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May 10-13, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 9th International Conference on Penal Abolition. At Ryerson Polytechnic Metropolitan United Church, $200 CND (agency), $140 CND (individual), $40 low-income, negotiable. Visit http://www.interlog.com/~ritten/icopa.html for information.

May 12, Brooklyn, NY, noon, "Mothers in Prison, Children in Crisis," rally at Columbus Park for alternatives to prison as the sentencing norm for nonviolent women with dependent children. Call (718) 499-6704 for further information, or visit http://www.justiceworks.org. Columbus Park is in downtown Brooklyn at the intersection of Court and Johnson streets, near the Borough Hall subway stop.

May 17-20, Washington, DC, the 13th International Conference on Drug Policy Reform, sponsored by the Drug Policy Foundation. Visit http://www.dpf.org, e-mail [email protected] or call (202) 537-5005 for further information.

May 22, New York, NY, 7:00pm, Gala Premiere of "GRASS" to benefit NORML. Preview screening of documentary by Ron Mann, at the AMC Empire, 25 Theatres, 234 W. 42nd Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues). Party following at Bar Code, 1540 Broadway (between 45th and 46th Streets), 9:00-11:00pm. Tickets $50 each, call 1-888-67-NORML, seating limited.

August 10-13, San Francisco, CA, "Fourth Annual Hepatitis C Conference," sponsored by the HCV Global Foundation. For information or to register, visit http://www.hcvglobal.org or contact Krebs Convention Management Services, 657 Carolina Street, San Francisco, CA 94107-2725, (415) 920-7000, fax (415) 920-7001, [email protected].

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