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    JUST SAY "NYET" TO RUSSIAN DRUG POLICY!

    Take action on Friday, March 25th at the Russian Consulate to protest their criminalization of drug users and demand harm reduction services. Where: The Russian Consulate, 9 E 91st St, New York. Between 5th Ave and Madison Ave. Travel: Take the 6 train to 96th street. Contact: Fred Wright, 646-321-5282 or fred@vocal-ny.org.
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    International Drug Policy Reform Day Selfie Sign

    Citizen Engagement Lab Drug policy reform is important to me because...
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    Deadline to apply to speak at Civil Society Forum (4/18, prior to the UNGASS) is midnight EST on 4/1

    Citizen Engagement Lab A Civil Society Forum will be held on April 18th, prior to the UNGASS. The deadline to apply to speak is midnight EST 1st of April. We encourage all members who have applied to speak at UNGASS also apply to speak at the Civil Society Forum. Unfortunately, given the limited financial resources at the CSTF's disposal, the travel and accommodation of these speakers cannot be funded.
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    ENCOD Peace Brigade

    Citizen Engagement Lab During the 3 days of UNGASS (April 19-21, 2016), ENCOD plans to perform non-violent actions, present painful testimonies on the global war on drugs as well as a comprehensive summary of the benefits of a peaceful regulation. A so-called Peace Brigade, a group of well prepared ENCOD members together with likeminded activists from North, Central and South America, will make sure the cry for drug peace enters the UN meeting. The first event is a Tribute to Mother Earth, an age-old ceremony from the Andes, that will call for a global peace on plants and people who live with them (April 19, 2016 from 9-12am at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 1st Ave. & 47th St., NYC
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    Application process for civil society speakers at UNGASS 2016 still open

    Citizen Engagement Lab A selection process is now open to identify speakers from civil society, the scientific community, academia, youth groups and other relevant stakeholders that may participate in the special session. Deadline is 12:00 AM EST on MONDAY, MARCH 7. Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GFFjxOti8PXwPVLqT1rtQALHkMeuOZ8FgrWZWkplxX4/viewform
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    Stop the Harm Facebook Profile Takeover

    Citizen Engagement Lab Feature the Stop the Harm (STH) logo on your Facebook profile photo to support international drug policy reform. LINK COMING SOON
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    Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) Art Installation

    Students for Sensible Drug Policy On Monday, April 18, right after SSDP 2016, Students for Sensible Drug Policy plans to join our global allies in NYC for the UNGASS to make our voices heard. The focal point of the day will be an art installation at a public park that will raise awareness about the failure of prohibitionist drug policies and call the public to action over the course of the week as the UNGASS proceeds. The event will feature artwork created by students and alumni of SSDP as well as local community members in New York City, and will also feature speakers and performance art. SSDP is currently seeking proposals from students, alumni, and anyone who has been impacted by the War on Drugs to develop projects for this installation.
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    Let's Get Real About Drugs! - Poster Contest

    Citizen Engagement Lab The Rights Reporter Foundation (RRF) is now accepting submissions to the “Let's Get Real About Drugs!” poster contest, as part of our campaign to raise awareness on alternatives to punitive drug policies. The contest is targeting the 20-year review of global drug control efforts at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs in New York, April 2016. All submissions should be sent to this email: rightsreporter@rightsreporter.net



 by March 15, 2016. For details and the rules of the contest, please see here: http://drogriporter.hu/en/postercontest
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    “Caravan for Peace, Life, and Justice”

    Citizen Engagement Lab Making drug war damage visible, encouraging debate, and demanding change are at the heart of the “Caravan for Peace, Life, and Justice” that begins in Honduras on March 28th, deep in drug war- affected Central America. From Honduras, the Caravan will travel to El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and Texas all the way to New York City and the UN Special Session that starts on April 19th. The caravan will hold dozens of open, public events along its route to promote discussion on how to build a road to peace. The caravan will carry leaders from drug war-affected families and communities; drug policy experts, community organizers, religious leaders, academics, journalists, health professionals, immigrant rights defenders, students, musicians, elected officials, artists, photographers, civil rights advocates, former law enforcement professionals, and informed citizens from around the world. All of them are working together both to make the unacceptable cost of the drug war visible, while contributing to the urgent construction of alternatives.
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    Sixtieth Session of the Commission on Status of Women at UN (CSW60)

    Citizen Engagement Lab The sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 14 to 24 March 2016. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world will attend the session.