Sexy Pizza, winner of the 2012 Westword Reader’s Choice Award for Best Pizza, with two locations in Denver, CO, has created the “SSDPizza,” which will benefit Students for Sensible Drug Policy. The traditional New York style pizza is topped with spinach, olive oil, fresh garlic, ricotta, feta, and mozzarella. In supporting the efforts of the student movement to end the war on drugs, Sexy Pizza will donate $1 from the purchase of each “SSDPizza” to their organization.
Continuing a year of unprecedented accomplishments (Helping pass a decriminalization and good samaritan bill in Connecticut, equalizing campus marijuana policies, taking over the UConn student government, attending the 2011 DPA conference, and bringing 13 chapter members across the country to Denver for SSDP 2012), UConn’s chapter was given the Campus Change Award in honor of it’s recent feats. In addition to this award, UConn had two chapter members, Sam Tracy and Jason Ortiz, elected to the SSDP Board of Directors.
The work done up to this point isn’t over just yet as the chapter is continuing to lobby for the medicalization of cannabis to pass this year as well as furthering efforts to diversify the chapter with events like ‘The New Jim Crow: Racism in the Drug War’. Keep any eye out for UConn on this year’s High Times list of top marijuana activist schools, as they should finally (and deservedly) crack the top 5.
If you’re not gonna be there to join us, don’t fret! We’ll plan to post plenty of relevant content from the conference as it happens.
For starters, there’s gonna be some great speakers like:
And panels like:
Surprising Allies: Collaborating With Cops and Moms
Sam Kamin Diane Fornbacher Jason Thomas Leonard Frieling Dr. Erika Joye Sean McAllister
Global Drug Policy: From the Field to the UN
Zara Snapp David Guzmán Graham de Barra Andrew Livingston
Cannabusiness: From Activist to Entrepreneur
Kris Krane Troy Dayton
Marijuana Reform: 2012 Statewide Ballot Initiatives
Brian Vicente Mason Tvert Adam Smith
Transcending Political Differences: Drug Policy Reform as a Non-Partisan Issue
Peter Neiger Alex Padilla Shaleen Title Jasmine Tyler
Communicating Our Message: Tips From The Pros
Just Say Know: Reality Based Drug Education
Devon Tackels Kristin Kidd-Donovan
Colorado: A Model for Medical Marijuana Regulation
Brian Vicente Josh Kappel
Schools Not Prisons, Not School TO Prisons!
Mike Liszewski Jon Perri Eric Sterling Froggy Vasquez
Case Study: Beating Mandatory Student Drug Testing
Alex Kriet Sam Walker
This conference ain’t just a bunch of hippies meeting up in Denver, folks. This is some legit stuff. So keep checking in throughout the weekend for updates!