A Note from the Eugene Pagan Pride LocalCoordinator

Sending Bright Blessings to you,

Hello , my name is Joy Germack Dances.  I came to Eugene from Albuquerque, in 2014, having assisted for over ten years in building a very  popular and successful, pagan friendly community driven Pagan Pride Day.  For the past four years, it has been a pleasure hosting this event for the local community in the Emerald Valley areas together to create this same sense of community, to meet, to help educate others about paganism, to host both a food drive for Lane County, and to share a public ritual open to all comers became my goal.  2019 will be my last year as the Local Coordinator for Pagan Pride Project.

Any person or group of people who might be interested in becoming a local coordinator can contact me with any questions.  Application must be approved by the national Pagan Pride Project headquarters.

This will be our 4th Annual Pagan Pride Day in Eugene, OR.   Emerald Valley Pagan Pride Day –Eugene is hosting a Pagan fair during the early part of the harvest season with the goal of Community Service, Education, Activism and the Celebration of Pagan beliefs.   Sunday, August 4, 2019 at the Pavilions in Alton Baker Park and will feature a Food Drive for Food for Lane County, workshops, merchants, kids’ activities, live entertainment, an altar contest and other fun activities.

Community Service:  The main focus of our event is the Harvest Food Drive.  Our event is completely free to the public. We only ask those attending to bring a non-perishable food item which supports Food for Lane County.

Education: This is happens with Wild Hunt for Knowledge game within the Info and Networking Tables, the Workshops, and any general questions that come our way.

Celebration of Pagan Beliefs:  Info and Networking Tables are a part of this also, along with the Harvest Ritual, Entertainers, and the Pagan and Heathen friendly Merchants.

Activism: The Info and Networking Tables are again a part of this goal.

This event is free to the public.

The costs for such items as the City Park Rental fees, required insurance, porta-potties,the rental of sound equipment are covered by fundraisers, merchant fees, advertising, a raffle, and donations of many who support our goals.

What happens at an Pagan Pride Event event?

  • Public ritual: A public gathering where Pagans can network with each other and celebrate.
  • Food drive: A food drive or other charitable activity, to share our abundant harvest with others in need, and to make a clear statement to those who have misconceptions about Paganism. We know that our ethics, based on concern for ecology, personal responsibility, and individual freedom, mean that we feel strongly called to actions of social responsibility.
  • Workshops, Entertainment, Networking & Info Tables, Pagan Friendly Vendors, Children’s Craft Area

Bright Blessings of love, light, and laughter.

Joy