The 2001 Lindesmith Center/Drug Policy Foundation Conference

Drug Policies for the New Millennium

On May 30-June 2, 2001 The Lindesmith Center- Drug Policy Foundation convened the largest annual conference to date. Almost a thousand people joined together in Albuquerque, New Mexico to listen, discuss, debate, network and make new friends and allies.

Panel sessions, workshops and information tables prepared attendees to return home to begin or continue the common sense steps toward reducing the harms of drug abuse and drug prohibition.

On Saturday evening, Nora Callahan, Randy Credico, Chris Conrad, Mikki Norris and Virginia Resner were awarded the Robert C. Randall Award for Achievement in the Field of Citizen Action.

Staff and regional leaders of the November Coalition met from around
the country to discuss organizational goals.
Top row, left to right: Wava Porter, Andrew Epstein, Marcella Perrine,
Tina Cummings, Nora Callahan, Tiffani Lotze
Center row, left to right: Deitra Lied, Dominic Holden, Kelly Haber-Ali,
Kevin Black, Chris Lotze, Chuck Armsbury
Front row, left to right: Steve Gotzler, Tom Murlowski, John Chase, Mark Harrison

November Coalition leaders and staff having lunch with Dorothy Gaines who was released from prison after 6 years

Getting to know each other from New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Washington and California. November Coalition attendees take a break from the all-day seminars.


During a conference break, the local November Coalition chapter led a vigil at the Bernalillo County Detention Center. "No more drug war" was chanted, the Razor Wire was handed out, prisoners responded by banging on the cell windows and Albuquerque police officers drove by, handed and waved their support.