Geography of Hope: Pilgrimage Redefined

Kate Bunney, Gigi Coyle, John Francis, Desirae Harp, Michael Preston & Weston Pew


Event Details

  • Date:
  • Venue: Dance Palace
    503 B Street, Point Reyes Station, CA, 94956, United States
  • Venue: Dance Palace
  • Cost: $150; scholarships and volunteer opportunities available

Doors open at 8am for registration/check-in, coffee, tea, book sales and art installations.

In 2019, the Geography of Hope is expanding from a one-weekend event to a year-long series of gatherings, pilgrimages, and inquiries that explore the theme of “The Sacred in the Land.”

Join us on Saturday, March 16 for a day-long gathering on the meaning of pilgrimage within the environmental, political and cultural contexts of our times. This event includes presentations and conversations with writers, activists, and Native American leaders plus songs, storytelling, history of pilgrimage traditions around the world, and illumination of the ways pilgrimage can be a form of social activism. The Saturday March 16th gathering is from 9am to 5pm.

Optional events on Sunday, March 17: A morning community pilgrimage walk (approximately 1.5 miles) with Kate Bunney and Wendy Johnson, and afternoon conversation at Commonweal with Michael Lerner and Mary Evelyn Tucker, author of Thomas Berry: A Biography.

Presenters include: Kate Bunney, Walking Water; Gigi Coyle, Beyond Boundaries;  John Francis, Planetwalk; Desirae Harp and Michael Preston, Run4Salmon; Weston Pew, Sacred Door Trail with Steve Paulson and Anne Strainchamps, NPR's To The Best of Our Knowledge

Artists: Anne FaughtRichard Lang, and Judith Selby Lang

Partial Scholarships: Available for people 18-30 years old.

Co-sponsors: Center for Humans & Nature, Point Reyes Books and in collaboration with Walking Water

Media Sponsors: High Country News, KWMR FM and the US Forest Service

Cancellations: No refunds for cancellations made later than March 1st. Prior to March 1st, there is a $50 processing fee per ticket for cancellations.

Geography of Hope

In 2019, Geography of Hope is expanding from a one-weekend event to a year-long series of gatherings, pilgrimages, film screenings, conversations and art exhibits that explore the theme of “The Sacred in the Land.”

More Upcoming Offerings

Nov 12

Full Moon Fire Circle at Commonweal Garden in Bolinas

Nov 15

Natural Rhythms Concert Terry Garthwaite, Becky Reardon & Elise Witt

Nov 16

Standing on Sacred Ground: Islands of Sanctuary Toby McLeod & Kailea Frederick

Dec 12

Full Moon Fire Circle at Commonweal Garden in Bolinas

Dec 15

Sacred in the Land: Seasonal Pilgrimages Kate Bunney and Walking Water Team