Donate to the DARE scholarship
Since its founding in March 2011, Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s Diversity Awareness Reflection and Education (DARE) Committee has taken on the challenges of strengthening diversity in all its forms within SSDP.
We are fundraising to collect contributions for our DARE Scholarship Fund to help students attend SSDP2019, our next international conference in Chicago, IL. Our goal is $5,000, which would help approximately 20 outstanding SSDPers get to the conference and pay for dinner for the People of Color Meetup.
Interested in applying for the DARE Scholarship? Stay tuned for the application announcement.
Check out this student testimony from SSDP2018 DARE Scholarship Recipient, Justine Balane '17:
"The DARE scholarship brought an activist like me, from a country 8000 miles away from the United States, to a space where I can expose the dangers of the War on Drugs inadvertently supported by US taxpayers. I come from the Philippines where a two-year War on Drugs has claimed more than 20,000 lives and undermined democracy in ways unimaginable in a modern society. Safe spaces like the SSDP conference are important for me to learn, exchange ideas and strengthen our movement against the brutal killings of the poor. It helped me get a clearer sense of how we build our movement and how friends from across the globe can help."