Panel: Psychedelic Activism: How to Get Involved
Joshua White (he/him/his) is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Fireside Project, a non-profit that operates the Psychedelic Peer Support Line. Launched in April 2021, they have provided free, confidential support by phone and text message to more than 400 people during and after their psychedelic experiences. Before starting Fireside Project, Joshua served as a crisis counselor at San Francisco Safe & Sound’s TALK Line and provided peer support at festivals such as Burning Man and Lightning in a Bottle. Joshua has spent 17 years as a lawyer practicing civil litigation and advising public entities. He spent 11 years as a Deputy City Attorney at the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, focusing on suing businesses exploiting vulnerable communities. He co-taught a nationally renowned clinic at the Yale Law School, where he helped students generate and litigate public interest impact litigation lawsuits.