gal-dem: Here’s Why Black People in the UK are Turning to Psychedelics

Summary: Learn about the expansion of psychedelic activism in Black communities throughout the United Kingdom, the importance of equitable access to psychedelic medicine, and how the field of psychedelics benefits from strong platforms for people of color to participate in the future of psychedelic therapy. “For all the promise of psychedelics being mainstreamed, drug policy advocate Camille Barton agrees that the absence of Black voices shaping the debate on what a future psychedelic field could look like is problematic,” explains gal-dem. “As an advisor to MAPS, Camille was one of the core organisers for last year’s Cultural Trauma and Psychedelic Therapies workshop, a precursor to the first MDMA psychotherapy training for therapists of colour.”

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