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(DRCNet will periodically distribute a calendar of upcoming events of interest to reformers -- TV programs, lectures, rallies, conferences, etc. We would greatly appreciate any information you can share with us to help us make the calendar as complete as possible.)

Two TV programs coming up:

Those in the New York area might be interested in some of the seminars coming up at The Lindesmith Center:

Thursday, January 18th, 1996, 4pm
Consciousness Wars & the Mutating Body of Modernity
Jay Stevens, author of Storming Heaven: LSD and the American Dream, explores the extent to which advanced industrialized societies make war on some drugs and bodystates, while promoting others. Stevens analyzes a subconscious agenda of such societies: the attempt to identify, maintain, and even formally legislate a "normal" spectrum of consciousness.

Thursday, February 1st, 1996, 4pm
Controlled Hedonism: The Evolution of Ecstasy
Marsha Rosenbaum, Ph.D., co-author of Pursuit of Ecstasy: The MDMA Experience and director of the new San Francisco office of The Lindesmith Center ("TLC-West"), analyzes the nature and context of controlled use of psychedelics among middle-class Americans. Dr. Rosenbaum is also author of Women on Heroin, Just Say What? and (forthcoming) Pregnancy and Illegal Drug Use.

Thursday, February 22, 1996, 4pm
Syringe Exchange Update: Why Hasn't the Data Changed Policy?
Denise Paone, assistant professor of epidemiology and social medicine at Albert Einstein School of Medicine, examines syringe exchange evaluation data, including the most recent national survey, and discusses why the federal government has not responded to this evidence by lifting the ban on funding these programs. Dr. Paone is a senior research associate and principal investigator at Beth Israel Medical Center's Chemical Dependency Institute.

Seminars are held at the Open Society Institute 888 Seventh Avenue, 27th floor, enter on 56th or 57th St. All are welcome, but seating is limited. Please call The Lindesmith Center at (212)887-0695 to reserve a place.

The New Jersey State Senate Law and Public Safety Committee will hold its second hearing on the asset forfeiture laws in early 1996. If you are interested in being informed when the hearing date is set, send your name and phone number to

Anne M. Stefane
Senate Law and Public Safety Committee
CN 068
Trenton, NJ 08625-0068
FAX: 609/292-6510

Notification will be made by telephone, so be sure to include your phone number in your correspondence. If you can't make the hearing, but want the committee to know your views, you can send your written comments to Ms. Stefane at the above address.

For more information, please contact John Paff, Forfeiture Endangers American Rights, P.O. Box 5424, Somerset, NJ 08875-5424, voice 908/873-1251, e-mail [email protected]. If you intend to testify, John requests that you contact him in advance, to coordinate with others who are testifying.

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