Decriminalize Nature Oakland Educational Launch Rally

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There are some exciting actions happening in Oakland that we would love to share with you. A group has gathered in Oakland to put together a resolution to Decriminalize Nature* inspired by the Denver and Oregon ballot initiatives. Join the Decriminalize Nature movement at Omni Commons in Oakland (4799 Shattuck) on March 22 for a rally to educate, advocate, and connect with community.

*Decriminalize Nature refers to entheogenic plants, fungi, and natural sources (as defined herein), such as mushrooms, cacti, iboga containing plants and /or extracted combinations of plants similar to Ayahuasca; and limited to those containing the following types of compounds: indole amines, tryptamines, phenethylamines

The evening will begin with brief talks and testimonials from residents, thought leaders, researchers, and organizers of our beloved entheogenic community here in Oakland. Following the talks we will break out into tables to participate in hands-on activism, hosted by San Francisco Psychedelic Society, ERIE, Sacred Garden Community, Twisted Thistle Apothecary, Bloom Network, Decriminalize Nature California, Shinan Visionary Arts, and others. The actions will include letter writing, fundraising, and community building, as well as button making, flyer constructing, and silk screening with our epic new logo to wear proudly and loudly! Bring a blank t-shirt, sweatshirt or patch to print the new design on. Come hungry, as Conscious Kitchen will be offering delicious plant-based magic meals and curated alcohol-free drinks.

Evening Schedule:
5 - 6pm Doors open
6 - 7:00pm Speakers (including Elizabeth Bast, Chor Boogie, Ryan Miller, and more!)
7 - 7:30pm Community testimonials
7:30 - 7:45pm break
7:45 - 9pm Break out tables, letter writing, t-shirt printing, button making
9:00 - 10pm Music

Ticket prices:
Super early bird: $5.10* (ends 3/10/19 *cost of the Oakland area code :)
Early bird: $15 (3/11-3/17)
General Admission: $25 (3/17-3/22) $30 at the door
Supporter: $125- includes preferred seating, a photo with the speakers and a Decrim Nature t-shirt

To reserve your tickets today go to this link:

*A meetup rsvp does not guarantee entrance, please make sure to grab your ticket at the link to reserve your spot, please contact us directly if you have any difficulties with the link*

Decriminalize Nature Oakland: Restoring our roots envisions that through the decriminalization of entheogenic plants and fungi, we can restore our root connection to nature and improve human health and well-being. This statement reflects the need for active engagement to repair this sacred relationship to natural plants and fungi. But this community has already completed the hard work of tilling the soil and planting the seeds. Now the ground is fertile for those seeds to sprout and blossom. Wouldn’t it be nice to have the freedom to work with these ancient sacred medicines that offer direct knowledge without the fear of persecution? Wouldn’t it be nice to address the set and setting elephant in the room - to reduce the immediate fear of persecution involved while engaging our right to access natural healing and insight - by decriminalizing entheogenic plants and fungi?

With your help we can make this happen, but we need everybody’s support. Join the movement to restore our relationship to nature and advocate for our inalienable right to cognitive liberty and the freedom to explore our own consciousness.

This is one of the first of several celebrations in Oakland weaving education, community building, and advocacy to decriminalize nature. Come bask in the beauty of community standing together in direct action for what we consider essential for the health and well-being of the planet and ourselves. We invite you to learn more about this initiative, participate in skill sharing activities, and save the dates and get the word out to help support this sprouting movement! Let’s Decriminalize Nature!