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The 2019 National Red Ribbon Rally will be Monday, October 7 at 11:00 a.m. EST!

The National Red Ribbon Rally is in just a few days! The event, which will be streamed online, will feature "Breaking Bad" actor Dean Norris as the master of ceremonies, remarks from both the DEA Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon and a senior government official, artistic performances from youth groups, award presentations, and more.

You can watch the October 7 Rally online here.


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Five Facts: Red Ribbon Week

Here are a few quick facts about this annual anti-drug celebration.

 
 
 
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Welcome to the Asian Regional Forum Against Drugs in Cochin, India the 25-27th of September 2019.
 

The conference is a joint cooperation between World Federation Against Drugs and the Fourth Wave Foundation, Project Venda, with the United Nation Office on Drugs and Crime as Chief partner.
The Forum will focus on the Asian region and bring together Civil Society and country representatives from 48 Asian countries and various other nationalities – All working towards a drug free world.
The aim of the forum is to gather member organisations of WFAD and other civil society organisations in the region to share best practices and strengthen capacity in networking and advocacy work.

 

1st Caribbean Youth Forum on Drug Use Prevention - Barbados, October 21-25, 2019

OBJECTIVES: Bring together young people to train them to be leaders and initiate youth-led drug prevention programs; Provide information on the science of drug addiction and prevention; Equip young people with knowledge and skills to focus on a healthy lifestyle for themselves and their peers in their communities; Identify strategies to empower youth leaders to mobilize their peers to implement these strategies in schools, campuses and other target locations; Facilitate the development of action plan for prevention initiatives. For full details go to https://www.issup.net/node/4854

JOIN US FOR A 2-DAY INTERACTIVE CONFERENCE

NEGATIVE IMPACTS AND CONNECTING FOR POSITIVE ACTIONS IN

FOUR CRITICAL AREAS IN OUR COMMUNITY:

  • Drug Abuse and Addiction and the Effects on Youth, Families, and Schools
  • Mental Health Issues: Homelessness, PTSD, Depressions, Suicide, and Violence.
  • Sex Trafficking and the relationship with Drugs
  • Law Enforcement: Crimes, Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and other Challenges

When:

October 17 & 18, 2019

Thursday: Conference 1PM- 5:30PM

Friday: Conference 9AM - 5:30PM

Networking Receptions: 5:30PM- 7:30PM @ Maple Lawn Terrace

 

WHERE:

HISTORIC BOYD MANSION, ELKS LODGE, 1312 MISSION AVENUE, SAN RAFAEL, CA

 

Register Here

 

 

 

 

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Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-31

 

 

 

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RED RIBBON WEEK, which is celebrated annually October 23-31, is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. 

Red Ribbon Week was started after the death of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who in 1985 was brutally tortured and murdered by drug traffickers he was investigating in Mexico.  As a tribute to SA Camarena, high school friend, Henry Lozano and Congressman Duncan Hunter, created “Camarena Clubs” and the wearing of a red ribbon to show their oppositions to drugs. 

In 1988, the National Family Partnership coordinated the first National Red Ribbon Week with President and Mrs. Reagan serving as honorary Chairpersons.  Since then, the Red Ribbon campaign has taken on national significance, and NFP continues to coordinate the campaign for families, schools and communities across the nation each year.  Wearing red ribbons during the month of October continues to represent our pledge to live drug free and honors the sacrifice of all who have lost their lives in the fight against drugs.

Celebrate Red Ribbon Week in your community or your child’s school, and raise awareness of living a drug free life. Take the opportunity to talk to your kids about drugs.

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts can earn a patch. Learn more at the DEA Red Ribbon Patch Program.

Check out the DEA Red Ribbon Toolkit with fact sheets, promotion ideas, a sample Red Ribbon press release, Red Ribbon Graphics, and Red Ribbon video, all available to download.

 

 

 
 
 

SAVE THE DATE!

 

Registration is now open for The 8th Annual SAM Summit taking place in Nashville, TN alongside the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit.  

 

This is the perfect option for interested and concerned parties to learn more about what the current research says about the negative effects of marijuana normalization on public health and safety.

 

 

2020 SAM SUMMIT CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

 

Event Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020

Location: Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN

Submission Deadline Date: Friday, November 1, 2019

SAM will notify applicants by the end of November regarding whether their submission was accepted or declined.

 

Please read before submitting a presentation proposal.

 

We're looking for dynamic presenters for our annual summit. Ever want to give a TED talk on some aspect of marijuana policy? If you said yes, then read on!

 

The 2020 Summit is the premier gathering for marijuana policy advocates around the country. Once again, the Summit will be taking place in conjunction with the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Nashville, TN on April 16, 2020.

 


 

 

Submissions will be reviewed by members of the SAM team and Board of Directors. Please be prepared to submit the following information that would fit into a 20-30 minute educational session:

 

Session title

Session abstract (max 250 words)

Three (3) session objectives

Identification of topic area

Name & bio of presenter(s) 

 

SAM is seeking proposals that focus on the following topics:

 

Advocacy

Prevention strategies

Treatment and recovery

Social justice

Link between marijuana and opioids/other drugs.

Workplace and employers, and impact on employee productivity

Impacts on youth and young adults 


 

Presentation Terms and Conditions:

  • Presenters will be required to complete a Conflict of Interest Reporting Form as part of their speaker agreement.
  • Presenters agree to waive any honorariums/travel & hotel accommodations.
  • Presenter will receive one (1) complimentary SAM Summit registration.

PLEASE NOTE: All submissions are to be completed by Friday, November 1, 2019.

 

Submit proposals to Brendan Fairfield: [email protected]learnaboutsam.org