set the altar: queer interfaith life, spirituality + identity

Saturday July 18th
1:00pm-3:00pm EST
With Olivia Ahn
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Set The Altar is a collective tending space where participants are encouraged to honor a god/godess/gxdxx, diety, divinity, saint  and/or ancestor that they currently work with in their spiritual and/or religious practice that supports and protects them either in their queer identity or cultural lineage. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
Participants will be encouraged to engage in a storytelling of the origin of the ancestor/spirit/deity/saint and what role they play, energy they bring, and what they represent in their cultural context and their life. The facilitator will also create a precedent context of how spirits, deities, saints, patrons, and ancestors + that we engage, honor, and energetically/spiritually work with has been the everlasting technology of our communities and cultures that has endured and will continue to remain resilient. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Space will also be held to share and learn from our experiences as QTBIPOC  interfaith, religious, and/or spiritual people in the aim to cultivate and celebrate our current practices.
This space is a community offering that will be a combination of creative visioning, cultivating/skill sharing spiritual technologies, intimacy building, and deep heart work. This will be the beginning of a proposed queer spiritual anthropological effort to honor those who have carried us through the eras and ethos of our times.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

This is a QTBIPOC (Queer/Trans Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color) centered space and is intended as an offering specifically for QTBIPOC people.⁣⁣

olivia ahn (they/o) is a community-based healing practitioner, researcher, and visual storyteller in new york city centering qtbipoc communities. they are honored to follow the lineage of corean-chinese diaspora and queer indigeneity. they humbly serve in the spirit of their ancestors.