Project Pilgrimage - Stories

Our groups have had the opportunity to delve into a rich history of the American south. We have seen some of the most beautiful displays of community and leadership, heard some incredible voices of hope and courage, and visited some of the darkest corners of our country’s history. Travelling on the civil rights pilgrimage in an immersive learning experience is truly one of a kind. But from the beginning of these journeys we have held close to the understanding that the change, transformation and understanding we seek must be found in our own communities, when we come home. Yes, the south has a glaring history and a present reality of racial injustice, but Seattle is not, and never has been, exempt from the deep roots of racism. Read More

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. Read More

In times of trouble, nonviolence is a guiding light towards justice.

How to implement nonviolence, and the principles of nonviolence 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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Project Pilgrimage Spring 2017 Video Recap


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.  Thank you to Nathan Bean for putting together this video from the spring 2017 pilgrimage.