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Students for a Sensible Drug Policy First Meeting


Andrew Olson ’16 likes things that make sense. Drug policy doesn’t. He wants to change that:

If you’re interested in activism, prison reform, drug policy or making friends, come to Foss Hill this Saturday at 12 noon to Wesleyan’s first Students for Sensible Drug Policy meeting! Refreshments provided.

Date: Saturday, September 14
Time: 12pm
Place: F0$$

Ashanti Alston: The “Anarchist Panther” Discusses the War on Drugs

Blobby Burvant ’13, I’m sorry that I’m running out of ways to butcher your name in these event submissions. Anyway:

Ashanti Alston is a former black panther who now identifies as an Anarchist Panther. He’ll be coming to speak on the war on drugs and the prison industrial complex, and how they tie in to a history of racism and oppression in the United States. His anarchist perspective takes a long view of human history and questions the state and the way society is currently organized. This event is co-sponsored by Students for Sensible Drug Policy, the Infoshop Collective, Resisting Imprisonment for a Safer Existence, and the African American Studies Department.

Free dinner provided!

Date: Feb. 28 – Feb. 28
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Place: Woodhead Lounge (in Exley)
Cost: Any shot at membership with the White Panthers

Students for Sensible Drug Policy at Usdan/Olin

Beezy Burveezy ’13 wants you to actually get involved (le gasp!) if you want the man out of your business:

Bills to legalize medical marijuana and to decriminalize possession of less than an ounce of marijuana in Connecticut are incredibly likely to pass this spring. After decades of work on the part of those who advocate for marijuana policy reform, this is a very exciting moment. Students for Sensible Drug Policy will be tabling in Usdan this Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at lunch and Olin in the evening to distribute more information about medical marijuana in general and the upcoming bills.

Here’s an article about these bills, and links to their language:

Times: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from around 12-2 at Usdan and 8-10 at Olin.

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BUSTED: The Citizen’s Guide to Surviving Police Encounters

Featuring Joe Brooks, Ret. Police Captain in Manchester, CT and Speaker with Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)

Join Wesleyan Students for Sensible Drug Policy for a film screening and discussion about how to safely interact with police, in order to flex our constitutional rights to avoid confrontation and arrest.  BUSTED aims to educate the masses about the rights we might not know we even have, and to demonstrate how to sensibly use these rights to our advantage.

Joe Brooks was a police captain  in Manchester CT for over 30 years, and is now a speaker with the organization Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, a group of police officers, DEA agents, prison wardens, and judges who now call for the legalization and regulation of all drugs, in order to decrease street crime and violence.  Joe will speak to us about his perspective on the film BUSTED, as a former police officer…. and let’s just say, he’s not too fond of it. He will speak about his own experiences as a police officer on the streets, and what he recommends to students and civilians for avoiding police confrontation, especially surrounding drugs and alcohol.  Should be an awesome event!

Date: March 30th, 2010
7:30-9:00 PM
Judd 116


Sponsored by Delta Kappa Epsilon, Thi Beta Sigma, Eclectic, and Wesleyan Students for Sensible Drug Policy. Busted is produced by Flex Your Rights

**Facebook event link here**