A team of creative conveners is collaborating to bring 250 PNW artists & changemakers together for 3 days on Vashon Island, WA!
Our highest goal is to foster Connection, Creativity, Celebration, & Collaboration among a diverse, inter-generational group of participants.
If you can imagine a mix between an ARTS FESTIVAL, an UN-CONFERENCE, an ACTIVIST MEETUP, and a FAMILY REUNION; you’re on track to understanding the dynamism of what we have in store!
Come spend the solstice weekend with new & old friends alike at the summer’s best Party with a Purpose!
MORE INFO about Summer Revival Gathering:
Visit our website at to find all of the following info and more!!!
The Revival Gathering themes will revolve around: sacred activism, live music & celebration, intergenerational empowerment, authentic relating, racial equity, personal & collective story work, personal wellness, spoken word, transformative media, indigenous right relations, participatory song & art, nature connection, mindfulness activities, kinesthetic movement, permaculture projects, gender reconciliation, philanthropy, immersive theatre, and more… Find a full list of presenters here: www.backtolife.org/workshops/
MUSIC / POETRY / STORYTELLING:
The 2018 Revival will host a robust lineup of performance & participatory artists to catalyze our artful time together!
— CLIMBING POETREE: Featured alongside powerhouses such as Alice Walker, Danny Glover, Cornel West, Alicia Keys, Erykah Badu, Little Dragon, and Naomi Klein, this Brooklyn duo brings together performance and justice like nobody else on the planet. www.climbingpoetree.com
— LAURENCE COLE: This Port Townsend elder has been hosting song circles and grief councils all over the world for decades. Find out more at www.laurencecole.com
— LYDIA VIOLET BAND: This dynamic group highlights social justice and the work of Joanna Macy in a “protest-folk-gospel” style all their own. Find out more at www.lydiafiddle.com
— PAUL CHEOKETEN WAGNER: As an award winning flutist & environmental activist of the Vancouver Island Saanich tribe, Paul shares traditional songs and stories of the Coast Salish peoples locally and internationally. Find out more at www.sacredbreath.ca
— DJ ERICA DEE: By night we’ve got a honey laced voice with peachy summerday melodies over stick-to-your-ribs beats & sub-synth harmonies. By day, facilitating voice workshops and youth music experiences. Find out more at www.facebook.com/mcericadee
Our container will be held by a diverse & experienced team of creative facilitators, employing many cultural & facilitative techniques: Open space technology, collaborative ritual, keynote presentations, participatory art creation, council circles, group storytelling, small & whole group processes, graphic recording/facilitation, the work that reconnects, community asset mapping, improvisation games, needs & offers markets, and whatever else wants to emerge!!! Find out more about our team here:www.backtolife.org/our-team-2/
We’ll gather together on a beautiful 28 acre organic farm on Vashon Island, directly off the coast of Seattle, WA. (easily accessible by public transit, carpool, & plane). Natural amphitheater, outdoor showers, outdoor kitchen, pond, nut orchard, etc (More than can be explained here, find out more at: www.backtolife.org/infoabout/
Because we know how valuable time around the “dinner table” is, all meals at the Revival will be eaten together! We just ask (to be able to keep our costs low), that you bring a couple food items (we’ll send you specifics upon registration), and sign up upon arrival for a 1hr shift in the volunteer kitchen! (It’s a communal gig ya know? ; ) … and we’ve got a lead chef that you’ll LOVE working with! Find out more at: www.backtolife.org/infoabout/
Most people participating at the Revival will be camping, though the hostel will be reserved (3 blocks away) for anybody desiring indoor lodging. These bookings must be made by April 15th at the latest… You are also (obviously) free to book a nearby AirBnB, though these get reserved on island pretty early in the year, so book soon! ((BTW: We have 30 tents available for urban participants who don’t own camping gear. Inquire on the reg page.)) Find out more at: www.backtolife.org/infoabout/
In addition to the core infrastructure of the event, we’ll have many auxiliary venues and art installations throughout the grounds: a Teahouse & Library, the Song & Meditation Yurt, the Sacred Marketplace & networking Hub, Find out more at: www.backtolife.org/art/
SCHOLARSHIPS / VOLUNTEERS:
We have 5 levels of tickets available, with over 150 people coming on some form of scholarship! Please inquire at the registration link above for more info. (Prioritizing youth, elders, POC, & activists FYI). Please fill out a form here: http://www.backtolife.org/collaborate-2/
DONORS / SPONSORS:
We sincerely welcome any leads toward sponsors, donors, and the like! (Businesses, individuals, philanthropic groups, etc). We’re a fiscally-sponsored non-profit project, and can accept tax-deductible donations by request! …Big thanks… This is a labor of love, we’ve got a LOT of support going out, and we need ALL the help we can get coming in! Please fill out a donor form here:https://goo.gl/forms/zwUXmNqAT8pPXF5G2
***MORE INFO ON OUR WEBSITE: The amount of info on this invitation is utterly ridiculous! For real… Go to our website at www.backtolife.org/ to find all of this info and more, along with beautiful images, and info on our past events!!!
***PLEASE LIKE OUR FB PAGE “REVIVAL EVENTS” and share with friends who may be interested!!! : )
Many blessings to you and yours,
~Ben Browner and the Revival Team
History of the the Revival Tour
Last July, small ‘Revivals’ toured through 10 locations across the Salish Sea! This year it’s centralized & lengthened in order to build deeper relationship, unearth more creative potential, & further our synergistic collaboration (and fun ; )