The Pagan Pride Project is a national non-profit organization that aims to advance religion and eliminate prejudice and discrimination based on religion. Their mission is to foster pride in Pagan identity through education, activism, charity and community. The project promotes tolerance and understanding between people with different belief systems. Under the Pagan Pride Project's umbrella, events have been hosted in all 50 states and several countries around the world since 1997. Although events are locally organized, each has the common thread of educating the community and ending discrimination based on spiritual beliefs. Each event must organize a donation drive that benefits a local charity in need.
WHAT IS PAGAN PRIDE DAY?
The Greater New Orleans Pagan Pride Project was formed in 2012 by a group of local Pagans who wanted to share their faith, meet other practitioners of Pagan faiths, and reduce religious discrimination in New Orleans. As the spiritual environment in New Orleans is truly eclectic, the Greater New Orleans Pagan Pride Project includes syncretic traditions like Voodoo & Hoodoo, and anyone who self-identifies as Pagan. Our first festival was held in 2013, and has grown annually. Take a look at our sponsorship deck for more information about past events.
We are excited to announce that 2017 marks the 5th Greater New Orleans Pagan Pride Day event!
WHAT ABOUT THE GREATER NEW ORLEANS PAGAN PRIDE PROJECT?
MEET OUR KREWE!
Emily is the president of the Greater New Orleans Pagan Pride Project. She is a non-profit educator with Energy Wise New Orleans. Emily has been a practicing Pagan for over 15 years.
Kimberly is the vice-president of the Greater New Orleans Pagan Pride Project. She is an artist and neuroscientist. Kimberly is a Shamanic teacher and belly dancer.
Angie is the Greater New Orleans Pagan Pride Project's treasurer. She is a food service manager in Baton Rouge. Angie practices Heathenism and Asatru.
Ty is the Greater New Orleans Pagan Pride Project's secretary and founding member, as well as the local coordinator to the Pagan Pride Project and our festival committee chair. She is a non-profit recruiter and pie baker extraordinaire. Ty identifies as an eclectic Wiccan.
Alec is a Greater New Orleans Pagan Pride Project Board Officer as well as chair of the fundraising and volunteer committees. He's a chef in Baton Rouge. Alec is a practicing Heathen.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Greater New Orleans Pagan Pride Project is comprised of two committees that help organize the festival and raise funds throughout the year.
Festival Committee Fundraising Committee
Shannon Simmons Kristina Wine Alec Gibson
Paige McRae Becki Francis Angie Gibson
David Nowak Alec Gibson Kim Edwards
Sarah Allen Angie Gibson Ty Siddiqui
Eric Montgomery Kimberly Edwards Emily Snyder
Sarah Wampler Ty Siddiqui Eric Montgomery
Web/Social Media Coordinator: Becki Francis
Becki is the web mistress, social media coordinator, and graphic designer for the Greater New Orleans Pagan Pride Project. She is a veterinary technician and outreach coordinator for the Love a Pit Foundation. Becki has been exploring Paganism for about 15 years.
For any web issues, please contact Becki here.