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Empyrean: The People of Color Psychedelics Conference (Canceled)

A conference for people of color who are interested in psychedelics, drug policy and larger social justice movements.

Empyrean: The People of Color Psychedelics Conference (Canceled)

A conference for people of color who are interested in psychedelics, drug policy and larger social justice movements.

$1,371
pledged of $12,000pledged of $12,000 goal
26
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 25 2019

About

         The People of Color Psychedelic Society (POCPSY) invites you to attend Empyrean, a conference for people of color interested in all things psychedelics. POCPSY started in November 2017, when Duane David of Society for Exploration of Altered States and Ifetayo Harvey started holding monthly calls for people of color in drug policy & psychedelic movements to come together to reflect on our experiences and began building our own movement. Now we invite you to join ours. 

          We are living in a historical moment in which trauma is being incurred at high levels. People urgently need healing and care. Educating communities on psychedelics and plant medicine will allow people to approach their health and healing in an  autonomous way. It will decentralize healthcare so that people can take preventative measures to protect themselves from chronic illnesses that people with exposure to trauma or high levels of stress are susceptible to.

      In order for the conference to take place, we’ll need money to  give speaker's honorarium,  proper accommodations, to provide food for attendees, and to document the event to make it accessible in the future. 

     The overarching goal is to establish an international collective of people of color studying and working on psychedelics, drug policy, and a space of support. Our work would cover critical conversations around psychedelics, safe usage, demilitarization, decriminalization, and conflict transformation among other topics. We'll have several talks, workshops, and opportunities for making contacts. As a result of the gatherings, we will create an informed political base and create harm reduction materials. From this base, we can support individuals of color to make policy changes such as all drug decriminalization and legalization needed to expand knowledge around psychedelics as well as collective healing. 

Register for the event:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/empyrean-people-of-color-psychedelics-conference-tickets-65388471679 

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