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Civil Rights Trip

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Park School of Baltimore

Students from the partnership schools of City College High School, City Neighbors Charter School, and The Park School of Baltimore travel together on a Civil Rights trip to learn an important part of American history together and from one another.  For seven days, the students travel and live together, learning to appreciate the many different needs and habits of one another while also learning to imagine themselves as activists and to be empathetic to other perspectives.  While on this trip, the students also reflect and consider current issues in Baltimore and how they themselves can affect change and break down stereotypes about one another.  Through this process, the students learn about each other’s’ schools and make new friends across racial/ethnic/religious/economic and geographical lines.

Activities include:

  • Collaborative student meetings to prepare for the trip
  • Fundraising activities to support the trip
  • Meeting Movement leader, Congressman John Lewis in Washington, DC
  • Meeting other activists from the Movement
  • Spending a week together travelling throughout the South visiting sites important to the Civil Rights Movement
  • Presentation to families and funders after our return
  • Follow-up meetings to identify ways students can become activists in our communities

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