VISIONS on the Alabama Civil Rights Trail - Spring 2023
Join VISIONS for a unique workshop and tour experience along the Alabama Civil Rights Trail in Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma from Tuesday April 25th to Sunday April 30th!
Beginning on the evening of April 25th, participants will be introduced to VISIONS' foundational model, frameworks, and tools while visiting key Alabama civil rights sites including the Equal Justice Initiative’s (EJI's) National Memorial for Peace and Justice and The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration in Montgomery; the Civil Rights District including the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI), Kelly Ingram Park, 16th Street Baptist Church, and other historic sites in Birmingham; and the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Brown Chapel AME Church, the National Voting Rights Museum and Institute, and other historic sites in Selma.
During the workshop portions of the five-day experience, participants will enhance their personal skills for relating and working across difference, engage in reflective work about their group identities, and learn to understand and mitigate the ways that modern forms of oppression might show up in their lives. Each evening, additional time will be available for affinity groups. These groups will be designed to support any emotional/feeling responses that might arise from the tour portions of the day.
The tour and workshop will take place from the evening of Tuesday, April 25, 2023 and end midday Sunday, April 30, 2023. Workshops and accommodations will be based at the Wingate by Wyndham Hotel, 2060 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery, AL 36117 for all five nights. Breakfast at the hotel is included from April 26 to April 30, 2023. Check-in at the hotel is at 3:00 pm Central Time.
Airfare & transport to/from hotel not included. Hotel to be booked separately (see below).
Early bird until March 30: $1,500
After March 30: $1,700
Includes workshop sessions, tour transport and admission for all sites, boxed lunch on Selma tour day, and dinner three nights.
Early bird until March 30 $1,750
After March 30 $2,000
Includes workshop sessions, tour transport and admission for all sites, boxed lunch on Selma tour day, and dinner three nights and enables participation of people who are unable to pay the full rate.
Please contact VISIONS if you are interested in participating and cannot pay the regular rate.
Hotel rooms can be booked by calling Wingate by Wyndham Montgomery at (334) 244-7880 and mentioning the VISIONS block. Room rates are $119 per night + taxes for a total of $695.50. Breakfast is included.
Please register to participate in the tour below! Registration is per person and includes all workshops, transport to tour sites, admissions, as well as three dinners and a boxed lunch.
Once you have registered, please call the Wingate by Wyndham Montgomery hotel at (334) 244-7880 to book your room and mention the VISIONS block. Room rates are $119 per night plus taxes for a total of $695.50.
Once registered for the event, be on the lookout for a series of emails that will include a waiver, packing list, travel instructions, and more information as we move closer to the event date. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Afternoon arrival in Montgomery.
Evening workshop session (6-8:30 pm, dinner provided)
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Morning workshop session (9 am-12 pm)
Lunch on your own in Montgomery (depart hotel at 12:30 pm)
Afternoon visits to sites in Montgomery including Rosa Parks Museum and Footsoldiers Monument (1:30 pm-4 pm)
Dinner on your own in Montgomery (return to hotel at 8 pm)
Optional community/processing space
Thursday, April 27, 2023
Morning at EJI National Memorial for Peace and Justice (depart 9 am)
Lunch on your own in Montgomery
Afternoon EJI Legacy Museum
Dinner on your own in Montgomery (return to hotel at 7 pm)
Optional community/processing space
Friday, April 28, 2023
All day in Birmingham (depart hotel 9 am)
Lunch on your own in Birmingham
Group dinner in Birmingham (included; return to Montgomery by 9 pm)
Saturday, April 29, 2023
Morning: Workshop space (9 am-12 pm)
Boxed lunch en route to Selma, AL (depart hotel by 12:30 pm)
Afternoon: Sights in Selma, AL
Group dinner en route home (included; return to Montgomery by 8 pm)
Sunday, April 30, 2023
Morning workshop space (9 am-12 pm).
Departure after conclusion of workshop.
Because the tour group participants will be spending time indoors and in vehicles together, we are asking the following:
- That participants be prepared to take a PCR test 48 hours before the first day of the workshop (April 25), and/or
- That participants agree to rapid test on arrival, as well as periodically during the workshop.
- Masking in the workshop setting and while touring and traveling will be optional (unless otherwise posted at venue sites).
- For the safety of the group, persons who test positive will be asked to immediately mask (if they are not doing so already) and isolate themselves for the remainder of the tour and workshops.
Final COVID protocols will be emailed to participants 2 weeks prior to the workshop date. Please email email@example.com with any questions.