2019 Women’s Visionary Congress

The WVC is delighted to announce the 11th annual Women’s Visionary Congress. After a three-year hiatus, the 2019 Women’s Congress will gather at the Omni Commons in Oakland, CA from June 14-16, 2019. Tickets are available here.

Since 2007, the Women’s Congress has presented talks from activists, healers, artists, and researchers who work with non-ordinary states of consciousness. While we preference the voices of women, WVC events are open to people of all genders. Bios of the speakers can be found here.

This year’s Women’s Congress features a group of groundbreaking activists including Ohlone elder Corrina Gould of the Sogorea Te' Land Trust, Sunshine Lencho of Flow Kana, Ifetayo Harvey of POC in Psychedelics, Lanese Martin of The Hood Incubator, Madalyn McElwain of DanceSafe, Ismail Ali of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, (MAPS), WVC board member Annie Oak of Take 3 Presents, Christine Stenquist of Together for Responsible Use and Cannabis Education (TRUCE Utah), and Elise Szabo of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP).

The healers presenting are also activists in their own right. They include author and therapist Ann Shulgin, herbalist and classical homeopath Maya Blow Soul Flower Farm, nurse practitioner Mariavittoria Mangini, community food reformer Joy Moore, and psychologist and ketamine specialist Raquel Bennett of the KRIYA Institute. Artists Gisele Fernandes-Osterhold, Maria Padilha, and Tania Abdul will present with the Afro-Brazilian performance group Mulhercatu. Tea service is provided by the Full Circle Tea House led by Cat Ho. Lunch and snacks provided by food activist Emma Sanchez.

The 2019 Women’s Congress will also highlight the work of researchers including ethnobotanist Jane Straight, publisher Scott Bodarky, somatic psychotherapist Eleonora Molnar, and Josie of Psychonautwiki. On Saturday evening, June 15, Jennifer Dumpert will present a workshop that explores consciousness using liminal dream practices. Participants are invited to join the Oneironauticum, a worldwide dream event.  

Please send any questions about this event to info@visionarycongress.org. See you there!