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Theme 2021

Journey Thru Grief The Procession and Ceremony as an active metaphor for the emotional states of processing grief. Loss. Search. Protest. Despair. Organization. Re-Establish. Replenish. We know that the Journey Through Grief does not end. It changes. It transforms. We know we help to shift and hold grief differently by what we do. By Showing up….


Theme 2020

NATURE: HEALER, GROUNDER & DISRUPTER This passage  is from the amazing book, “Emergent Strategy, Shaping Change, Changing Worlds,” by  Adrienne Maree Brown. “When I was young I was taught to fear big forces of nature — tornadoes, thunderstorms, snowstorms,  hurricanes. Taught they cause destruction and devastation. Taught to hide under desks, in basements, to stay…


2018 All Souls Procession Finale Musical Guest: XIXA

The desert has a frequency, a sound you can hear in the wilds around. XIXA tunes in and warps it, in glittering, gritty psychedelic cumbia tracks on their debut album, Bloodline (Barbès Records/Glitterhouse Records, February 2016), an expansion on their recent EP Shift and Shadow. An earlier incarnation of XIXA started by playing covers of…


Guest Column: On Costumes by Kari Beth Cadenhead

Kari and son in costumes in front of the Urn

As an attendee of the All Souls Procession and a Tucsonan by choice, I have a thing to say about costumes: I read a comment recently disparaging the Procession based on it “just being a big costume contest.” Despite the fact that it’s obviously not a contest (and I’m sure the naysayer meant that metaphorically),…


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