What’s the one thing you need to have a great experience with psychedelics or succeed in psychedelic research? MEN. Nearly all of the world’s psychedelic research groups and funding organizations are led by men, even though women make up more than half of the clinicians, research staff, volunteers, and visionaries fueling and guiding these institutions. Most psychedelic conferences, community groups, and venues are likewise headlined, organized, and led by men, even though women make up a large segment of the attendees, public speakers, and social activists. And while there is more diversity within the leadership of shamanic and religious circles, these settings are not always safe for women. Bullying, manipulation, coercion, sexual assault, and abuse are common in both ritual and research spaces that are dominated and led by men.
We want to change this, so we have brought together powerful women from the psychedelic community who are not afraid to speak out on this important issue. Join host Katherine MacLean, PhD and panelists Sitaramaya Sita, Dimitri Mugianis, Britta Love, and Lily Ross on a wild journey from academia to the Amazon, as they share from their personal and professional experiences to illuminate and critique the current atmosphere of (cis) male domination within psychedelics. They will also explore how the patriarchal perspective and structure impacts all members of the psychedelic community, including cis male allies and gender-queer and gender non-binary individuals. After the panel, we will have time for audience members to share their own stories and find support in community. We need your passion and your voice; because the psychedelic patriarchy isn’t going to smash itself.
$25 at the door
tickets are non-refundable