August 24-29, Lagos, Nigeria, "Tenth International
Conference on Penal Abolition." Contact Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare
Action (PRAWA) at 234-(0)1-4971356-8 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Rittenhouse:
A New Vision of
Transformative Justice at (416) 972-9992 or
for further information.
California Action Alerts:
August 23, 5 pm, "Welcome" George Bush to the
Orange County St Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa. Medical marijuana
supporters will join with other activists to protest at an appearance by
Bush at a Simon fundraiser. Good time to put Simon on the spot as well
- ask him what he would do to support California voters & patients.
For more info email email@example.com
August 26, 12 to 2 pm, Sacramento -
Medical Marijuana Rally at CA State Capitol-
The DEA has continued to target medical
marijuana providers & patients. Among others, Judy and Lynn Osborn
were just arrested in Ventura County by the DEA for the cultivation of
their own private State approved medical garden of 32 plants!
Tell Gray Davis to strongly recommend clemency
for Epis and ALL Medical Marijuana Patients & Providers to George Bush.
We need as many people as possible to help
us spell out a message with our bodies (literally) that will be visible
Planning meetings for this Monday, 7:15 8/19,
320 N 10th St/B; Another planning meeting and T-shirt stencilling party
(BYO T-Shirt) Thursday, 8/22 12 tp 2 pm, same location.
Sept 8, Sunday, 12 to 4 pm, Berkeley, CA
Non-Violent Direct Action Training
WHAT: An active workshop to prepare medical
marijuana patients, providers and supporters to participate in non-violent
civil disobedience, either as one risking arrest or in a support role.
FOR WHO: You! All are welcome.
WHY: ASA has pledged that we will respond with
civil disobedience in the event of another DEA raid on a medical marijuana
dispensary. We are also putting together affinity groups that may
want to do actions in response to other arising situations. Over 3000 people
have signed a pledge of resistance to do civil disobedience in this campaign!
WHEN: Sunday, September 8, 12 to 4:00 pm.
WHERE: 1605 Ashby St. (@ California), Berkeley
HOW MUCH: FREE!! DONATIONS APPRECIATED.
To reserve a spot in the training, call 510.486.8083
Americans for Safe Access
1678 Shattuck Ave. #317
Berkeley, CA 94709
September 29, sunset, nationwide vigil for
Medical Marijuana, see www.safeaccessnow.org
website for details on one near you! (we need people to organize these
September 30, Direct actions in Sacramento
and Washington DC in response to Epis sentencing. Solidarity actions encouraged
other locations. (see www.safeaccessnow.org
for Epis FAQ's)
CANDLELIGHT VIGILS FOR SEPTEMBER 22/23
CA Bay Area; 6:45 pm, Jack London Square,
1st & Broadway, Oakland. Bring candles, photos, flowers, and other
leave behind to commemorate all those incarcerated
or dead due to drug war policies. For more info call 510.486.8083.
CA - Los Angeles: 6:45, Federal Courthouse,
near Chinatown. For more info, firstname.lastname@example.org
CA - Sacramento: 6:30 federal courthouse,
5th and I , marching to the jail where Brian is being held and circle it
a couple of
times, singing and chanting. For more info
Aundre@gipson.net, or Amanda 916.628.2716
CA San Diego: email@example.com
CA - Santa Barbara: 6:45, Cabrillo and State
Street, the grass above the beach by the Wharf
CA - Sebastopol: Sebastopol Community Center,
390 Morris St. 6:30
FL Tampa: Florida Cannabis Action Network
will be hosting the vigil in the Tampa area... we will be having our vigil
at a television news network's location. firstname.lastname@example.org
and our web group where info.will be posted is: www.groups.yahoo.com/group/flcan
or in Tampa specifically: www.groups.yahoo.com/group/hillsborough-CAN
IL CHICAGO - THE CANDLE LIGHT WILL BE AT
ARVEY FEILD ROOSEVELT RD. BETWEEN LAKE SHORE DRIVE AND
OH - Cleveland City Hall, 601 Lakeside Ave,
September 23, 2002 at 7:00pm. If you cant attend the vigil please call
Cleveland City Councilman Jay Westbrook at 216-664-4230. Ask the
councilman to introduce a resolution to Cleveland City Council to support
an Ohio patients right to gain access and use of marijuana.
Please be nice and if you get his message machine leave a detailed message
with a call back number. For more information contact the Ohio Cannabis
OR Eugene, Federal Building, 7th and High
street, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
PA - Philadelphia: for location and more info,
TX Austin 512-326-4396, email@example.com. Please
stand with us for a Solidarity Vigil, Monday, September 23rd, 12 noon -
1pm in front of the Federal Building, 300 E. 8th St. near Trinity in Austin
TX - Dallas: contact Keri firstname.lastname@example.org
federal building downtown Dallas, 1100 commerce,
TX - San Antonio: contact Justin@sadft.org
7:15pm SADPFT will be holding a candlelight vigil
Washington DC 8 pm, The White House
September 26-28, Los Angeles, CA, "Breaking
the Chains: People of Color and
the War on Drugs." Conference by the
Drug Policy Alliance, e-mail
to be placed on mailing list for when details become
September 30-October 1, Washington, DC, "National
Symposium on Felony
Disenfranchisement," conference sponsored
by The Sentencing Project.
Admission free, advance registration required,
or call (202) 628-0871 for further information.
October 7-9, San Diego, CA, "Inside-Out: Fostering
Healthy Outcomes for the
Incarcerated and Their Families." Contact
Stacey Shank of Centerforce at (559)
241-6162 for information.
November 6-8, 2002, St. Louis, MO, "2nd North
American Conference on Fathers
Behind Bars and on the Street." Call (434)
589-3036, e-mail email@example.com
November 8-10, Anaheim, CA, combined national
conference of Students for
Sensible Drug Policy and the Marijuana Policy
Project. Early bird registration
$150, $45 for students with financial need,
for further information.
November 9, Anaheim, CA, Bill Maher benefit
show for Students for Sensible
Drug Policy and the Marijuana Policy Project.
Admission $50, or $1,000 VIP package including front-row seat and private
reception with Bill Maher. Visit
for further information.
December 1-4, Seattle, WA, "Taking Drug Users
Seriously," Fourth National
Harm Reduction Conference. Sponsored by the
Harm Reduction Coalition,
featuring keynote speaker Dr. Joycelyn Elders,
former US Surgeon General. For
information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call (212) 213-6376.
Foster or James