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Lukumi Religion and LGBT People
Thursday 7 February @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm| £9
The Lukumi Religion and LGBT People
An Afro-Caribbean Religious Tradition
Lecture – Morgan Page
Lukumi (also called Santeria or Regla de Ocha) is an Afro-Diasporic religion from Cuba which is based around the worship of deities known as Orisha, as well as ancestor reverence. It is a communal religion that strives to bring people into alignment with their destinies through song, dance, sacrifice, and divination. Since its beginnings, it has been long associated – both positively and negatively – with an openness towards the LGBT community not found in the dominant Catholic religion. In this lecture, Lukumi priest Morgan Odofemí surveys the religion and its history, then discusses the celebrated and contested place LGBT people hold within it.
Morgan Odofemí is is a priest of Oshun in the Lukumí religion. Initiated in 2010 in the United States by her elders Ode Lenu and Eshu Okan Lade, she recently relocated from Canada to the United Kingdom. She is also a well-known community historian and activist within the LGBT community, and runs the trans history podcast One From the Vaults. We are honoured to host her at Treadwells.
Price: £9 Book online
Time: Arrive 7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start. No latecomers