Policing Predators in Magical Communities - A HexFest 2019 Panel Discussion
August 9 to 11, 2019 at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel Presented by Brian Cain, Christian Day, and the Witches of New Orleans

Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion

Policing Predators in Magical Communities

Sunday, August 11

5:00 pm

St Mary Salon 1 [map]

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In the tumultuous age of #METOO and #TIMESUP, where the victims of abuse are standing up to their abusers and holding them accountable for their transgressions, the historically freewheeling sexual nature of various magical traditions and some of their notable members have come under greater scrutiny. With this has come a scouring of sorts, an attempt to root out those predators among us. With the necessary condemnation of abusers comes questions of due process, the effectiveness of the legal system versus the power of the court of public opinion, and the destructive nature of rumor and innuendo. How do we recognize and remove abusers from the community, promote a culture of consent, shield those who have been victimized from backlash, and protect innocent people from being falsely accused? This is sure to be a poignant and thought-provoking discussion.

This panel discussion features Austin Shippey, Cairelle Crow, Fiona Horne, Jason Mankey, Laura Tempest Zakroff, and Sandra Mariah Wright.

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