The Lex Files | Ep. 8 | Dr. Nicholas Powers on Psychedelics and Race

Written By: Lex Pelger

Jul 26, 2020

Episode Notes:

Dr. Nicholas Powers is a poet, a journalist and a college professor who explores the racial dimensions of psychedelia. He co-hosted the long running New York City College Poetry Slam at the Nuyorican Café. Today he discusses decriminalization, positive action, and how the psychedelic renaissance can help the poor.

And we didn’t even get a chance to talk about his book, ‘The Ground Below Zero – 9/11 to Burning Man, New Orleans to Darfur, Haiti to Occupy Wall Street’ (which is as wild as it sounds):
http://www.upsetpress.org/tag/nicholas-powers/

His writing at the Indypendent:
https://indypendent.org/authors/nicholas-powers/

Articles:
Truthout: ‘I’m Protesting for a World That Affirms My Black Son’s Life Matters’
https://truthout.org/articles/im-protesting-for-a-world-that-affirms-my-black-sons-life-matters/

MAPS: ‘Black Masks, Rainbow Bodies: Psychedelics and Race’
https://maps.org/news/bulletin/articles/429-maps-bulletin-spring-2018-vol-28-no-1/7268-black-masks,-rainbow-bodies-psychedelics-and-race

His talk of the same name at Horizons 2017:
https://vimeo.com/237699822

 

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