There are Things to do...Attitudes to CHANGE, People to Meet and Places to Be.
Be the change you are striving for!

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, Rittenhouse: A New Vision of
Transformative Justice at (416) 972-9992 or, or visit 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

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 from above.
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


To reserve a spot in the training, call 510.486.8083 or 


Hilary McQuie
Campaign Coordinator
Americans for Safe Access
1678 Shattuck Ave. #317
Berkeley, CA 94709
Phone: 510-486-8083
Fax: 510-486-8090

September 29, sunset, nationwide vigil for Medical Marijuana, see website for details on one near you! (we need people to organize these too!)

September 30, Direct actions in Sacramento and Washington DC in response to Epis sentencing. Solidarity actions encouraged in
other locations. (see for Epis FAQ's)

CA – Bay Area; 6:45 pm, Jack London Square, 1st & Broadway, Oakland. Bring candles, photos, flowers, and other objects to
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,

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, or Amanda 916.628.2716

CA – San Diego: for location

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. and our web group where info.will be posted is:
or in Tampa specifically:


OH - Cleveland City Hall, 601 Lakeside Ave, September 23, 2002 at 7:00pm. If you can’t 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 patient’s 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 Society 216-521-9333.

OR – Eugene, Federal Building, 7th and High street, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

PA - Philadelphia: for location and more info,, 215.633.9812

TX – Austin 512-326-4396, 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 Texas.

TX - Dallas: contact Keri federal building downtown Dallas, 1100 commerce,

TX - San Antonio: contact 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, visit 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 or
visit http:/ for information. 

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, visit
 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, visit or call (212) 213-6376. 

Contact Will Foster or James Dawson


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