Join Rabbi Felicia Sol, along with Reverend Lea Matthews from SPSA, on a civil rights journey through Atlanta, Montgomery, Selma, and Birmingham. Together, we will work to deepen our understanding of the Civil Rights movement and how systemic racism is both historical and present today by immersing ourselves in experiences from church services at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and crossing the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma to visiting the Equal Justice Initiative Legacy Museum & Lynching Memorial and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.
This trip is open to BJ and SPSA members only.
Participants are required to attend a pre-trip meeting and post-trip debrief:. Tuesday, November 12 - 6:30-8:30PM - Civil Rights Trip Preparation. Tuesday, December 10 - 6:30-8:30PM - Civil Rights Trip Debrief
The trip will be organized by Etgar 36, an independent, pluralistic, nonpartisan, and nonprofit Jewish educational venture.
Estimated cost (excluding airfare) = $950** Cost subject to change depending on the final number of participants.
The deadline to apply is Sunday, June 30. We will let you know by Wednesday, July 31 if your application has been accepted.
Because there is currently more interest in this trip than can be accommodated, not everyone who applies will be able to participate. We will be looking for individuals who are ready to engage in honest reflection on the history of racism in America, and on the roles that we, as individuals and as communities, have played in upholding the structures of racism. In addition, our hope is for participants to bring their learnings back to the larger BJ community as we seek to advance our collective work of undoing racism. We are looking for people who are eager to continue learning about the topics encountered on the trip, and to find ways to impact the BJ community on their return. BJ and SPSA staff, including Rabbi Shuli Passow, director of community engagement, Rabbi Felicia Sol, and Pastor Lea Matthews, will select participants.