1. Three West Side Forums, 4/11, 5/2, 5/21
2. Ongoing Seminar Series at the Lindesmith Center
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THREE WEST SIDE FORUMS
"Towards a Compassionate and Cost-Effective Drug Policy"
At the New York Society for Ethical Culture
(2 West 64th Street)
April 11, Thursday, 7-9 PM
"Impact of Drug Policy on the Justice System and Human Rights"
May 2, Thursday, 7-9 PM
"Impact of Drug Policy on the Urban Crisis, AIDS and Crime"
May 21, Tuseday, 7-9 PM
"Seeking Solutions to Problems with our Drug Policy"
FREE -- All Are Welcome
For More Information, call the Partnership for Responsible Drug Information (PRDI), (212) 362-1964.
ONGOING DRUG POLICY SEMINAR SERIES
at The Lindesmith Center
A Project of the Open Society Institute
Remaining Forums This Month:
April 10th, Wednesday, 4 PM
Psychoactive Sacraments: My Entheogenic Religion Thomas B. Roberts, Professor of Educational Psychology at Northern Illinois University, discusses the role of psychoactive substances in religion, based on personal experiences and research into the mystical roots of religion. Dr. Roberts, who is co-author of Psychoactive Sacraments: A Bibliographic Guide, also reflects on drug prohibition as religious censorship.
April 16th, Tuesday, 4 PM
Needle Exchange is Not the Answer Allan Clear, Executive Director of the Harm Reducation Coalition, introduces a discussions by Donald Grove and guests on the current model of syringe exchange and distribution. Grove is the founder of Moving Equipment, a policy reform organization.
April 30th, Tuesday, 4 PM
The Role of the Medical Profession in the Transition to Drug Legalization Freek Polak, Psychiatrist at the Amsterdam Municipal Health Service, explores the role of the medical profession in drug policy reform. Dr. Polak, who is also a member of the Commission on Drug Policy of both the Royal Dutch Medical Society and the Social Democratic Party, considers the limitations of medicalizing substance use.
Seminars are held at the Open Society Institute, 888 Seventh Avenue,
27th floor, enter of 56th or 57th St.
All are welcome, but seating is limited. Please call The Lindesmith Center at (212) 887-0695 to reserve a place.
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