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Saturday, March 18 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Don't leave me lost in the Underworld: Accessibility justice and Pagan Rituals

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Many of us strive to be inclusive of all bodies in ritual, yet we live in an ableist overculture that can make it challenging to even understand what radical access might be. In this workshop, we will discuss and share how the language we use, how we manage transitions, and set-up ritual spaces can open or close possibilities for participants. The presenters are three disabled, queer and trans, Reclaiming witches with white privilege who will facilitate an honest, humorous and constructive conversation about why accessibility justice matter in Paganism. We will share experiences and learning moments, and encourage participants to do so as well. Come prepared to descend into discomfort so that we can emerge into a broader understanding of accessibility.

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avatar for Alex Iantaffi

Alex Iantaffi

I am a trans masculine, non-binary, Reclaiming Feri and Queer Mysteries initiate, parent, mentor, family therapist, scholar, priestess, immigrant, community organizer and writer, who strives to live an integrated life and has a life-long passion for social justice. My hearth and communities are central to my life and practices. I have been living in the Upper Mississippi Valley, specifically South Minneapolis, since 2008 and I call Winter... Read More →
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Eddy Samara

I am a queer, transmasculine, disabled witch, storyteller, radical parent, poet-priestess. For as long as I can remember I have been a writer, spinning lines like a web to hold myself together, to find a thread of connection with those around me. Today, I meditate with my eyes wide open, practice the sacred spell of showing up, and still believe that words can change the world. My witchy roots now span multiple decades, winding through... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
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