“Change is a contact sport.” – Romal J. Tune, author of God’s Graffiti
When we decided on Living Liberation! as the theme for this year’s festival, we knew it would require our Wild Goose family to stretch to bring even more justice-seeking, hopeful communities together to learn from each other.
To this end, we gathered a diverse Planning Team, with a beautiful breadth of perspectives. This group has worked collaboratively with staff to develop an inspiring and transformational festival program.
We value the contributions everyone has made to this wild goose chase so far. You will see many familiar faces on stage again this June. Simultaneously, we are excited to be expanding our tribe by introducing great new theologians, activists, culture shapers, musicians and artists to the festival, providing an opportunity for us to live more fully into all God has to offer.
Please join us in welcoming these featured speakers to Wild Goose 2014:
Romal Tune, Sharon Watkins, Jay E. Johnson, Ruth Padilla DeBorst, Jin S. Kim, Stephen Lewis, Brian McLaren, Rima Vesley-Flad, Fred Bahnson, Alexia Salvatierra and Jim Wallis. These folks are in addition to our previously announced speakers: William J. Barber, Sara Miles, Ched Myers and Mark Scandrette. We’ll be sharing the names of our self-submitted speakers soon, too.
All of these contributors will be speaking to important issues such as mass incarceration, immigration reform, community building and intersectional activism.
We encourage you to go to our Speakers page to learn more about these powerful folk. We will be featuring each them on our blog as the festival draws near.
300+ Submit Ideas for June Festival
We were really overwhelmed by the enthusiasm folks have shown for the Wild Goose Festival. There are only about 90 spots for talks, workshops, and performances at the Festival, but we had more than 300 content submissions from exciting and interesting people. Even with some creative thinking about how similar offerings might be brought together in one presentation, there is a lot more that we would like to include than we have space for. I’m incredibly grateful to Melvin Bray, Holly Roach, the Wild Goose Staff, and the Planning Team for their work in cultivating this festival. In addition to all the great submissions we received, we have invited some very special individuals to share the Festival with us. I can’t wait to tell you more as these plans are finalized over the next several weeks.