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Carmen on a Street Retreat in San Francisco

Carmen Barsody
Co-Founder of Faithful Fools

     In 1998, Carmen Barsody began walking the streets of the Tenderloin with Kay Jorgensen (1932-2018). They invited others to walk and reflect with them. They didn’t know it then but their life experiences would bring forth a community of fools, Faithful Fools to be precise. The practice of walking the streets became our foundational practice of Street Retreats, a time to engage the Tenderloin as a place of action grounded in reflection. We believe that our reflection must be as deep as our action. It’s only right, then, that we walk (and roll) in solidarity to celebrate Carmen’s 60 years on the planet.

     Please join us for a Street Retreat or a walk or hike or picnic in celebration of community

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Schedule of
Walk 'n Roll
Events

Mt. Tamalpais All Day Hike

Sept. 25th

To Land's End--SF to the Ocean

Oct. 2nd

Tolay Lake Regional Park Day

Oct. 9th

Belle Prairie to Little Falls, MN

Oct. 23rd

Tenderloin Street Retreat

Oct. 28th

Register to join us at any of these events

1998 Nicaragua

Nicaragua Street Retreat
       1998

A Celebration of
Solidarity and
Community

       Carmen lived and worked in Managua, Nicaragua, before coming to the Bay Area in 1998. The community of Fools, in the U.S. and in Nicaragua, is intimately  connected as we live out our mission in our neighborhoods and cities. We support one another in our on-going  work of art, advocacy, education and accompaniment. We ask, “How do we stay grounded in solidarity with one another?” It's not easy to know what's needed, but as our Mission Statement says, “We discover on the streets our common humanity through which celebration, community, and healing occur.”

    Celebrate solidarity with us in honor of Carmen's 60th Birthday.

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WHAT WE DO
Street Retreats

The streets as our retreat center

We look forward to resuming  sreet retreats when Shelter in Place Orders are lifted.

Feel free to contact us for more information.

Our Programs

For the duration of the 

COVID19 Shelter in Place

Order

We have suspended all of our in-person programs

Our latest News

Each month we publish news 

about our regular and special events, community activities, and the people we know.

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We are called to a life of presence that acknowledges each human's incredible worth.

 

Aware of our judgments, we seek to meet people where they are through the arts, education, advocacy, and accompaniment.

 

We participate in shattering myths about those living in poverty, seeing the light, courage, intelligence, strength, and creativity of the people we encounter.

 

We discover on the streets our common humanity through which celebration, community, and healing occur.