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4/10/97

The Reformer's Calendar

A service of the Drug Reform Coordination Network

We rely on our readers for intelligence gathering. If you know of an event coming up, please let us know by sending the information to: DRCNet, 4455 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite B-500, Washington, DC 20008-2302, (202) 362-0030 (voice), (202) 362-0032 (fax), e-mail drcnet@drcnet.org. The Reformerís Calendar covers not only drug policy reform, but also related events on a range of topics that are likely to be of interest to some of our readers. These topics include, but are not limited to, sentencing, justice reform, liberty, AIDS, needle exchange, harm reduction, methadone maintenance, asset forfeiture, pain treatment, drugs and the law, and skills-building for activists. We list big conferences as well as small local meetings Ė you name it, send it in! Listing of an organizationís activities in the Reformerís Calendar does not imply endorsement of or by DRCNet or DRCNetís agenda. This calendar will be distributed periodically by e-mail to our subscribers, and will be continuously updated and displayed at http://www.drcnet.org/calendar.html on our web site.

April 5 and 12, Rochester, NY
Conflicts Getting You Down? Workshop at the Judicial Process Commission, cost $40. For info, call (716) 325-7727.

April 11, noon, Rochester, NY
Vigil and picket against the death penalty, at the Liberty Pole, 2nd Friday of each month. Call (716) 325-7727 to confirm.

April 13, 11:00am-dusk, St. Louis, MO
Thomas Jefferson Birthday Celebration, at the Stone Shelter in Tower Grove Park, near the intersection of S. Kings highway Blvd. and Magnolia Ave. Sponsored by the St. Louis Area Libertarian Discussions Clubs and St. Louis NORML. For info, contact St. Louis NORML, (314) 995-1395, bencohn@mo.net.

April 13-16, Chicago, IL
AMTA Methadone Conference, "Brave Leadership in Challenging Times", to be held at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers. For information, contact: American Methadone Treatment Association, 217 Broadway, Suite 304, New York, NY 10007, (212) 566-5555 . Methadone advocates, especially patients, should inquire about "working scholarships".

April 16, Columbus, OH
High Times Hemp Tour, at South Heidleburg Bar, North High St., (614) 258-4367.

April 16, 6:30-8:00pm, Eugene, OR
Cannabis Liberation Society weekly meeting/monthly potluck dinner, For info and location, call (541) 744-5744 or e-mail wbruceh@ix.netcom.com.

April 17, 4:00pm, New York, NY
Prescribing Methadone in the United Kingdom. Dr. Emily Finch, MBBS, MRC Psychology, examines recent developments in methadone prescribing by general practitioners and community drug teams, distribution via community pharmacies in the United Kingdom, and the British experience with prescribing injectable methadone. At The Lindesmith Center, 888 7th Ave., 27th floor, New York, NY. Call (212) 887-0695 to reserve a place.

April 17-20, San Diego, CA
American Society of Addiction Medicine 28th Annual Medical-Scientific Conference. For info, contact Sandy Metcalfe, (301) 656-3920, or Louisa Macpherson, (910) 452-4920.

April 18-20, Pendleton, IN
Hemp Expo, at Pine Lake Campground, off exit 19 on Interstate 69. For info, call (317) 228-9125.

April 18-20, Carborro, NC
2nd Annual Green Fest. For info, contact Andrew Ogden @ Carolina NORML, (919) 967-4013.

April 19, 8:00pm-1:00am, Fremont, OH
NORML Spring Clean & Fling, at Sensations, 1528 W. State St. For info, call (419) 334-9310.

April 20, 8:00pm-2:00am, San Francisco, CA
Hemp for Victory benefit concert for cannabis reform, at the Maritime Hall at 450 Harrison, ticket price $10. For info, call (510) 486-8083.

April 20, Portland, OR
Benefit Concert for the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act campaign, at the Temple at 39th and SE Hawthorne. For info, call (503) 235-4606 or visit http://www.pantless.com/~octa99 on the web.

April 20, evening, Michigan
Benefit Concerts for Marijuana Law Reform, in E. Lansing, Ypsilanti, Standale (near Grand Rapids), Saginaw and Kalamazoo. For info, call Henry or Lisa, mid-Michigan NORML, (517)873-6807.

April 20, 5:00pm, Rochester, NY
Judicial Process Commission 25th Anniversary and Dinner, with guest speaker Rev. Holsey Hickman, National Interreligious Task Force on Criminal Justice. Cost $20, at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church, (716) 325-7727.

April 23, 4:00-6:00pm, San Francisco, CA
Needle Exchange: The Second Generation of Research, with Sheigla Murphy, Ph.D., at The Lindesmith Center West, 2233 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA, (415) 921-4987.

April 23, 6:30-8:00pm, Eugene, OR
Cannabis Liberation Society weekly meeting. For info and location, call (541) 744-5744 or e-mail wbruceh@ix.netcom.com.

April 24-26, San Diego, CA
North American Syringe Exchange Convention VII, sponsored by the North American Syringe Exchange Network (NASEN), 535 Dock St., Suite 112, Tacoma, WA 98402, (voice), (206) 272-8415 (fax), nasen@seanet.com. At the Holiday Inn on the Bay, (800) 877-8920. Registration $150 until April 17, $240 after.

April 29th, 4:00pm, New York, NY
Harm Reduction and Pregnant Drug Users. Wendy Chavkin, MD, MPH, Lynn Paltrow, Esq., and Machelle Allen, MD, discuss current and alternative approaches to prenatal drug use. At The Lindesmith Center, 888 7th Ave., 27th floor, New York, NY. Call (212) 887-0695 to reserve a place.

April 30-May 2, San Francisco, CA
Sixth Annual National Seminar on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Sponsored by the Federal Bar Association and The United States Sentencing Commission. For info, contact the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, c/o James E. Felman, Esq., Kynes, Markman & Felman, P.A., P.O. Box 3396, Tampa, Florida 33601, or phone Carol at (813) 229-1118.

May 3, New York, NY
Annual Cures Not Wars Medical Marijuana March. This event includes demonstrations at Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse for testing of Ibogaine as well as at the Partnership For A Drug Free America for medical marijuana, followed by a march down 5th Ave. to Washington Square Park. For info call (212) 677-7180 or visit http://www.cures-not-wars.org on the web.

May 8, 4:00pm, New York, NY
British Drug Panics. Marek Kohn, author of Narcomania (1987) and Dope Girls: The Birth of the British Drug Underground (1992), probes the illicit drug scene that sprang up in London during the First World War and lasted into the early 1920s, with the rise of jazz and nightclubs. Kohn examines the similarities and differences between the reactions to that scene and reactions to today's underground dance culture. At The Lindesmith Center, 888 7th Ave., 27th floor, New York, NY. Call (212) 887-0695 to reserve a place.

May 9, New York, NY
Public Sector Psychiatric Patients Abusing Substances, with Dr. Bob Lichtman. Second of three workshops focusing on clinical applications of harm reduction theory with three different clinical populations. Sponsored by the New York State Psychological Association, Division on Addictions. At the Albert Ellis Institute, $25 per workshop. For info, call NYSPA at (800) 732-3933 or Andrew Tatarsky, Ph.D. at (212) 633-8157.

May 9, noon, Rochester, NY
Vigil and picket against the death penalty, at the Liberty Pole, 2nd Friday of each month. Call (716) 325-7727 to confirm.

May 9-11, Philadelphia, PA
Historical Perspectives on Alcohol & Drug Use in American Society, 1800-1997, sponsored by the Francis Clark Wood Institute for the History of Medicine of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Admission is free, but advance registration is required by April 8. For info, call (215) 563-3737 ext. 271or e-mail horrocks@collphyphil.org.

May 9-11, Denver, CO
Disproportionate Minority Confinement 2nd Annual Planning & Strategy Meeting, sponsored by the Coalition for Juvenile Justice Ethnic and Cultural Diversity Committee. For information call Phyllis Copeland at (202) 467-0864.

May 10-14, Canton, MS
Weaving a New Vision of Hope, Thread by Thread, Color by Color, Design by Design. National Convocation of Jail and Prison Ministry annual conference. For info, call NCJPM at (202) 547-1715.

May 15, 3:00pm, New York, NY
Video Screening: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's The Nature of Things Segment on Harm Reduction, aired January 30th, 1997. At The Lindesmith Center, 888 7th Ave., 27th floor, New York, NY. Call (212) 887-0695 to reserve a place.

May 15, 4:00pm, New York, NY
Obedient Disciple or Rebellious Neighbour to the North? Update on Canadian Drug Policy. Benedikt Fischer, a researcher at Ontario's Addiction Research Foundation, evaluates Canada's recent flirtations with harm reduction drug policies and examines recent changes in Canadian methadone substitution policy and the prospects for a heroin prescription trial in Canada. At The Lindesmith Center, 888 7th Ave., 27th floor, New York, NY. Call (212) 887-0695 to reserve a place.

May 19, Rochester, NY
Connecting the Strands of Violence: Personal Reflections on Family, Street, Institutional & Policy Violence. For info, contact the Judicial Process Commission's Law Enforcement Task Force, (716) 325-7727.

May 23-25, Canton, OH
NORML Rainbow Arts & Music Festival, at Bear Creek Amphitheater. For info, call (216) 521-9333.

May 31, 8:00pm-1:00am, Fremont, OH
NORML Benefit Campaign for Medical Rights, at Sensations, 1528 W. State. St., (419) 334-9310.

June 5-7, Albany, NY
Justice Without Violence: Views from Peacemaking Criminology and Restorative Justice. Conference on crime, punishment and justice, sponsored by The Institute for Economic and Restorative Justice and the Dept. of Criminal Justice of Hudson Valley Community College. For information, contact Dennis Sullivan, The Institute for Economic and Restorative Justice, P.O. Box 262, Voorheesville, NY 12186, (518) 765-2468.

June 7-10, Washington, DC
Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants National Convention, at Trinity College. $100 registration until January 31st, includes room and board. For information, contact National CURE, P.O. Box 2310, Washington, DC 20013-2310, (202) 789-2126.

June 13, New York, NY
Psychotherapy With Actively Using Adults, with Dr. Helga Grunberg, Dr. Debra Rothschild and Dr. Andrew Tatarsky. Third of three workshops focusing on clinical applications of harm reduction theory with three different clinical populations. Sponsored by the New York State Psychological Association, Division on Addictions. At the Albert Ellis Institute, $25 per workshop. For info, call NYSPA at (800) 732-3933 or Andrew Tatarsky, Ph.D. at (212) 633-8157.

June 16, noon, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
EuroSummit Party, at Dam-square in Amsterdam, close to the Central Station. March to the meeting place of the heads-of-government of the European Union to call for an end to Drug Prohibition in Europe. For info, e-mail legalize-ec@darkwood.demon.nl or visit http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Alley/7797/legalize.htm on the web.

June 27-29, Canton, OH
NORML Freedom Festival, at the Bear Creek Amphitheater. For info, call (216) 521-9333.

June 29, Detroit, MI
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Training Workshop. For information, call Michigan FAMM at (517) 482-4982 or write to MI FAMM, 115 W. Allegan St. #950, Lansing, MI 48933.

July 26, Fremont, OH
NORML Hemp Fair, at Walash Park on Morrison Rd. For info, call (419) 334-9310.

August 4-7, La Jolla, CA
UCSD Summer Clinical Institute on Addictions, hosted by the Addiction Technology Transfer Center of the School of Medicineís Dept. of Psychiatry. For further information contact Tom Colthurst, (619) 551-2944, (619) 551- 2948 (fax), or e-mail tcolthurst@ucsd.edu.

August 21-23, San Francisco, CA
Building Healthy Families, The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association's 15th Annual Symposium. For info call (415) 255-4547, or e-mail gaylesmed@aol.com.

October 6-8, Sonoma County, CA
Hemp Industries Association Annual Conference. HIA members only. One may join at the door. Booth/display space available. For more info contact the HIA at (707) 874-3648 or info@thehia.org.

October 15-18, New Orleans, LA
11th International Conference on Drug Policy Reform, sponsored by the Drug Policy Foundation. Largest annual gathering of reformers in the United States. For info, contact Whitney Taylor, (202) 537-5005, taylor@dpf.org. Early registration deadline August 4.

October 16-19, Minneapolis, MN
Nicotine Addiction Conference, 10th National Conference sponsored by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). For info, call (301) 656-3920.

November 9-13, Indianapolis, IN
Communicating Public Health, Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. For info, contact APHA, 1015 Fifteenth St., NW, Washington, DC 20005-2605, (202) 789-5600 (voice), (202) 789-5661 (fax).

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