Monday, February 22, 2016

Post from Xochitl Esparza

I'm really excited to embark on the civil rights pilgrimage. Today we got introduce ourselves to our fellow peers. I'm looking forward to meet everyone and to make new friends.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Why I choose the Civil Rights Pilgrimage?

           I wasn’t planning for a spring break trip. However, the Civil Rights Pilgrimage seemed like an interesting trip and economical. I was highly recommended to attend the trip by a friend because she had a great experience. Moreover, my sister mentioned how she didn’t have the opportunity to go on the Civil Rights Pilgrimage.

            I want to achieve a better understanding of the Civil Rights Movement and share what I have learned with others. This trip will allow me to be in places were the Civil Rights Movement took place and the journey. I will be able to see and stand where history was made. Since the group of students will be diverse, we will all have different viewpoints. It will help grow as an individual by being more open minded and educated. 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Former Trip Participant Doing Great Things

LaVontae Brooks, who went on the trip last year just sent me this picture. He is with Congressman John Lewis, who we learn quite a bit about on the trip. He wanted me to see the photo because Congressman Lewis signed LaVontae's book that he bought on the trip last year. LaVontae is currently in Washington D.C. working for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.

So proud of you LaVontae!!

Monday, February 8, 2016

The trip is filled!

Our Spring Break 2016 trip is now filled. Please check back during spring break to read about the experience of the students who are traveling this year. We can't wait!!