African Traditional Religions as resistance: What would the Ancestors do?

"The Ancestors way of teaching"

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From worshipping the ‘devil’ to keep white folks away, to unmanageable and murderous young women, this talk explores where agency, autonomy and identity challenge slavery and asks what these forms of everyday resistance can teach us about our own relationship to these legacies.

With Mara Livermore.

Mara is an activist, consultant and researcher interested in helping people overcome barriers and challenging those barriers at a structural and systemic level. Mara deals in personal, entrepreneurial and organisational transformation helping people live their best lives. As a researcher, her focus is the role of African Traditional Religions in historical anti-slavery resistance, and their potential to support rehabilitation of survivors of modern slavery. You can always reach her at


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September 30, 2020

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