april, 2022

18aprAll Day24FeaturedRacial Justice PilgrimageCivil Rights Sites of the Southeast

Event Details

WHEN: April 18 – 24, 2022 Monday through Sunday (the week after Easter)

• Dallas to Memphis, TN (National Civil Rights Museum/Lorraine Motel)
• Birmingham, AL (Red Mountain, Civil Rights Institute, 16th St. Baptist church)
• Montgomery, AL (Legacy Museum, National Memorial to Peace and Justice)
• Selma, AL (worship at Tabernacle Baptist Church, walk the Edmund Pettis bridge) then return to Dallas

• Learn and thoughtfully reflect on the history of white racial violence in the United States and recognize and appreciate the strengths of the African American community to resist white supremacy in the struggle for freedom and equity.
• Observe and learn critical skills as modeled by the collaborative, reflective leadership style of Rev. June Cooper and Dr. Marrey Embers to attain and embody racial-cultural diversity.

Rev. June Cooper is a social justice educator, visionary leader, innovator, and Christian minister. She is the Theologian in the City at Old South Church in Boston and served as Executive Director of City Mission in Boston. With over 30 years management experience in health and human services and community organizing, June also managed Boston’s federal Health Start Program, a $100 million initiative credited with significantly decreasing infant mortality. She has led several pilgrimages, both in person and virtually.

Dr. Marrey Embers is a strategist of organizational change, human resources development, and diversity leadership initiatives for business, government, and non-profit organizations. She was the Director of Criminal Justice Programs for City Mission, served as a teaching fellow at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and was an editorial board member of the Harvard Educational Review.

COST: $1,000 per person, including museum admissions, deluxe bus transportation, lodging, and meals.

Please note: advance preparation, including study materials and pilgrimage planning meetings are required of all participants.


Deadline to Register: Registration will close when the trip reaches maximum occupancy of 40 participants.

*Photo credit:
Sanitation workers hold protest signs that say, “I AM A MAN.”
Richard L. Copley took this photograph at the Memphis sanitation workers strike in 1968.


april 18 (Monday) - 24 (Sunday)


Social Justice Task Force

Health Guidelines for this Event

Physical Distance Maintained
Event Area Sanitized


  1. Ron Harrison

    I want to go with my Pastor, Dr. Rev. Perryn Rice. What do you need from me besides my deposit?

  2. David F. Judd

    I am sending in my application and want to invite a friend…is this possible. Also, the registration form asks a question of previous participation in five events…none of which I was able to be a part of…so you have to lie to complete the form. A moral test perhaps???

    • M.E. Clary

      Ha! You are just fine, David. So glad you are joining us. And, yes, please share with your friend!

  3. Steve Crane

    Will this pilgrimage be offered next year?

    • M.E. Clary

      We sure hope so, Steve. Our goal is that it will be become an annual offering in similar form/fashion. Thanks for asking!


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