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Journey Series 2022

April 22 @ 4:00 pm - April 24 @ 4:30 pm

Journey Series: A Civil Rights Journey Through Florida

4 pm Friday, April 22 – Sunday, April 24

Limited to 25 people

Through a series of presentations and keynote addresses, we will explore important Civil Rights sites and events throughout the state of Florida. You will have opportunities to pray and reflect with fellow retreatants and to engage in contemplative and restorative practices to feed your soul throughout the weekend.

The group will depart DaySpring after breakfast on the 23rd and visit a site in St. Petersburg. After that, we will adjourn for lunch at Chief’s Creole Café, a black-owned business located next to the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Museum, and then depart for a tour of Sarasota/Newtown. Once our day has concluded, we will return to DaySpring for dinner.

Small-group breakouts, worship, and contemplative practices will surround our time of pilgrimage.

Retreat Leader:
Julia Rusling
Julia Rusling is an Episcopal priest, as well as the founder and director of Anam Cara, a ministry of spiritual direction, retreats, and yoga therapy. Julia completed Level One training in iRest® (Integrative Restoration) and is currently incorporating that into her ministry.

About Featured Speaker Paul Ortiz, Ph.D.
Professor Paul Ortiz (Ph.D. Duke University, 2000) is the author of An African American and Latinx History of the United States, which received the 2018 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Literary Excellence. His book Emancipation Betrayed: The Hidden History of Black Organizing and White Violence in Florida from Reconstruction to the Bloody Election of 1920 was awarded the Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Book Prize from the Florida Historical Society and the Florida Institute of Technology. Professor Ortiz is the director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida.

About Featured Speaker Gilbert King
Gilbert King is the author of three books, most recently, Beneath a Ruthless Sun. His previous book, Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction in 2013. King has written about race, civil rights, and the death penalty for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and The Atlantic, and he is a contributor to The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system. He is currently a fellow at The New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, and he lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.




April 22 @ 4:00 pm
April 24 @ 4:30 pm
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