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Sun, Sep 20


Mercury Cafe

Psychedelic Professionals Meet: Denver

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.

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Psychedelic Professionals Meet: Denver
Psychedelic Professionals Meet: Denver

Time & Location

Sep 20, 2020, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM MDT

Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St, Denver, CO 80205, USA

About the event

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. 

For our September gathering, we are excited to welcome Naropa professor, Ian E. Wickramasekera II, PsyD, speaking on "Psychedelics and Social Justice: Overcoming Internalized Oppression with LSD." A large number of people of color often report suffering from anxiety, depression, and other trauma related symptoms stemming from how they negatively view their own racial background.  This phenomenon has been called internalized oppression and it can affect any member of a marginalized social group who experiences discrimination due to internalized forms of racism, sexism, ableism, etc.  In this presentation Dr. Wickramasekera will describe his own journey of self-discovery and transcendence of internalized racism as a person of color and how LSD in particular helped him to acknowledge and transcend his internalized oppression.

We are meeting in-person on the second floor of the Mercury Cafe. The Mercury Cafe will have tables spaced apart for social distancing, so seating is limited. Please confirm your space by purchasing a $5 ticket for the event. Masks are required for socializing and mingling when not seated at your table with food or drink. 

We will livestream this talk on Facebook. Visit our Nowak Society Facebook page around 5:45/6pm on Sunday to view the Livestream, or watch the recorded video later on our website.

We look forward to seeing you there or on FB!


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