Halloween may be fast approaching, but some aren’t holding out for All Hallows Eve to get a little witchy. Several witches are planning to meet up in New York City on Oct. 20 to exercise their powers in an effort to put a hex on the newest member of the United States Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh. The Brett Kavanaugh hex is “not something you do lightly,” says the witch organizing the Brooklyn event, “but it is something [we] have in your arsenal or toolbox.”
The event is being organized by a Brooklyn witch named Dakota Bracciale, who consider the Brett Kavanaugh hex to be their ultimate form of resistance against a man who stands accused of sexual misconduct but yet managed to secure placement on America’s highest judicial body, where he’s expected to weigh in on women’s rights. Bracciale tells Huffington Post of witchcraft’s history as a weapon of the “oppressed, downtrodden and marginalized.”
“Witchcraft has been used throughout history as a tool and ally for people on the fringes of society who will not ever really get justice through the powers that be,” she says. “So they have to exact their own justice.” The Oct. 20 Brett Kavanaugh hex won’t be her first, as she led multiple hexes against Donald Trump last year.
A Facebook page for the Brett Kavanaugh hex event calls it “a public hex on Brett Kavanaugh, upon all rapists and the patriarchy at large which emboldens, rewards and protects them.” It also says of Kavanaugh, “He will be the focal point, but by no means the only target, so bring your rage and and all of the axes you’ve got to grind.”
The event will take place at Catland, an occult bookstore outside of Williamsburg. The event currently has more than 1,000 people who say they plan on attending, which could be a problem since the bookstore holds less than 100.
Half of the event’s proceeds ($10 tickets are being sold on Eventbrite) will be donated to Planned Parenthood and NYC’s Ali Forney Center, a shelter for homeless LGBTQ youth.