Southern, United States

Civil Rights Learning Tour

-- Southern, United States

8 days
Ages 16–25
Youth Venture



Dates: July 9-16, 2023 

Cost: $700 per participant. Covers orientation activities, travel during the YV trip, lodging, food and admission tickets.

Application deadline: April 1

Explore history, inspire change

Learn about the triumphs of the unsung heroes who challenged brutal racism with nonviolence and changed segregation laws during the United States civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Participants will visit places of historical significance, hear stories, and learn why our faith calls us to stand against injustice and with the oppressed.

This trip will occur in the southern U.S., but we hope participants will use what they learn on this trip to further explore what happened in their own communities during this era, as well as address the injustices that continue today. We invite participants to join us in this exciting opportunity to develop their faith, to grow as emerging leaders and to bring change in their own communities.

Trip leaders

Ann Jacobs is a training and resource specialist for Mennonite Mission Network, who focuses on African American churches and ministries.

Dr. Drew G. I. Hart is associate professor of theology at Messiah University and has 10 years of pastoral experience.

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