WPD 6·20 envisions a time when synthetic and naturally occurring psychedelic medicines are better understood, made safely and legally available, and appreciated for all their beneficial, wondrous, and sacred uses.
WPD 6·20 shares frontier science and Indigenous wisdom to create awareness about the safe and therapeutic uses of synthetic and naturally occurring psychedelic medicines. Through traditional and social media, art, and music, this day of celebration and discussion engages and unites the curious and experienced.
WPD 6·20 upholds the essential values of sustainability, accessibility, diversity, inclusivity, transparency, and justice. We welcome collaborators and allies from across all identities, spectrums, ages, ethnicities, and geographies. Join us – better together!
WORLD PSYCHEDELICS DAY
June 20th, 2022
On 6·20 we recognize a new age of informed perspectives on the beneficial properties of both modern psychedelic compounds and ancient plant medicines and practices.
6·20 honours the Indigenous wisdom and frontier science that have brought about the current “Psychedelic Renaissance,” a movement which has grown out of the serious, dedicated work of thousands of scientists, therapists, individuals, and organizations challenging the distortions created by prohibition and the War On Drugs. Using social and mainstream media, online discussions, in-person events—health advisories permitting—art projects and music, 6·20 showcases important insights and increases global awareness of the therapeutic and life-enhancing potential of psychedelics when used responsibly.
WPD 620 is a project of International Psychedelics Awareness Foundation, a non-profit organization welcoming collaborators and allies across all identities, spectrums, and geographies and upholding the values of sustainability, accessibility, diversity, and inclusivity.
THE 6·20 PROJECT
World Psychedelics Day 6·20, 2021 planted the seed for an annual, global day of discussion and celebration dedicated to building awareness of, and respect for, the therapeutic and life-enhancing potential of synthetic psychedelics and traditional psychoactive plant medicines.
Henceforth, on June 20, and in the days leading up to it, WPD 6·20 will offer mainstream and local media, vloggers and online influencers, an exciting roster of confirmed international experts to call on along with pre-recorded interviews.
In 2021, we recorded a number of incisive online dialogues and trialogues with leading thinkers and activists. Click here for access to replay screenings.
This website will continually update information about WPD 6·20·22 related gatherings, concerts, and images from art projects around the world.
With your support and participation, WPD 6·20 will help create a discussion around the legal framework for psychedelic medicines; create awareness of the need to protect endangered psychedelic plants crucial to Indigenous cultures; and promote mental and spiritual well-being.
We acknowledge we are based on the unceded lands of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.
Our group includes: an internationally respected Indigenous leader in inclusion and reconciliation; producer-directors of 100’s of hours of television programming and educational content for high schools and universities; a business consultant and host/producer of several web series on psychedelics; an executive producer of a feature documentary on psychedelic medicine and a cybernaut youth leader psychology student. Our media output has received over 50 awards and has been widely reviewed. We’ve worked with and interviewed prominent leaders, innovators, scientists, doctors, and luminaries in the psychedelic field.
Building on our core competencies, we contracted with leading web designers, privacy experts, streaming and video packaging experts, and an award-winning 3D animator to bring you WPD 6•20•2021, and are looking forward to expanding our outreach in 2022.
We humbly aspire to be true allies of the Indigenous Peoples on whose unceded territories we live and work, and whose sacred psychedelic plant medicines have changed so many lives for the better.
DONORS AND SUPPORTERS
Thank you to our amazing supporters who contributed to our inaugural WPD 6-20!
CORPORATE FOUNDING DONORS
Dr. Lucas C. McCann
Jan Terje Bakler
Angela Ward, BSN RN-NC, CPTR
Arwah Fathia Mbarak
Christopher Petro, MD
Dr Elisabeth Serrano
Edelic Center for Ethnobotanical Services
Luciana Carvalho Se
El Gringo (Dustin Delisle)
Jade Alexis Sancho-Duser
Lisa & Greg Taylor
Jeffrey Lee Hayden
Rey (renee) Yoshi de Bakker