COMING HOME 2019
Stronger Together in Community
Our theme for 2019, Stronger Together in Community, follows a year of tremendous destruction in the Santa Barbara area. Coming Home 2018 had to be postponed twice, and the Thomas Fire and subsequent mudslides caused the evacuation of both Pacifica campuses multiple times, for weeks on end. Tragically, our surrounding community reeled from deaths and property losses. PGIAA launched a CareLine for first responders and the community, offering free referrals for emotional and psychological support to anyone suffering from the stress and grief. We came to know, in ever deeper ways, the life-saving importance of Community.
Our local emergencies echoed other emergencies around the world, and we witnessed communities coming together in the Carolinas (Hurricane Florence), Florida (Hurricane Michael), Indonesia (Earthquake and Tsunamis), Guatemala (Mount Fuego Eruption), Oaxaca (Earthquake), and so many more flooded communities.
We humans need each other. That includes people whose calling is to tend Soul in the world, like so many of our Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni.
2019 Award Recipients
2019 Media Gallery
Photos by Timothy Teague. Click here to view full gallery