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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

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Jun 02, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM MDT

Mercury Cafe, 2821, 2199 California St, Denver, CO 80205, USA

About The Event

Psychedelic Professionals Meetup Groups are happening!  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 June meetup, we are excited to welcome an amazing panel to help us examine power, privilege, culture, and the psychedelic movement from the experiences and perspectives of Black and Indigenous persons in the community and other Persons of Color. Please help us welcome: Veronica Lightninghorse, Iskõn Rawa, Sabrina Frometa,  and Renee Chacon. This will be a very important conversation for all of us to engage, please mark your calendars and plan to join us!

Panelist Bios:

Renee M. Chacon, is Diné/Xicana/ Filipina from Southern Colorado and New Mexico. She is a Popoxcihuatl for Kalpulli ColorAztlan, is the Co Founder and Executive Director of Womxn from the Mountain an indigenous womxn-led nonprofit, and most importantly the Mama of two lils. She works as a Cultural Educator and is on the Environmental Justice Task Force with several environmental justice initiatives to stop environmental racism in Commerce City CO. Check out the film https://www.suncorsundown.org/ and how to please share, support, and protect disproportionately impacted communities from the cumulative impacts of particulate pollution, climate change, and predatory behaviors.

Iskõn Rawa. I am a Wisdom Keeper of my lineages and traditions. My formal training is in the field of education and sociology. Currently my practice is focus on mastering the teachings of Toltec Shamanism and walking the path of Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine. In addition, I have begun to study Jungian Analysis to increase my own understandings of society and mental health.

Veronica Lightning Horse Perez is of mixed Indigenous ancestry, and speaks as A woman of color not for Indigenous people or any BIPOC community. She has served in a healing capacity most of her life but only fully stepped into that role for the past decade. Her mission is to serve in any capacity she is called to, and awareness and harm reduction in the psychedelic realm is paramount to our relationships with each other and our shared, and very wounded Mother Earth.

Sabrina Frometa, daughter of Calixto Frometa and Ana Rita Ventura, who both migrated from the Ayiti/Dominican Republic is the Founder of YAYA. YAYA is a creative studio that provides decolonized learning and creative development for makers, creators and organizations across Black and indigenous diasporas. Part cacao farmer, producer, creative talent recruiter and latch-key kid, Sabrina is most known for being a connector of souls! She/Ella is moved to action by the ancestral wisdoms of communities of color across the globe, and protecting plant medicines and their rightful stewards has become a critical part of her work in recent years having collaborated with the Detroit Psychedelic Conference, SPORE, The National Entheogenic Council, The Psychedelic Justice Council and other emerging projects in the drug space.

If you have ideas for topics or presentations for these meetup groups or would like to be more involved, please contact us! Please support the Mercury Cafe by purchasing food or drink during our event.

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