Closing: Why is Ending the War on Drugs a Jewish and Psychedelic Imperative?
A Discussion Featuring Natalie Lyla Ginsberg
, Mitchell Gomez
, Paula Graciela Avila Kahn
, Rabbi Arthur Green
, Yitz Jordan
, Ethan Nadelmann PhD
and Rachel Wissner
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), DanceSafe, Cosmovisiones Ancestrales, Freedom for Immigrants, Hebrew College, TribeHerald, Drug Policy Alliance & Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Natalie Lyla Ginsberg co-founded the Jewish Psychedelic Summit. She is the Director of Policy & Advocacy at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), where she works to disentangle science from political partisanship, and to create safe, equitable and regulated access to psychedelics, and all criminalized substances.
Drug prohibition has always been a tool of scapegoating and criminalizing indigenous practices and people of color. As a Jewish people, we are no strangers to racism, religious persecution and scapegoating. To end the Drug War is a form of tikun olam—repair the world—ending unjust policies that undermine freedom everywhere.
Stay with us as we end our day and our first Jewish Psychedelic Summit with a birkat siyum - a closing and grounding blessing - from Rabbi Arthur Green.