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Santa Fe, New Mexico, is a place of unsurpassed source of nature and renewal. It’s the same landscape that inspired painters, poets and writers for generations to help us explore current problems and travel paths to a better future.

With America in crisis, Truthdig led a rare opportunity for leaders and other concerned people to take stock of this hard time in our nation’s history and assess the prospects for progressive change, all while enjoying the natural beauty Santa Fe has the offer.

Speakers including Rep. Dennis Kucinich, award-winning actress and best-selling author Shirley MacLaine, as well as Truthdig contributors Chris Hedges, Robert Scheer and Col. Ann Wright led a series of discussions.

Testimonials: What others say about the Santa Fe Retreat

“The Truthdig Retreat in Santa Fe is one of the best thought leadership events I have attended. The location, the speakers, the excursions made this a memorable trip. I’m looking forward to the next retreat!”

– Jeanne Coleman

“Truthdig and everything you guys are doing is the best idea I’ve heard in 500,000 years.”

– Shirley MacLaine

“Unique speakers, great variety of activities, yet still low-key and friendly.”

– Debbie and Larrie Schiller

“A life-affirming experience. Meeting new friends, sharing ideas, seeking answers to not only saving our planet, but our democracy as we know it.”

– Sam Kesler


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