- October 18, 2019
- 7:00 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Join integral health expert Natalie Metz for a conversation with journalist and author Nicholas Powers exploring the intersection of the psychedelic renaissance and social justice. How do the surreal, playful, and New Age dimensions of the psychedelic counter-culture align with or clash against social justice movements?
In the new narrative of psychedelics as a beneficial tool to heal trauma, many communities who have the greatest need for trauma healing may not have access to these benefits. How realistic is this practice for those in jail, in public housing, in deep rural poverty?
Join Nicholas and Natalie for an exploration of the possibilities for psychedelic integration in the 21st Century.
This conversation does not promote, facilitate, or require the use of psychedelics. This event and the views expressed by the presenter(s) are not a reflection of the views of California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), its Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research, or the individuals employed by CIIS.
Nicholas Powers is a poet, journalist and associate professor of literature. His book The Ground Below Zero: 9/11 to Burning Man, New Orleans to Darfur, Haiti to Occupy Wall Street was published by Upset Press. His writings have appeared in Truth Out, Huffington Post, Raw Story, The Indypendent and the Village Voice.
Natalie Metz is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in practice in Oakland who focuses on women's health, botanical medicine, and digestive wellness. A large part of her practice is the natural management of cervical dysplasia and compassionate gynecological care. During medical school, she pursued additional training in herbalism, midwifery, and naturopathic philosophy. She helped found the Naturopathic Gathering, an annual philosophy conference, and taught within the botanical medicine NPLEX review curricula. She received her bachelor's degree in chemistry and has a background as a medicinal chemist designing novel pharmaceutical agents. She serves as faculty for several educational institutions, is featured in the documentary The Future of Medicine, and is a contributing author for the Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine textbook. She is a graduate of the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program, and teaches in the Integrative Health Studies department and the Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research, all housed at CIIS. She is a lifelong student and lover of art, dance and music and enjoys sharing her passion for life with the world. For more information about her practice, please visit her website.
Dr. Natalie teaches Integrative Nutrition, The Integrative Body, and Holistic Medicine and Modalities at CIIS. Read more about these courses here.