In this episode, David Drapkin interviews Ifetayo Harvey: Social media manager for Caring Across Generations and Founder of the People of Color Psychedelic Collective (POCPC), which educates and builds community for people of color who are interested in psychedelics and ending the drug war. She talks about what it was like to have her father be arrested and sent to jail for selling cannabis; her realization of our history of systemic racism and law enforcement’s disproportionate targeting of Black people; what we can learn from the pitfalls of legal cannabis and the ongoing opioid crisis; and the importance of centering society around care and caregiving. They talk a lot about “blue sky thinking,” and how a lot of problems exist largely because we’ve grown comfortable in complicity and simply haven’t come together to say: “We want this to change.” Harvey will be a part of our upcoming Convergence conference/festival, which we also just announced features psychedelic legend, Hamilton Morris! Convergence is happening October 20-23 at the Wisdome in Los Angeles.
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