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Virtual Civil Rights and Racial Justice Journey
September 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Conversations in Courage: A Safe Place to Learn and Discuss Race in America With the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom
Once a week-August 13-September 16, 2020
4:30-6:00pm PST; 7:30-9:00pm EST
All sessions will be held on a Thursday except the last session which is on Wednesday due to Rosh Hashanah.
Join the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom to virtually travel the American South on a civil rights and racial justice journey. Together we will apply civil rights to the issues of today with those who led it and lived through it. We will study together, learn together and create positive change to issues such as the upending of markers, voter suppression, police brutality, peaceful protest and the pursuit of justice.
Race: The Power of an Illusion (Featuring Dr. Todd Allen)
What Do These Stones Mean: Race and the Commemorative Landscape (Featuring Rev. Robert W. Lee, descendant of Gen. Robert E. Lee and author “A Sin By Any Other Name: Reckoning With Racism and the Heritage of the South”)
Give Us the Ballot: Voting Rights Then and Now (Featuring Mrs. Mary Liuzzo Lilleboe, daughter of Mrs. Viola Liuzzo who was murdered during the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March)
Policing Black Lives (Featuring Mr. Robbie Tolan, survivor of an officer involved shooting and author of “No Justice: One White Police Officer, One Black Family, and How One Bullet Ripped Us Apart)
Nonviolence Is A Way Of Life (Featuring Dr. Minnijean Brown Trickey, member of the Little Rock Nine who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957)
Where Do We Go From Here? Pursuing Justice (Featuring Ms. Latasha Morrison, founder of Be The Bridge, a nonprofit organization that equips persons to serve as ambassadors of racial reconciliation)
Register today to be a part of this transformative experience. All sessions will be conducted via zoom technology and will include an overview of the area of the South, meeting with each presenter, questions and answers and dedicated time to meet in small breakout groups to form relationships with your fellow travelling sisters!
Thanks to an anonymous donor, the cost of the trip is $79 per person. If you are in need of a scholarship, please contact email@example.com
“Come join the 5th Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Buidling Bridges Trip, from the comfort of your home, as we ZOOM through the Southern United States on a Civil Rights and Social Justice odyssey led by Scholar Todd Allen. Join an intimate group of women as we meet in a new city each week to learn from noted activists such as Rev. Robert E. Lee, Mrs. Mary Liuzzo Lilleboe, Mr. Robbie Tolan , and Dr. Minnijean Brown Trickey with dialogue, reflection, and question time built into each session.” Dorene Alama, Co-chair, Civil Rights and Racial Justice Journey
“This is an amazing opportunity for women to learn, explore, and question together current civil rights issues. And, we will be meeting in small groups to bond and build the relationships that would flourish when traveling together. Whether or not you have traveled with us in the past, you can further your learning in our supportive sisterhood community without the long bathroom lines! “ Zena Kaufman Co-chair, Civil Rights and Racial Justice Journey