Pilgrimage journeys at George Floyd Square (GFS) provide guided experiences for visitors to posture themselves in a sacred space to grieve, pay respect, and be inspired to pursue racial justice.During pilgrimage journeys, community members take on the role of pilgrimage guides. They tell their own experiences and the stories behind the offerings within GFS, developing pilgrims’ understanding of the significance of GFS and the ongoing fight for racial justice.By coming to this sacred space with a reflective, respectful, and open heart, pilgrims take part in the protest work of remembrance. Further, as pilgrimages are opportunities to inspire visitors to pursue racial justice within their own lives, each pilgrimage is tailored to the backgrounds, vocations and intentions of the group.
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For groups larger than 4 people, we offer individually-designed pilgrimages, planned by our team in conjunction with you. These pilgrimages take into consideration the schedules, intentions, and vocations of the pilgrims. Please fill out the inquiry form if you are interested in a custom pilgrimage.
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To make pilgrimage journeys sustainable, we recommend a suggested donation of $25/adult and $10/child for both standing pilgrimages and individually-designed pilgrimages. Donations will be navigated after the pilgrimage is confirmed.
Your donations to the George Floyd Global Memorial help make pilgrimage journeys a self-sustaining operation. We use the donations for the professional development of pilgrimage guides, to coordinate memorial journeys, and to tend to the memorial.
The experience you receive requires our guides to draw upon their stories, knowledge, and lived experiences. We pay our pilgrimage guides an equitable, flat rate for every journey out of consideration for their time and contribution to our community. Our memorial guide program creates entrepreneurs by supporting each guide to set up their own business, receive professional training, and contract with the GFGM for sustainable business development.
The memorial was birthed out of a movement in which photography and video recordings were integral parts of the protest. To continue that legacy, photos are allowed. However, we ask that people 1) do not photograph or videotape others without first asking for permission and 2) do not photograph or videotape isolated offerings, as such content may be used to exploit the offerings for finanical gain.
If you represent a group larger than 4 people, please fill out the inquiry form to begin the process of scheduling a custom pilgrimage. Requests are ideally submitted 2 to 8 weeks before the pilgrimage. After you submit the form, we will be in contact within a week to schedule a Zoom call. We believe that pilgrimage journeys are personal journeys, so during this call, we will get to know you in order to work together and plan out the details of your pilgrimage journey.
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