Take the Journey with Sojourn

“The students I met on Sojourn Project…received valuable lessons in tolerance, nonviolence, compassion, forgiveness, faith, and social responsibility. These are the concepts that will give rise to tomorrow’s social leaders.”

~ Congressman John Lewis, 5th District of Georgia, Civil Rights Activist

Take the Journey with Sojourn

“The students I met on Sojourn Project…received valuable lessons in tolerance, nonviolence, compassion, forgiveness, faith, and social responsibility. These are the concepts that will give rise to tomorrow’s social leaders.”

~ Congressman John Lewis, 5th District of Georgia, Civil Rights Activist

Harvard Graduate and Sojourn Alum Natasha Daniella Rivera speaks of planning her first protest, inspired by her high school’s Sojourn Journey to the Deep South.

Sojourn Project offers middle and high school students, and all who attend, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit hallowed ground where courageous Americans marched and protested nonviolently, faced adversity, lost their lives, family members, homes, and livelihoods in pursuit of civil rights, social justice, equal opportunity, and liberty for all.

Sojourn’s seven-day/six-night Journeys along the path of the Modern Civil Rights Movement and through America’s struggles for liberty are fully packed, experiential, and self-selecting. Not your normal curriculum, students meet directly with Civil Rights icons, learning about social activism and themselves. We take kids out of the classroom and on the road, inspired by our history and empowered to create personal, social, and civic change.

#rightsideofhumanity

Three units of college credit. Academic rigor. Transformative. Age appropriate.

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ALL INCLUSIVE TUITION

Sojourn is not cheap.  Our tuition covers all books, entrance fees for museums and historical sites, instruction, college credit, speaker honorariums, transportation, food, lodging, etc.

But do not despair! We have scholarship money and fundraising strategies for those who need it. We want everyone interested to be able to take the Journey! Regardless of income or academic record. Documented or undocumented.

Sojourn Project is a wholly unique, transformative academic, moving classroom immersion program, and a catalyst for humanity.

What are you willing to do to correct the ills of society?

Are you going to be silent or are you willing to have your voice heard? We still have a long way to go.

Remember: Young people have made presidents act.

SIX PRINCIPLES OF NONVIOLENCE

Fundamental tenets of Dr. Martin Luther King’s philosophy of nonviolence described in his first book, Stride Toward Freedom.

PRINCIPLE ONE:
Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people.

PRINCIPLE TWO:
Nonviolence seeks to win friendship and understanding.

PRINCIPLE THREE:
Nonviolence seeks to defeat injustice, not people.

PRINCIPLE FOUR:
Nonviolence holds that suffering can educate and transform.

PRINCIPLE FIVE:
Nonviolence chooses love instead of hate.

PRINCIPLE SIX:
Nonviolence believes that the universe is on the side of justice.

© Copyright 1998 Martin Luther King, Jr.; Center for Nonviolent Social Change

PULLED FROM HISTORY

Modern-Day Heroes: Charlottesville, Virginia

August 2017, Heather Heyer died protesting racism and hate while peacefully demonstrating at a weekend rally of white supremacists that turned deadly. Her final Facebook post said it all: “If You’re Not Outraged, You’re Not Paying Attention.”

Not a Vacation.

These trips are not vacations. They are immersive, visceral experiences. Meet the leaders and families of the Civil Rights Movement. Walk the bridge in Selma where Dr. King, Congressman Lewis, and many others protested, with fatal consequences, in an unwavering peaceful march for voting rights. Visit with Minnijean Brown-Trickey, one of the Little Rock Nine, as she speaks of facing down an angry mob and how she found her voice. Learn of 14-year-old Emmett Till’s brutal, unconscionable murder and the trial that shook a nation. Sojourn’s living history lessons ensure that the struggles of the past, which are highly relevant today, are not forgotten and help inform the future engagement of our participants.

#courageiswithinyou

“A truly American movement…we suffered and sometimes died together.”

~ Reverend C.T. Vivian, Civil Rights Activist, in the Vanguard of the Struggle for Racial Equality

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