Experience the Stories that Shape our Lives
Journeys began as a gathering among friends that Jay started at a warehouse in the Mission in 2001. The framework was simple: bring the stories of our lives (back then it was specifically around travel) and, backed by a band, share them with the audience. In time, Journeys grew into a sought-after event performed in Berkeley’s Brower Center to sold-out crowds.
The formula is this: curated stories, coached storytellers, music, food, and a whole lot of audience interaction. The show is driven by a specific theme (say, A-ha Moments), which guides the stories of the tellers as well as the audience. Participants come from businesses and non-profits alike, including leaders in sustainability, micro-finance, natural foods, investing, packaged goods, public radio, river production, and the sharing economy. The shows are created by Wakingstar and have been sponsored by Numi Tea, Fearless Chocolate, the Hub, and Yerdle.
Our next show is called The Turnaround: Up from the Depths, on March 26 at the Brower Center.
For videos from previous shows, click here.
“I learned a tremendous amount about the power of stories, and about some cool new people. During the time I spent thinking about my aha moment and working with you on the story, I also learned a lot about myself.”
-Maya Chorengel, Founder and Managing Director, Elevar Equity
“I went to a TEDx a few days before I attended Journeys. I thought Journeys was much more interesting, and much more connecting.”
-Sandie Dorman, Board Member, Adversity2Advocacy