East Bay Science Cafe - Drugs, Plants, Brain, Mind

Presentation | October 10 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 David Presti, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

 Science@Cal

For millennia, humans have cultivated relationships with psychoactive plants and fungi – relationships embedded within and guided by ritual frameworks honoring the powers of these plants and fungi as allies. As cultures have evolved, so also have these plant-fungal-human interactions. Our current era is one of reduction of organisms to molecules, and the commodification of just about everything that is marketable. How might ritual and respect be maintained in the presence of reduction and commodification?

Join us at Cafe Leila on San Pablo Avenue for an evening of science, conversation, and community.

We’re grateful to Cafe Leila for hosting our series. Please show your support by enjoying their delicious cuisine, artisanal teas, fine coffee drinks, and more. Please arrive early to secure a seat and enjoy your meal!

BYOB (wine and beer) is welcome with purchase of any menu item.

 All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

 All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

 Food and Drink available for purchase. BYOB (wine and beer) is welcome with purchase of any menu item.

 scienceatcal@berkeley.edu