I was surprised, pleased and blown away by the impact this trip had on me. An avid student of history and the Civil War, I had never deeply experienced the emotional, physical and societal toll of slavery and the lives of Blacks in the South. I really liked the frequent debrief sessions, [which were] very important for processing the intense material. Listening sessions were very interesting and instructive. Riding on the bus was a good way to connect with others on the trip. I find I am using Compassionate Listening just about daily! This was truly a "life-shaping" experience.
2022 Alabama Journey Participant
"A life-changing journey that will deepen your appreciation and understanding of the complexity of racial relations, of the construct of race, and of your own implicit racial biases; and, particularly, of the depth and breadth of the damage inflicted by slavery and racism. It highlights the work that still needs to be done concerning reparation, restitution, and reconciliation."
~ 2020 Participant