Value Mushrooms


2016 September 20: The Aware Project is partnering with the 920 Coalition ( to host Dr. David Tripp (No, really, his name is Dr. Tripp!) from Antioch University Los Angeles.

The 920 Coalition organizes events around the world each year on 9/20, focused on research and the role that psychedelic psilocybin mushrooms play in our society and health care system. (Learn more below)

TITLE: "Value Mushrooms for Mushroom Values"

DESCRIPTION: In recent years, we've seen a return to scientific research aimed at understanding the healing potential of psychedelics and gaining a clearer understanding of how they work in the human body. This talk briefly covers some of the more exciting aspects of that work in terms of psilocybin mushrooms, and then shifts to make a case for a different understanding of the value of psychedelics—how we can work with mushrooms to change our personal, relational, and political value systems and live lives informed by 'Mushroom Values'.

BIO: David Tripp (Ph.D., Social Ethics), has taught a broad range of courses meant to awaken consciousness and critical thinking at Antioch University Los Angeles since 1989. In recent years, his teaching has focused on psychedelics, consciousness, and madness. He created and served as the Founding Director of the Bridge Program in 1999—a Humanities focused free college level educational program for the poor of Los Angeles. And he was a founding member of the All Saints AIDS Services Center in the mid-1980s where he served as a support group facilitator and an editor of the monthly AIDS Journal Asklepios.

ABOUT 920 The 920 Coalition is a collaboration of the following organizations, and individuals around the world.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) Estudiantes por una Política Sensata de Drogas, México Psymposia Little Saints Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP) Women and Entheogens The Psychedelic Society Psychedelic Seminars ERIE (Entheogenic Research, Integration, and Education) Aware Project Psylence Enpsychedelia Psychedemia

If your organization is interested in joining the coalition or organizing a 9/20 event, please contact us below. Organizations and individuals around the world are planning public and private events and get togethers to celebrate 9/20. There will be Speaker Events, Screenings, Demonstrations, Small Educational Meetings, Parties, Concerts, and small gatherings at homes. If you'd like your event to be listed on our calendar or if you want to get in touch with other people who are organizing events near you, please email us at THE 920 MISSION

The 920 Coalition is a collaboration of non-profit organizations and individuals organizing annual events around the world on 9/20 to bring attention to the role of psilocybin mushrooms in our society and health care system.

Members of the coalition bring a wide range of perspectives and expertise on psilocybin and a shared belief that this plant medicine plays an important role in culture and healing. We are particularly interested in supporting people of color and queer identifying people who have frequently been excluded from advocacy and services around psychedelics.

The broad prohibitions on the use of psilocybin in many countries are deeply misguided and there is now overwhelming evidence that they should be changed. The Coalition is working to increase awareness of recent medical research as well as traditional healing uses that have been practiced for thousands of years in many regions of the world. RECENT NEWS AND RESEARCH

The Independent Magic mushrooms 'less harmful than thought' and should be reclassified, says leading psychiatrist

The New Yorker The Trip Treatment: Research into psychedelics, shut down for decades, is now yielding exciting results.

New York Times How Psychedelic Drugs Can Help Patients Face Death LSD and Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy for Anxiety

New York Times Hallucinogens Have Doctors Tuning In Again

New York Times The Guardian: Magic mushrooms may help with depression, say leading scientists

Pubmed Pubmed search for “psilocybin”: a good way to find latest research