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Join our huge and varied Pagan, Heathen, Wiccan, Reconstructionist, Indigenous, spiritual and magical groups in education and celebration February 2016 in San Jose, CA. More information can be found about the conference at www.pantheacon.com

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Sunday, February 19 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Loving Our Monsters

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Why do monsters matter? As cultural figures, religious icons, tales of terror, and staunch companions, monsters have been with us--and in us--for as long as stories have. This discussion will range from colonial history to contemporary crisis, mythology to modern bodies, looking at ways monster stories have been used to dehumanize and justify violence against various groups of people--just as they have been used as sources of identification, strength, and liberation. Together, we will explore the power and potential of the monsters we are kin to, and the deep value in bringing them home.

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Elena Rose

A storyteller from rural Oregon, Elena Rose has distinguished herself as a writer and educator on intersectional justice issues. Her approach balances deep scholarship with an equal dedication to accessible, approachable learning wherever people may come from. Elena lives and works in the Bay Area, and serves on the board of Solar Cross Temple.


Sunday February 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Cedar