being made in the realm of

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14
Jan

PARTICIPATE IN NIDA NATIONAL DRUG AND ALCOHOL FACTS WEEK

Each year, the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse team up to facilitate National Alcohol and Drugs Fact Week (NADFW), which promotes events and campaigns organized by and for youth to learn about drugs. The week includes an online chat where students can ask hard-hitting questions about drugs of NIDA experts. This year, NADFW will
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