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Saturday, March 17 • 4:15pm - 6:15pm
People of the Entire Earth: Clearing Up Confusion About Pagan Cultural Adoption and Appropriation.

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A peculiarly American preoccupation, and even more an American Pagan one, our attempts to adopt practices from both our mixed cultural heritages and those that surround us have resulted in a lot of confusion, finger-pointing, and accusations of “cultural appropriation”, “theft”, “ownership”, “Inheritance”, and “rights” for identifying with a cultural religion – often times unfounded, often times correct. This workshop – which means work, not simply discussion – will put you to task to engage with the definitions of cultural studies terminology, notions of identity, and hard questions that need to be addressed about what we Americans of mixed heritage who practice culturally-informed new religions actually have the right to, and what processes – syncretism, adaptation, appropriation, and healthy relationships – we need to understand better.
Facilitator: Murphy Pizza, Ph.D
Anthropologist, Author, and Witch Doctor


Saturday March 17, 2018 4:15pm - 6:15pm CDT
Terrace 4 AV