We are proud to share our vision for the Spring 2019 Civil Rights Pilgrimage. This year we are focused on what it means to change the narrative. Exploring the racial nuances of our culture, meditating on our personal stories and creating pathways for growth.

We are thrilled to offer this rich experience and deep dive into the narrative and shifting discussions and messages.
Spring 2019 –Civil Rights Pilgrimage; Montgomery to Selma

Our 11th Civil Right Pilgrimage will be a 5 day meditation on our shared history, our unlearned history and the powerful transformation that comes when we listen and learn to understand. We are centering ourselves in Montgomery for a deep examination of our roots, ourselves, and of our future. We will work with Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Kate LaFayette, Bob Zellner, and Dr. Carolyn McKinstry to examine lessons learned from movement organizing. We will deepen our understanding of how to shift and change our worlds, and work towards shaping a new path forward.

This will be an interracial intergenerational group, 40-45 adults (21 or older). *previous Civil Rights Pilgrimage participants are encouraged to apply for this deep dive experience.
  • We begin by building a vibrant diverse community to create radical bonds and to take a journey through our nation’s story. Over the course of 4 meetings together, we create a ritual of being, community, solace and joy. In story circles, and through reflection and celebration, we delve into the racial history of our country, the social lessons and structures of our culture, and decipher where we fit in these stories.
  • Next, we travel together on an 5-day journey to the American South. We visit sites and spaces where some of this country’s civil rights history took place, where civil rights activists have pushed forward for change. We pull the curtain back and examine the narratives of our history – both told and untold. We spend time with current leaders and activists, hear stories from the front lines and examine our nation’s truth. We interrogate old narratives and discover new ones. Between these lines, we experience and celebrate the rituals of bonding and friendship, truth and discovery.
  • When we return, you will take it all, everything you’ve seen, all you’ve heard and shared and you’ll bring it all back to your work. We are interested in how these truths move you and what your narratives are after you have seen and heard and experienced.

Please inquire with questions regarding the program- dialogue is what we’re all about.

Application Due: March 1st, 2019


We offer a sliding scale cost structure. We ask that you pay what you can afford: $450.00 - $4500.00.

This includes all food and lodging during the pilgrimage trip. After the experience we invite people to consider support for the broader community initiative, Project Pilgrimage.

*Airfare to and from the South is not included in the cost. However, scholarships for both airfare and pilgrimage experience are available.
Community Meeting Dates: 

March 30th, 9:00-1:00pm
April 4th, 6:00-9:00pm
April 9th, 6:00-9:00pm
April 13th, 9:00-1:00pm


There are two parts to the application process. 
Part A of the application process is a written submission here, in this surveymonkey. 

Part B of the application process is attendance at an information session. There are two dates to choose from:

Monday, March 11th, 5-7:00pm
Tuesday, March 12th, 5-7:00pm

We will notify all applicants of their selection status by March 14th, 2019. We couldn't be more excited to get this show on the road!

The deadline to confirm your seat on the Spring 2019 Civil Rights Pilgrimage will be March 22nd, EOD

We recommend that you copy and paste questions into a separate word document to answer. Questions answered in the survey may not be saved if you end your session early.

If we can address any of your questions, please let us know. We look forward to your application and to this work together!

Team Project Pilgrimage

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* 1. Please sign up for one information session.