Event Details...PPD Celebration: October 7 & 8, 2017
Location: Freight House Square, Tacoma WA, 430 E 25th St.
Sponsors: Puget Sound Pagan Pride
Benefits: NW Harvest
Sarvey Wildlife Center
Event Organizer(s): Michaela Rand
We are an official 501 (c) (3) Non-profit that is part of the national Pagan Pride Project which helps to educate the community and dispel the myths and falsehoods of Paganism. Every fall, we host an annual festival/event which includes vendors, classes, rituals, entertainment, kid’s activities and so much more. We welcome people of all paths and traditions.
The purpose of Puget Sound Pagan Pride is the cultivation of a sense of community and elimination of prejudice and discrimination based on religious beliefs, specifically those religions that fall under the definition of “Pagan”. We define a Pagan as someone who either practices a polytheistic or nature-based system of spirituality, or who self-identifies as pagan.
The mission of the Pagan Pride Project is to foster pride in Pagan identity through education, activism, charity and community.
Education: We're never going to be able to practice our spiritual paths openly if we don't give the public accurate information about what we do and do not do.
Activism: People aren't necessarily going to go out of their way to find out what Pagans really do. We have to have the courage to act on our convictions and do what we need to do.
Charity: We know that what we do returns to us. We need to demonstrate this by offering compassion to our communities where it is needed. When we share our own abundance, we show that we trust the Gods to share abundance with us in return.
Community: We're never going to be able to practice openly if we don't know anyone else in our local Pagan communities. We need to weave networking webs in our cities, in our towns, in our rural areas. We need these webs to support one another. That support will also show those who would restrict our practice that we are not just a few isolated wackos, but are a growing congregation of people who adhere to a faith that, while different, is as valid as their own.