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CIVIL RIGHTS JOURNEY

MARCH 24-27, 2022

RSVP BY DECEMBER 1, 2021

Early RSVPs are advised

A minimum of 20 people is required for the trip to take place

Friends of Temple Members are Welcome!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Our civil rights journey will begin on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 8:30 p.m. and end on Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 3:30 p.m.  Rabbi Brown will be joining this trip.  Our goal is to ​study and visit several sites related to the civil rights movement.  

NOTE:  We can accommodate up to 50 people but need a minimum of 20.

Itinerary Information
The places we will be visiting:

  • Rosa Parks Museum
  • Equal Justice Initiative's Legacy Museum & Lynching Memorial
  • Tour Selma & The Edmund Pettus Bridge
  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  • Freedom Park
  • 16th St. Baptist Church
  • King Center

In addition, we will be meeting with people directly involved in the civil rights journey.

New addition to the trip:
​Etgar 36 is now partnering with the organization Fair Fight to present to the groups. Fair Fight is a non partisan organization that advocates for election reform, engages in voter education, and encourages turnout in order to secure the voting rights of all Americans. Fair Fight was launched by Stacey Abrams after witnessing the gross mismanagement of the 2018 election, in which she ran for Governor, by the Georgia Secretary of State’s office.  The presentation will focus on:  fair elections in Georgia and around the country, encourage voter participation in elections and educate voters about elections and their voting rights.

Flight Information
Arrivals and departures are from Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson airport. Flights are to be arranged individually as some guests might want to arrive earlier and visit other places on their own. 

​Attendees should NOT book return flights departing before 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 27. 

Fees
If we have 20-24 participants:  The cost per person is $1,225 excluding airfare to Atlanta. It covers three nights in hotels and seven meals, bus transportation, and all admission and program costs. Single room supplement is an additional $255.


If we have 25-50 participants:  The cost per person is $1,125 excluding airfare to Atlanta. It covers three nights in hotels and seven meals, bus transportation, and all admission and program costs. Single room supplement is an additional $255.

The trip will be canceled if less than 20 people commit.

Deposit Information
We will need a $250 per person deposit which is refundable if we do not get the minimum number of participants.  ​The deadline for receipt of deposits is December
 15, 2021. A deposit is required to add your name to the list. First come, first served.  Final payment will be due January 15, 2022.

FAQs

What kind of food will we be eating?
We will be taking advantage of the local cuisine in the deep south but can accommodate vegan, vegetarian and gluten free diets and peanut allergies as well. Please mention this when signing up.

Will there be a fridge in my hotel room? 
Yes

How will I be able to charge my phone during the day?
The buses have phone charger outlets, bathrooms and wifi. 

How much walking will there be?
The longest blocks of walking are in the EJI Memorial in Montgomery, which is about 1/2 mile and also when we walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma , about 1/4 mile. You can ride across the bridge if you prefer.

How should I dress?
Dress is comfortable attire as we will be outdoors for much of the trip. Casual nice attire for Friday night services and Sunday morning church. 

Do I need to do anything to prepare for this trip?
We will provide a pre-trip reading list for those who sign up. ​

Still have questions?
Please 
email Randee Horowitz.

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