Multicultural Ministries Civil Rights Tour now open to high school juniors and seniors and college students
Due to a lack of participation, the March event has been canceled. The Multicultural Ministries Team is considering different dates to hold the event in the future.
In 2020 the Conference Leadership Team named dismantling racism as one of the Conference’s near-term priorities and invited North Alabama United Methodists to join them on a journey of addressing racism in ongoing and meaningful ways as part of a commitment to racial justice.
In this spirit, the Conference Multicultural Ministries Team has planned a transformative learning experience for young people to walk the steps of history, to see the places and to hear the stories of the Civil Rights Movement right here in Alabama.
A Civil Rights Tour will take place March 26-28, 2022. This Saturday through Monday kicks off spring break week for numerous school systems. During these exciting three days, the group will visit memorial sites in Birmingham, Marion, Selma and Montgomery including Kelly Ingram Park, 16th Street Baptist Church, the Civil Rights Institute, Mt. Tabor AME Zion Church, Jimmie Lee Jackson Gravesite, the Edmund Pettus Bridge, The Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice.
This opportunity is now open to high school juniors and seniors and college students. Visit www.umcna.org/civil-rights-tour-2022 to register. The cost is $175 (with a shared room) and scholarships are available. There are a limited number of spots available, so participants are encouraged to register soon.
For questions, contact Rev. Joe Riddle at email@example.com.