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Katharine Celentano
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Katharine Celentano, Secretary of Students for Sensible Drug Policy's Board of Directors, is an undergraduate at Columbia University studying Neuroscience and Behavior and Economics. Katharine’s experience within the recovery community, including spending two years as a client of a residential psychiatric treatment facility, motivates her work towards a world where illness is not treated with handcuffs.

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Stigmatizing Marginalized People Is Not Progressive

(2) Comments | Posted October 12, 2012 | 2:43 PM

Imagine a progressive political organization puts out a TV attack ad that's creating buzz and getting people talking. What distinguishes the target in question, the ad's voice-over asks? Could someone else be as stupid, as clumsy, as lazy, as ugly and sluggish as this horrible person? Perhaps a "retard!" In...

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Tony Bennett Is Right That Legalizing Drugs Would Save Lives

(175) Comments | Posted February 14, 2012 | 3:18 PM

"First it was Michael Jackson, then it was Amy Winehouse and now the magnificent Whitney Houston. I'd like to have every gentleman and lady in this room commit themselves to get our government to legalize drugs. So they have to get it through a doctor, not just some gangsters that...

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