On the Building Bridges Trip to the American South, we will travel on a Civil Rights and social justice journey in order to be exposed to history, politics, and activism, which will empower and inspire participants to raise our voice about the power of love over hate, stand up against hate, and create positive change in our shared world. Please note that this trip is sold out.
On this trip in April 2018, we will visit Atlanta, Georgia; Montgomery, Alabama; Birmingham, Alabama; Selma, Alabama; and Memphis, Tennessee.
Highlights of the trip will include:
- Meeting with Civil Rights leaders
- Visiting the Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center)
- Attending an educational meeting with the Southern Poverty Law Center
- Having lunch in Selma with Joanne Bland and other Civil Rights leaders and walking across the Edmund Pettis Bridge
- Touring the National Voting Rights Museum
- Visiting the Equal Justice Initiative Memorial
- Touring the Rosa Parks Museum
- Visiting the National Civil Rights Museum-Lorraine Motel where Dr. King was assassinated
- Meeting with members of the Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities and sharing stories of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom
- Attending Jummah prayer and Shabbat services with local community members