Passageways Day 2018: An International Day of Reflection & Dialogue

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This October 13th, join folks from around the world in setting time aside to reflect on and discuss how we’re marking, supporting, and celebrating our young people’s passage into adulthood, and how that marking brings us into greater relationship with ourselves, our communities, and the world we live in!

Passageways Day is one day each year on which we’re asking not only our partners but just as importantly, those new to rites of passage, to come together in reflection & dialogue. Because our lives are often about doing as much as we can as quickly as possible, what we propose is not a day of action, but a day of slowing down and of dreaming into the big questions with open minds and open hearts.

YPW believes that no matter what modern challenge we’re talking about, from climate change to systemic inequality, the solution begins with our youth. So we invite you to come together: you practitioners, mentors, teachers, and clinicians; you parents, priests, and business owners; you birds, bees, and antelope, because it will take ALL beings, in relationship with each other to repopulate our villages. And although that dream is a global one, it starts, as all things do, at your doorstep, in your garden, community center, school, church, synagogue, mosque, YMCA, or business.

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We invite you to share your plans for the Passageways Day by registering your event and getting it on our map! Whether 2 people in your living or 2000 in an amphitheater, Passageways Day events will look however they need to. Please take a moment, head to the link below and fill out the form to join your efforts to the cause!


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Already have an idea of what you want to do but looking for something that folks can watch to start the conversation? Click below to see some great videos from our partners!

Download our 1-page Toolkit For Passageways Day Event Ideas

We made this 1-page toolkit for folks who may already have some ideas but just want to brainstorm a bit and find out what the options are and as something that can be shared to folks you may know.

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We designed this packet to be as helpful to someone unfamiliar with rites of passage or Youth Passageways in planning, organizing and facilitating your event as a seasoned practitioner.

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Passageways Day Events Map:

Take a look at some of the events being hosted around the world, if you’re local to an event, each listing includes a way to RSVP as well!

  • Afghanistan
  • Åland Islands
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Ascension Island
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Canary Islands
  • Cape Verde
  • Caribbean Netherlands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Ceuta & Melilla
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo - Brazzaville
  • Congo - Kinshasa
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Ivory Coast
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curaçao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Diego Garcia
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • French Southern Territories
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong SAR China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau SAR China
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • North Korea
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • São Tomé & Príncipe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Sint Maarten
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • St. Barthélemy
  • St. Helena
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Martin
  • St. Pierre & Miquelon
  • St. Vincent & Grenadines
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard & Jan Mayen
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Tristan da Cunha
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks & Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • U.S. Outlying Islands
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis & Futuna
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
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You are cordially invited to an afternoon of good food, community, and conversation! In response to the call on behalf of Youth Passageways, Kansas City local youth workers, rite of passage facilitators and community leaders will share a meal, and discuss intergenerational community and working relationships in the metro. The idea is to bring like-minded members of the community together to support, teach, and learn from each other face to face. And what better way to do that than to share a meal together? In the tradition of the communal pot-luck, we gladly invite you into good conversation about what makes our community flourish and what it needs to continue doing so far into the future. T

This online gathering is a welcoming space for people to come together to share in the rites of passage work being done in these times. We are inviting people globally to engage in conversations about their own communities on how they honor and celebrate youth's passage into adulthood, and how that honoring brings the whole community into a greater relationship. The offerings of this call are: ~We will be exploring different resources of Youth Passageways so that this work may continue to grow and expand with the changing times and needs. ~We will be sharing about our gifts, offerings, and needs. ~We will be observing a minute of silence together at 12 pm PST, in union with those doing so ar