Register for the “Service and Solidarity” trip to Pine Ridge!

This summer, join us in South Dakota for a transformative two-week experience on the Pine Ridge reservation.

Request more information and register for the trip

We are pleased to announce the opening of registration for the 2018 “Service and Solidarity” trip to Pine Ridge!

For nearly a decade, William Penn House has been involved in supporting the communities on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Join us for this two-week immersive experience of working, camping, listening and learning about Oglala Lakota culture and customs. We will work with people in a variety of communities, supporting their projects, working toward food security, sustainable housing and cultural survival, including their ceremonial practices.

More details about the program here: https://williampennhouse.org/pine-ridge-quaker-workcamp/

We are still determining the price of this trip, and will communicate with participants when the final price is set. However, we are committed to making the trip as affordable as possible, and if the cost is a barrier to your participation please let us know. We are seeking donations to lower participation costs and may be able to offer financial assistance for participants in need of that support.

“We spent time working on their farms and making home improvements. But most importantly, we spent time building relationships. We listened to their stories and witnessed their tradition. The experience was beautiful and spiritual, indescribable with mere words.” -Sarah Holtsclaw, 2016 trip participant. Read Sarah’s full testimony here.

July 20 – August 5, 2018*

          

*Dates may change slightly as we finalize arrangements with local partners.

Email Sarah Freeman-Woolpert at sarah@williampennhouse.org for more information about registering for the trip.

One thought on “Register for the “Service and Solidarity” trip to Pine Ridge!

  • Lisa Bassett

    Dear Sarah,

    I would like to send this information on to my son, who teaches high school in Kansas City, Mo. I think such an experience for some of his students would not only widen their own horizons, and change their perspective on the world, but would enable them to also expand the horizons of others who participate with them. The young people Marco teaches are of Mexican, Turkish, and Somali descent. Many are the first in their family to complete high school; and all will be the first to attend college.

    But before I alert him, I would need to know that funds are available to pay for them to attend. None of them has a family that can afford such an expense. They may even be depending on these students to earn some money over the summer.

    Is there a scholarship program? Even providing full scholarships?

    I am so glad these work camps are continuing. I remember when AFSC used to run work camps like this for young people, and how important they were in forming young Quakers, who remained a strong voice in their Meetings for social justice.

    And I would love the expand the range of people who are able to participate. I hope that may come to be.

    With blessings and thanks,

    Lisa Bassett

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