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November 1-2, Milwaukee, WI, "The Great Prison Debate: Drug Policy Impact on Prison Populations in Wisconsin," full day of workshops starting on 8:30am Friday, $30 on-site registration. At the Student Union Building, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. For further information, visit http://www.benedictcenter.org online.

November 5, 8:30am-1:15pm, Boston, MA, "Making Sense of Harm Reduction in Substance Abuse Treatment: Clinical and Policy Applications." Featuring keynote address by Edith Springer, at the Federal Reserve Bank, 600 Atlantic Avenue (across from South Station). $65 for National Association of Social Workers members, $85 for non-members, retired/unemployed/student rates available. 4.0 Continuing Education credits. Call (617) 973-3463 for further information.

November 5, noon, San Francisco, CA, Rally for Medical Marijuana, with District Attorney Terence Hallinan. At the Hall of Justice, 860 Bryant St.

November 5, 5:00pm, West Hollywood, CA, Rally for Los Angeles Cannabis Resource Center, 7494 Santa Monica Blvd.

November 6, 6:00-7:00pm, El Paso, TX, November Coalition Public Meeting. At Doc's Bar-B-Que, 9530 Viscount, contact Deitra Lied at (915) 204-2844 or [email protected] for further information.

November 8, 9:30am, Philadelphia, PA, "Drug War Reality Tour: The Philadelphia-Plan Colombia Connection." Hosted by the Kensington Welfare Rights Union and the Politics of Recovery Committee. Meeting at 2825 N. 5th St., visit http://www.kwru.org or call (215) 203-1945 for further information.

November 9-10, Redway, CA, Civil Liberties Monitoring Project benefit. First day features Dale Gieringer, Bill Panzer and Dr. Tod Mikuriya, 5:00, call (707) 923-4646 for info. Second day is a Hemp Fair, noon-10:00pm, call (707) 923-2586 for info.

November 10-11, Washington, DC, Students for Sensible Drug Policy 3rd Annual Conference, at The George Washington University. Call (202) 293-4414, e-mail [email protected] or visit http://www.ssdp.org for further information.

November 13, 6:00-8:00pm, New York, NY, "Women, Prison and Family." At Audrey Cohen College, 75 Varick St., for information call (212) 343-1234.

November 14-16, Barcelona, Spain, First Latin Conference on the Reduction of Drug Related Harm. For further information, e-mail [email protected], visit http://www.igia.org/clat/ or call Enric Granados at 00 34 93 415 25 99.

November 15, 6:00pm, Berkeley, CA, "Marijuana: What DARE Didn't Teach You." Forum sponsored by UC Berkeley Students for Sensible Drug Policy with other campus and community organizations. Contact Scarlett at [email protected] for information.

November 26, 6:00pm, Philadelphia, PA, "Amsterdam Night" at the White Dog Cafe. Members of a delegation who spent a week studying Dutch drug policy as part of an international sister restaurant project will report back on the experience, followed by an after discussion with Common Sense for Drug Policy's Kevin Zeese. $30 per person includes three-course dinner at 6:00, speaker and discussion from 7:30-9:00pm; $25 for senior citizens and full-time students with advance notification, student standby $15 or free discussion at 7:30pm. Call (215) 386-9224 for reservations, or visit http://www.whitedog.com or e-mail [email protected] for further information.

December 14 & 15, 8:00pm, Philadelphia, PA, "Corner Wars," play by Tim Dowlin, hosted by the Kensington Welfare Rights Union. At the Tomlinson Theatre, 13th & Norris, Temple University Main Campus. Visit http://www.kwru.org or call (215) 203-1945 for tickets or for further information.

February 28-March 1, 2002, New York, NY, "Problem Solving Courts: From Adversarial Litigation to Innovative Jurisprudence." Panelists include former Attorney General Janet Reno, Rev. Al Sharpton and Mary Barr, Exec. Dir. Conextions. At Fordham University Law School, take the A, B, C, D, 1, and 9 subway trains to 59th Street/Columbus Circle and walk one block west. For further information, call (656) 345-5352 or e-mail [email protected].

March 3-7, 2002, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 13th International Conference on the Reduction of Drug Related Harm and 2nd International Harm Reduction Congress on Women and Drugs. Sponsored by the International Harm Reduction Association, visit http://www.ihrc2002.net or e-mail [email protected] for further information.

April 8-13, 2002, Gainesville, FL, "Drug Education Week," series of presentations on different topics in the drug war, including daily keynote, followed by Saturday free concert. Hosted by University of Florida Students for Sensible Drug Policy, visit http://grove.ufl.edu/~ssdp/ or e-mail [email protected] for further information.

May 3-4, 2002, Portland, OR, Second National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics, focus on Analgesia and Other Indications. Sponsored by Patients Out of Time and Legacy Emmanuel Hospital, for further information visit http://www.medicalcannabis.com or call (804) 263-4484.

December 1-4, 2002, Seattle, WA, Fourth National Harm Reduction Conference. Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Joycelyn Elders, former US Surgeon General, at the Sheraton Seattle. For further information, visit http://www.harmreduction.org or call (212) 213-6376.

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