Panel Discussion | Sacred and Queer


Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 6:00 p.m.

Presented in support of the ZMA's exhibition Medium, the fourth annual presentation will explore diverse spiritual pathways within the United States' cultural identity. Panelists will discuss religious practices born out of the African diaspora, including Santería and Ifa from Yoruban tradition, and the resurgence of 19th-century Spiritualism. They will consider how such practices allow for fluid gender identities and sexuality, and explore the ways participants find power outside heteronormative narratives.

Moderator: Dr. Brett Esaki, Georgia State University
Speakers: Lacey Prpić Hedtke, Vincent Mosley, Nayasia Coleman

The series is a part of LGBTQ History Month and seeks to unearth the stories and history of LGBTIQ communities. It is presented annually by KSU’s GLBTIQ Student Programs, the Zuckerman Museum of Art, and the Department of Museums, Archives and Rare Books.


Left: Stephanie Dowda. I Can See You When I Close My Eyes (detail), 2015. Archival print, edition 1 of 10, 43 × 51. Courtesy of the artist.
Right: Lacey Pripć Hedtke. From the Ectoplasm Selfies Series (detail), 2016-2017, Albumen print on watercolor paper, Courtesy of the artist, in collaboration with Maria Molteni 

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