Sat, Aug 06|
La Santa Muerte: Mexico's Folksaint of the Downtrodden & Oppressed with Tomás Prower
Time & Location
Aug 06, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
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.