People of Color Psychedelic Collective (POCPC)

The POCPC brings psychedelic education to people of color. The organization creates spaces for people of color to learn about the harms of the war on drugs and the healing properties of psychedelics. Co-host Desa chats with Ifetayo Harvey about the formation of the organization, the growing use of psychedelics, and how communities can educate themselves about psychedelics.

People of Color Psychedelic Collective (POCPC)


Ifetayo Harvey is the Executive Director of the People of Color Psychedelic Collective (POCPC), which educates and builds community with people of color interested in psychedelics and ending the war on drugs. Ifetayo is a 2022 Soros Justice fellow building a coalition of organizations and workers in the psychedelic field who want to shape the future of psychedelics. Ifetayo’s experience growing up with her father in prison brought her to drug policy reform work in 2013 as an intern at the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) and then joined them full-time in 2016. In 2013, Ifetayo was the opening plenary speaker at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Denver, Colorado. Ifetayo comes from a family of seven children raised by her mother in Charleston, South Carolina. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Smith College in history and African studies, where the college awarded her Outstanding Student Leader of the Year in 2014. She currently lives in New York City.


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Desa, D. (Producer). (2024, February 9). People of Color Psychedelic Collective (POCPC) [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from

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