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Project Pilgrimage is such an incredible program largely because of its organic nature. The program, started just a few short years ago, has had the opportunity to grow in many different directions while staying rooted in our mission. One of our most recent developments has been the creation of our Community Partnerships program.

We have increasingly felt the need to delve into work in the community upon return from our pilgrimages. Our group on the spring 2017 pilgrimage was made up of exceptionally great leaders in the community, people who have dedicated their lives to social justice work before getting on the bus. As part of our

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Kate Lafayette
Kate sharing the importance of remembering the principles.

Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Kate Lafayette came to Seattle and spent time with the Project Pilgrimage community recently. They taught us how to implement nonviolence, and the principles of nonviolence, stressing that this practice is something everyone can learn.

In this workshop, we looked at how the ideas of nonviolence can be applied personal, professional, and politically in our own lives. Hearing the Lafayette’s share their incredible stories empowered us and inspired deep, meaningful conversations on the applications of nonviolence in the modern age.

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We would like to say thank you to all our Pilgrimage alumni and contributors that help make what we do possible. Thanks to all the people and organizations that educate, inspire, and empower us. 

This video is a tribute to everyone who makes a Pilgrimage possible. Keep on marching.

The Project Pilgrimage community came together for a fantastic event at Washington STEM in Seattle. Proximity was the word of the night at the Project Ignite event, hosted by Pilgrimage alumni Samrawit Samuel, Davon White, and Karoline Ribeiro.

Alumni across Pilgrimages gathered for the event which featured spoken word, music, and one act theater. The event was both a celebration and a performance for Project Pilgrimage, honoring the people, ideas, and accomplishments since the inception. 

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