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Our Pilgrimage: From Civil Rights to Racial Justice

Our Pilgrimage is a three day, two night collective journey for faith and justice advocates to visit historic Civil Rights sites in Atlanta, Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma and Tuskegee, and to engage in critical dialogue around the current realities of race and justice in our nation.

Thursday, February 7, 2019 through Saturday, February 9, 2019
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Central Standard Time)
Multiple Sites in Atlanta, Montgomery, and Selma
Multiple Sites in the South--Read the Full Description Below Get Directions

Join us as we learn from our past while we envision and actualize the future we want to see. Designed to move us beyond foundational race conversations, "Our Pilgrimage" will challenge us to think about how we are complicit in racial injustices that exist today, and what we can do to embody justice and build beloved community across dividing lines in our own context. Included in the pilgrimage will be visits to the Equal Justice Initiative’s new Legacy Museum and Peace and Justice Memorial, the Civil Rights Museum in Birmingham, Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, a walk across the Edmund Pettus bridge, an insider’s tour of Tuskegee University with Jonathan Brooks, and guided conversations and reflections with co-facilitators Reesheda Graham-Washington and Shawn Casselberry. Our Pilgrimage is a collaborative initiative sponsored by Mission Year and Communities First Association.

This trip is for people who want to deepen their personal racial journey, develop their voice for justice in their spheres of influence, and connect with others who share a passion for the work of racial justice. This trip will be limited to 20 people.

Itinerary: Atlanta – King Center, Birthplace and resting place for Martin Luther King, Jr. Birmingham – Civil Rights Museum, Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

Our Pilgrimage: From Civil Rights to Racial Justice

Montgomery – Equal Justice Initiative Legacy Museum and Peace and Justice Memorial, Rosa Parks Museum, Dexter Ave. Baptist Church Tuskegee – Tuskegee University, Booker T. Washington gravesite, George Washington Carver Museum, Tuskegee Airmen Memorial

Guides and Facilitators: Reesheda Graham-Washington (Executive Director of Communities First Association, CEO L!VE Cafe, Co-author of Soul Force) Dr. Shawn Casselberry (Executive Director of Mission Year, Co-author of Soul Force) Rev. Jonathan Brooks AKA “Pastah J” (Senior Pastor at Canaan Community Church, Tuskegee University Alum, Author of ChurchForsaken)

Cost: $525* (includes two nights in double occupancy shared room at hotel in Montgomery**, ground transportation for the duration of the trip starting at and returning to Atlanta airport, breakfasts, dinners, lunch on Friday, all museum entry passes, T-shirt, guided reflection and meeting spaces).*** *Cost does not include airfare or transportation to Atlanta airport. **Add $100 for a private room. ***A few partial and full scholarships are available based on financial need. To make the trip accessible and equitable, and to enhance the experience for all participants, we ask that those who have additional resources consider giving extra to help those without them.


Our Pilgrimage: From Civil Rights to Racial Justice
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