The current and emerging critical issues of water worldwide and specifically in California will best be resolved through collaborative thinking, organizing and working together. Walking Water will convene and catalyze regional and global partners to highlight, bring awareness to and contribute possible “solutions” to both the local and global situation of water.
Walking Water is an invitation, an action, an educational journey and a prayer intended to bring together the voices of the many Peoples of the Eastern Sierra and Los Angeles watersheds through the act of walking together – through a pilgrimage that follows the waterways — natural and manmade — between Mono Lake and Los Angeles. It includes the way of circle — the practice of deep listening and speaking that contributes to community building, the sharing of old and new stories, the healing of differences and conflict.
In complement, as part of the pilgrimage, the project includes a combination of internet presence and on-the-ground events, presentations, relevant films and dialogues along the way.
Through pilgrimage, council and the associated events, this project will catalyze storytelling, knowledge sharing and the discovery of new possible directions and solutions for the future of water. It is seen as a kind of acupuncture, a local action that will ripple through the larger body of the place, the people and perhaps even the country and the world.