Leo (leolapyre) wrote in _war_on_drugs_,

This weekend, SUNY New Paltz will be hosting the Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) Northeast Conference and holding a free, outdoor concert, Rock Against Racism.

Schedule for “The Drug War: Menace to Society since 1914” SSDP Northeast Conference

Saturday, April 29th

10:00 am – 10:50 am
Location: SUB (Student Union Building) First Floor
Welcome to New Paltz
Speakers: Jenny Loeb, Board of Directors and President of New Paltz SSDP
Jason West, Mayor of New Paltz
Opening Remarks
Speaker: Kris Krane, Executive Director of SSDP

11:00am – 12:50 pm
Breakout Session #1 (Choose one lecture to attend)

A Blank Check for Failure: The Economic Harms of Drug Prohibition
Location: SUB 401/405
Speaker: Eric Sterling, President of the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation and former Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives

Solution for Compassion: Harm Reduction in Urban Communities
Location: SUB 418
Speakers: Romeo Sanchez, NYC AIDS Housing Network
Louie Jones, founder of the NY Users Union

Medical Marijuana in the Northeast: Where Are We Now?
Location: SUB 409
Speakers: Rob Robinson, director of NY NORML
Vince Marrone, New Yorkers for Compassionate Care
Nathaniel Lepp, Rhode Island Patients Advocacy Coalition

12:30pm – 1:50 pm
Luncheon Panel
Location: SUB First Floor
Flying Under the Radar: The Drug War is Bigger Than You Think
Speakers: Eric Sterling, Cliff Thornton, Rev. Kenneth Glasgow

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Breakout Session #2

Fighting Dehumanization: Prison Reform Meets Drug Policy

Location: SUB 418
Speakers: Kate Kyung Ji Rhee, director of Prison Moratorium Project
Rev. Kenneth Glasgow, The Ordinary People’s Society

Ibogaine: The African Root That Can Cure Additiction
Location: SUB 409
Speakers: Dr. Ken Alpert, professor of neuropsychology at
Dana Beal, Cures Not Wars

3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Breakout Session #3

Forcing Drug Policy Into Campaigns
Location: 418
Speaker: Cliff Thornton, director of Efficacy and candidate
for governor of Connecticut

Womyn, Art and Activism
Location: SUB 409
Speakers: Victoria Sammartino, Voices Unbroken
Tony Papa, Artists Against the Drug War and Mothers of the NY Disappeared
Jen Rog, Cannabis Action Network

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Student Movement to End the Drug War: Celebrating
Successes and Plotting the Future

Location: SUB First Floor
Speakers: Tom Angell, Campaigns Director for SSDP

Rock Against Racism
An informative event with artist and speakers to raise awareness
about racism, especially its role in the Drug War.

Sunday, April 30th

11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Teach Us, Don’t Cuff Us: Juvenile (In) Justice in NYC
Location: SUB 100
A workshop by The Prison Moratorium Project

2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Rock Against Racism Concert
Location: SUNY New Paltz Old Main Quad


Tony Vacca and World Rhythms
Hasan Salaam
Final Outlaw
ReadNex Poetry Squad
Alpha Faktion
Spirit Child with Movement in Motion
Climbing PoeTree
New Paltz Slam Team
New Paltz Rap Poetry Music


Cliff Thornton
Rev. Kenny Glasgow
Kaba Kamene
Chino Hardin
Rob Robinson
…and more!

Directions to SUNY New Paltz


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