Crowdcast Event

Decolonization, Collective Liberation, & Intersectional Solidarity

Psychedelic Community & Racial Justice series, part 2/4


Danielle Herrera, Paula Kahn, Yarelix Estrada, & moderated by Mohawk Greene


Streamed via Crowdcast July 4, 2020

This is a replay of our Crowdcast streamed July 4, 2020.


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Psychedelic Community & Racial Justice series, part 2/4


The killing of George Floyd has once again put the spotlight on the ongoing systemic issues of racial injustice, police violence, and criminalization of marginalized BIPOC communities. The psychedelic community must stand in solidarity with wider activism for collective liberation, including and extending far beyond ending the war on drugs.


Where do we go from here? How do we build a better, more equitable and caring future?


Part 2: Decolonization, Collective Liberation, & Intersectional Solidarity


How do we embody decolonization at the individual and collective level? On “Independence Day,” we’ll offer a roadmap via the intersections of Indigenous rights, intergenerational healing, and environmental, migrant, and racial justice.


Each utilizing a harm reduction lens, join psychedelic psychotherapist Danielle Herrera, decarceration strategist Paula Kahn, researcher Yarelix Estrada, and community educator Mohawk Greene as moderator.


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Danielle M. Herrera, MA, MFT (she/her), is a mixed-indigenous Harm Reduction Psychotherapist with Harm Reduction Therapy Center on their community programs team in San Francisco and a Psychedelic Psychotherapist with Sage Institute in Oakland, the first ever low-fee/sliding-scale psychedelic therapy clinic prioritizing access to those with historical inaccess to psychedelic integration and medicines.


Paula Kahn (she/they) is Decarceration Strategist at Freedom for Immigrants and co-founder of CosmoVisiones Ancestrales, a pan-indigenous mutual aid collective that advocates for indigenous rights and environmental justice. Their early politicization in decriminalization and decarceration was shaped by Black & Brown community organizers that initiated the Black Lives Matter movement, Dignity and Power Now, the LA Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission, and the Justice LA Coalition.


Yarelix Estrada (she/her) is a harm reduction researcher and outreach worker with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Director of the New York City Psychedelic Society. She received her Master of Science in Public Health Policy at Johns Hopkins University.


Moderator Mohawk Greene (they/them) is an Outreach Coordinator for DanceSafe, President of New York DanceSafe, and the Technical Program Manager at NEXT Distro. They organize and oversee harm reduction, health & safety outreach in festival and nightlife settings, give lectures, collaborate with drug reform agencies such as Drug Policy Alliance, and, through their page MohawkTheEducator on social media, spread awareness on topics related to harm reduction and drug policy.

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