Thu, Mar 16|
Junkyard Social Club
Psychedelic Professionals Meet: BOULDER
For psychedelic professionals, researchers, practitioners, and activists to learn, share, network, and connect in community. Let's keep Colorado leading the way forward in transforming our relationships with drugs and medicines.
Time & Location
Mar 16, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Junkyard Social Club, 2525 Frontier Ave Unit A, Boulder, CO 80301, USA
About The Event
Psychedelic Professionals Meetup Groups are in Boulder, Denver, and Fort Collins! Let's keep Colorado on the leading edge of psychedelic medicine work by coming together in community to learn, share, and grow. Each Psychedelic Professionals Meetup Group starts with an informative topic relevant to research, practice, policy, or activism around psychedelic medicines, followed by open discussion and an opportunity to connect with like-minded others.
We are excited to have a new home in Boulder at Junkyard Social, the third Thursday of each month! For March, we are honored to welcome Kuthoomi Castro for an evening of dialogue about ancestral roots, culture, lineage elders, sacredness, spiritual grief, and community based healing through an indigenous lens. Some questiosn that we will be working with are: Who are you culturally? What is your relationship to your ancestry? How are you working through your cultural grief? How are you embracing your generational trauma and healing? We will also explore the complications presented when sacred plant medicines are used outside of their original cultural context and ancestral roots. We'll offer suggestions and questions to ask when looking for plant medicine ceremony holders locally who are respectful stewards of medicine and culture.
Kuthoomi Castro (They/Elle) is a Queer/Transgender Indigenous Latinex born and raised in Ecuador, living in Boulder, CO. They are a clinical metal health counselor, wellness professional, and Curandero (sacred medicine carrier) with expertise in transpersonal and social justice counseling, relationship dynamics, personal and spiritual growth, and sacred practices from their indigenous South American tradition (Andean Cosmovision). Their therapy work is rooted in a client-centered approach from an Indigenous lens, and they hold acceptance, compassion, and presence through a pluricultural and inclusive lens. Their approach is strongly informed by the mindfulness and contemplative education of Naropa University, The Learning Love Institute education on interpersonal relationships, their native Mestizo-Kichwa roots from South America, and a social justice and inclusive framework acquired throughout their life experience as an Indigenous activist and lately, working at Safe House Progressive Alliance for nonviolence since 2019.
Suggested donation of $10, payable at the door. Door fee goes toward supporting the non-profit work of The Nowak Society. If you have ideas for topics or presentations for these meetup groups or would like to be more involved, please contact us!
Finally, if you have a brochure, flyer or business card you want to display, please bring them! We kindly request that anything advertised is legal and aboveboard, but otherwise we're happy to make space for you to share your offerings with the larger community.