Earlier this year I went on the 2012 Civil Rights Immersion Trip with my roommate/best friend and it was an experience we will never forget!
The trip took us to Washington D.C. where we visited the National Portrait Gallery, Anacostia Museum, met Andre Carson's Legislative Correspondent/Assistent, Erica Powell. We had a tour of Capitol Hill and heard Harry E. Johnson (CEO of the Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc) speak at the National Museum of Natural history. We visited the MLK, FDR, and Lincoln Memorials and the African American Civil War Museum. We visited NY Ave Presbyterian Church and met with members from the Department of Justice, we saw the Japanese American Memorial and went to a Unitarian Church Service as the All Souls Church.
I recently got information in an email from La Casa about the trip Civil Rights Immersion Trip for 2013!
This year they are going to Little Rock, Arkansas from January 17th to the 20th.
This year's theme is Making a Career of Humanity to help participants continue Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.''s work today in society.
On this trip they will be visiting Central High School where the Little Rock nine made history. Philander Smith College, Heifner International, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, and the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center are some of the other places you will see if you decide to apply to go on this trip.
55 students will be chosen as participants on this trip.
Due to the generous amount donations from various campus departments participants only have to pay $25 to go on this trip! This fee includes lodging for to days, transportation, and museum attractions and educational materials. However, participants are responsible for any food costs and other expenses.
I hope you take advantage of this amazing opportunity because it really is inspirational and empowering.
The deadline for the application is November 16th, and if it is anything like it was last year it was relatively simple to do if this is an experience you are really passionate about.
Visit the CommUNITY Education Program page to learn more about this opportunity and how to apply.