Programs

Project Pilgrimage Programs

We build interracial and intergenerational community

Project Pilgrimage offers three community programs, each centered on developing, cementing, and then launching and supporting citizens as they grow into impactful leaders. Each program takes aim at preparing us to thrive in interracial and intergenerational environments.

CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE

The concept for a civil rights pilgrimage was conceived in the summer of 2013 and we have learned a great deal along the way. In past months and years we have spent time listening, learning and growing together as the contexts of racial justice have continued to change. We have seen the Black Lives Matter movement emerge through the hard-won lessons and the unfinished business of the civil rights movement. Our deeply divided political environment demands all of our attention and participation in continuing the work started by civil rights leaders. We as a nation are in need of dialogue and understanding and we are fully committed to doing all we can to effect change.

Due to demand and interest in the civil rights pilgrimages, participation is a selective and intentional process. We are looking to include a broad range of folks with these characteristics in mind:

  • A fundamental desire to study the arc of the Black American freedom struggle
  • A clear, determined commitment to racial and social justice
  • A belief in the value and essentiality of cross-racial relationship-building
  • A collective full investment in all aspects of the experience
  • Diversity across racial, age, gender, and economic standings

For dates and more information about our civil rights pilgrimage, please see the Pilgrimage page.

CONVERSATIONS ACROSS DIFFERENCE

At Project Pilgrimage we are called to action in continuing the work started by our civil rights leaders. We are committed to interracial intergenerational dialogue to strengthen and diversify our community. We facilitate conversations centering the realities of racial divisions, where inequities and systems in our culture are confronted and explored. Conversations that center storytelling and sharing as a way forward in understanding ourselves and our community. Sharing these spaces, together, helps us make that progress towards healing and creating the rich and diverse community we all crave.

Cost: A suggested donation of $50.00 is recommended for each series of conversations.

Goals:

We build interracial intergenerational community, we build relationships.

We are always looking to widen our circle of community and deepen the engagement between and across our differences. Join us for these rotating series of Conversations Across Difference. With C.A.D. we offer a range of discussions on contemporary issues facing our own community as well as sharing perspectives on books, films and other supported rituals that deepen our understanding of each other and ourselves. This program offers dimension and accessibility to continue building on interracial and intergenerational understanding.

Open to all:

This program is open to all community members.

For dates and more information or to sign up for a series in 2019, please see our  Conversations Across Difference page.

BREAKING BREAD

Radical Community for Radical Times

Food naturally brings people together and we can think of no better setting to take on local issues of race and identity than over a shared meal. Breaking Bread is our newest program and one we couldn’t be more excited to launch. We are all about bridging differences, creating paths to connect, and creating conversation that both engages and challenges us to better know ourselves and our neighbors. Join us for Breaking Bread, where we share our stories, listen and engage. Launching on the evening of February 28th, we will coordinate intentional and radical intergenerational interracial community conversations across diverse dinner tables all over the city of Seattle.

We are all about dialogue! We are all about widening the circle! Whether you have room at your dinner table for 4 or 14 we know that the conversation there will be rich, surprising, inspiring – probably like nothing you have ever engaged in before.

At Project Pilgrimage we love to create community, to hold conversations with all kinds of people, to ask questions and hear your thoughts.Join us on February 28th! Contact us now to host a dinner around your table, we’ll be there every step of the way.

Come be a part of this radical community act, send us a note if you would like to host a Breaking Bread dinner; team@projectpilgrimage.org

For more information, please visit the Breaking Bread page.