Theme: “For We Were Once Strangers in a Strange Land”
Participants will learn about the struggles of African Americans to gain equality in the 1950s & 60s as well as discover how Jews were involved in the Civil Rights struggle. Participants will walk away understanding why Jews, as people who have known oppression, must care and act when others are oppressed. The journey can include Atlanta, Montgomery, Selma, and Birmingham. Visits include the Equal Justice Initiative Legacy Museum and Memorial to the victims of lynching, Freedom Park, the site where Leo Frank was lynched, the Rosa Parks Museum, the Martin Luther King Center/Auburn Ave. district, Ebenezer Baptist Church, walking across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the 16th Street Baptist Church, and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and learn about the current fight against voter suppression with Fair Fight 2020.
Theme: “The Soundtrack of Revolution”
Discover how rock and roll music helped break down the walls between the races during the Civil Rights era and how today art, hobbies, and interests can be used as a form of activism and transform the world. The trip includes following in the footsteps of Dr. King, Elvis Presley, and the musicians of Stax Studio. Explore the intersection of rock and roll and the Civil Rights movement at the Smithsonian Rock and Soul Museum, Graceland, and Stax and Sun Studios. Learn about Civil Rights at the site where Dr. King was assassinated, which is now the National Civil Rights Museum, and dance to the transformative music that is rock and roll at a music club on the street where it all began – Beale Street. An optional side trip to Little Rock to visit where 9 students changed America by integrating Central High School.
The Etgar 36 staff serves as educators, discussion leaders, & logistic planners for your trip.
Expand your students’ minds and world by taking them on a journey during the school year!
We provide participants with the tools and inspiration to take the next step beyond social action.
Our mission is to sharpen our participants’ social and political awareness, etc.
The Etgar 36 staff serves as educators, discussion leaders, and logistic planners for your Journey. We take care of every aspect of your Journey, including transportation, meals, housing, site seeing, and education. We will also serve as tour guides along with the local contacts we have in each city you will visit.
Our goal is to inspire and empower your group to find their voice, get involved in the Jewish tradition of social activism, and create change in your local community using the lessons they learn on the road.
Imagine, all you need to do to give your group an experience they will always remember is to contact us!