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La Santa Muerte: Mexico's Folksaint of the Downtrodden & Oppressed with Tomás Prower

La Santa Muerte: Mexico's Folksaint of the Downtrodden & Oppressed with Tomás Prower

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Aug 06, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT

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About the event

A guided exploration and explanation into Mexico's folksaint of  rebellion and activism, La Santa Muerte. As the unofficial patron saint  of outcasts, criminals, self-empowered women, and the queer community,  this death deity's reputation has often been slandered and  sensationalized in the media, but come join Latinx author and Santa  Muerte devotee Tomás Prower to go beyond the “outsider” stereotypes and  assumptions and explore why Mexico's most maligned find this deity of  Death as a refuge and utilize her power with revolutionary fervor to  live proudly and unabashedly as their occult selves in heavily-Catholic  Mexico.

This is a 90-120 minute, foundational level lecture.

About the Presenter:

Tomás Prower is a graduate of the University of California: Santa  Barbara with degrees in Global Socioeconomics and Latin American  Studies. With fluency in English, French, and Spanish, he has worked for  the French Government as a cultural liaison throughout South America  with extended assignments in Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, and the  Amazon jungle. Since then, he has been the External Relations Director  for the American Red Cross of Nevada, LGBT+ Programs Director for  entertainment productions in Los Angeles, and a licensed mortuary  professional in California and Nevada. Currently, Tomás resides in Palm  Springs, California, as the Director of Communications for the LGBTQ+  Center of the Coachella Valley.

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