SAND DIEGO, CALIFORNIA — San Diego Pagan Pride Day invites everyone to participate in this annual autumn event, which this year will be on Saturday, September 17, 2005 from 9:30am – 6pm, to increase public awareness of the Pagan community and to generate donations of food and money for charitable causes.
THE SAN DIEGO FOOD BANK was established in 1977 and provides food and services to more than 150,000 individual each month. The people who turn to the San Diego Food Bank for help are children, families, seniors and the working poor. See www.sandiegofoodbank.org for more details.
THE SAN DIEGO HUMANE SOCIETY has been serving San Diego since 1880. The agency provides vital services to animals and people alike through sheltering and adopting animals, providing positive reinforcement behavior training for adoptable animals and for owned animals through public training classes, investigating animal cruelty and neglect, providing adult and youth education programs, sharing animals through pet-assisted therapy, and rescuing animals in emergency situations. Last year the San Diego Humane Society provided services for more than 15,900 animals and over 28,700 people. See www.sdhumane.org for more details.
PAGAN PRIDE SAN DIEGO is part of The International Pagan Pride Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of prejudice and religious discrimination through education, activism, charity and community. Pagan Pride celebrations are held annually around the world within two weeks of the Autumn Equinox. Visit the National Pagan Pride website at www.paganpride.org.
Last year’s event was immensely successful, with over 200 people attending! The event included several wonderful speakers as well as fun and informational workshops. There were three distinctly different rituals including Wiccan and Druidic circles. Drumming and belly dancing was provided for entertainment and there were door prize giveaways.
This year’s Pagan Pride Day is expected to be even bigger and better than last year. Pagans, Wiccans, Heathens, and other friends volunteering together will guarantee a successful and diverse celebration! To join in San Diego’s Pagan Pride community, come to Redwood Circle, Balboa Park on September 17th.