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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. An optional community pilgrimage walk (approximately 1.5 miles) with Kate Bunney and Wendy Johnson will take place on Sunday morning, March 17.

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, apply by February 17.

Volunteer: We are looking for a small team of volunteers, apply by February 17.

Co-sponsors: Center for Humans & Nature, Point Reyes Books and 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.