A CUCC intergenerational racial justice trip to Georgia and Alabama, sponsored by our Do Justice ministry, occurred June 13-17, 2022.
Why are we going on this pilgrimage?
The intention is to create an experience through which we will learn about key parts of our American history that resonate today, examine this history as it relates to our current society and our lives through the lens of our Christian faith, deepen our faith and strengthen our CUCC community.
The trip, including travel, will take five days. We will travel in private vehicles but are also looking into van rental. Costs would include travel, hotels, food and admission fees ($600 total). Some scholarship money is available for those who need assistance.
Montgomery: the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, The Legacy Museum, the Freedom Rides Museum, and the Rosa Parks Museum
Selma: the Edmund Pettus Bridge
Birmingham: 16th Street Baptist Church, Kelly Ingram Park and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Atlanta: King Center and the Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Park (including Dr. King’s boyhood home)
What’s next for the pilgrims?
The pilgrims will gather on June 26 to reflect on their travels and beginning planning to how to communicate to the congregation some of our experiences and what action we may propose to further CUCC’s work for racial justice. Meanwhile, Roger is gathering ideas to create a resource for other congregations considering making a racial justice pilgrimage.
What’s next for you?
Mark your calendar for August 21. The pilgrims will be presenting their experiences at gathering after 10:30 worship. Watch CUCC News and Events for more information.
For more information
Contact trip organizers