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
Partial Scholarships: Available for people 18-30 years old.
Cancellations: No refunds for cancellations made later than March 1st. Prior to March 1st, there is a $50 processing fee per ticket for cancellations.