Hollyhock Presenters

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Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

People smiling at Activate 2023 Hollyhock Leadership Institute

Alycia Fridkin

Alycia Fridkin is an equity and anti-racism health policy activist who has been working in public health and harm reduction settings for over two decades. Her drug policy work has included overdose crisis response, decriminalization, access to safe supply, and engaging people with lived experience in decision-making. She also supports organizations and governments in addressing systemic racism, disrupting white supremacy, and meaningfully involving Indigenous peoples in health policy. Alycia is a queer Jewish White settler living in Vancouver, BC on the unceded homelands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Peoples.