Kyle Lemle and Dina Erie, members of Oakland's Thrive Choir, will host an evening of singing together in circle, on the night before our second pilgrimage walk in Point Reyes National Seashore (see Seasonal Pilgrimages). This is the second (in a series of four) song circles, led by local and regional singers. The intention is to be together, weaving voices and connecting hearts. Every voice is welcome and no prior singing experience is required.
Oakland's Thrive Choir was born to sing the music for the revolution. They are a diverse group of vocalists, artists, activists, educators, healers, and community organizers. Their heartfelt and soul-stirring music is a fusion of gospel, soul and folk. As part of Thrive East Bay—a purpose-driven community focused on personal and social transformation—the Choir's music illuminates the joy, pain, and beauty of what it means to be human in this time of systemic transformation. They lift up the house every first Sunday at Thrive East Bay in downtown Oakland; they have performed with Rising Appalachia, recorded with MaMuse, and shared the stage with social justice luminaries Ericka Huggins, Joanna Macy, and Fania Davis. They perform at marches, conferences and festivals across California, most recently at Bioneers, Blessed Unrest, IONS, the North America Permaculture Convergence, and the Women's March.
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.”