Saturday, March 21, 2015
U of I Civil Rights Pilgrimage
I've only been away from Champaign - Urbana since yesterday at 12:30 pm and I already feel I've learned a lot in this short time. To begin - I am with 51 amazing students who have chosen to spend their spring break learning about the Civil Rights movement and an amazing coordinator who who walks the walk and talks the talk. I have traveled to Memphis and Atlanta and visited the museums and seen the exhibits but never with the lens of intentionality that I am using this week. By the end of this week, I would like to not take my privileges for granted, I would like to read more and connect the dots and I would like to encourage those I come in contact with to re-examine our role in this movement today as we spend time with or raise children who feel we live in a post Civil Rights world.