City Mission Pilgrimage
June 13-16, 2019
National Memorial for Peace and Justice
This event is sold out.
City Mission Boston and Old South Church in Boston will lead a pilgrimage to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. The purpose of this journey is to acknowledge the living legacy of white supremacy in our country, learn the history of white racial violence from Reconstruction to Jim Crow and begin to appreciate the importance of resisting modern day racism and system injustice in our lives and community.
Pilgrimage highlights include:
A visit to the recently opened Equal Justice Initiative Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration and at EJI’s National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which acknowledges 4,400 African American victims of lynching
Tour of historical sites in Montgomery including the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, the historical Greyhound Bus Station, and the Dexter Avenue Church Parsonage with Jake Williams an original Civil Rights Foot Solider
Attendance at a worship service at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church (optional)
A walk across the iconic Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama
Daily Reflections and conversations with local historians and storytellers along the way
June 13-16, 2019
$200 per person (this is non-refundable)
Please send the registration fee to:
City Mission, Inc.185 Columbia Road, Suite 317Boston, MA 02121
Tickets to the various sites • Local tours • 2 meals
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED:
The Pilgrimage is limited to 40 participants. Learn more about the goals of the pilgrimage and how to prepare.
You will be responsible for making your own travel arrangements. We have reserved a block of rooms at the following hotel at a rate of $169 per night:
Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa at the Convention Center
21 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
You may call them directly at (334) 481-5000 and reference the hotel code “Boston City Mission” or “BCM”.
BOOK A ROOM TODAY - DEADLINE TO BOOK A ROOM IS MAY 13, 2019.