Presentation: "Investing in Intergenerational Wisdom”
Elise Szabo (they/them or she/her) is a Movement Building Fellow with Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), working out of the Oakland, CA office and supporting young people organizing to end drug criminalization. Elise began their work in the world of drug policy reform in high school, after writing a research paper on the use of psychedelics in therapy. After their leadership with an SSDP chapter while studying Philosophy and engaging in various areas of student activism at Kent State University, Elise served on SSDP's student-led Board of Directors before joining staff. Largely inspired from mentors in the drug policy reform movement, as well as adrienne maree brown's Emergent Strategy and Pleasure Activism, Elise's primary areas of focus include youth advocacy and movement building, transformational justice and community-based conflict resolution, and drug harm reduction.