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      JCRC Criminal Justice Reform Trip to Montgomery in Montgomery

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      November 17, 2019

      Sunday   7:00 AM

      200 Coosa Street
      Montgomery, Alabama 36104

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      JCRC Criminal Justice Reform Trip to Montgomery

      This 3-day trip will provide participants an in-depth opportunity to learn about Mass Incarceration and Civil Rights. The centerpiece of the trip is a full day in Montgomery, Alabama, to explore the Equal Justice Institute's Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration, and its National Memorial for Peace and Justice. Geoff Ward, Professor of African and African American Studies at Washington University will serve as a scholar in residence. Dr. Ward's research interests include legacies of racial violence and social control. Participants will return prepared to support legislative advocacy initiatives in Missouri and beyond.Day One: Depart from St. Louis by coach bus in the early morning. Our first stop will be Memphis, TN for lunch and to visit the National Civil Rights Museum. End the day at the hotel in Montgomery, AL Day Two: Begin day at the Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration. Meet with the staff of the Equal Justice Institute, founded by Bryan Stevenson, and learn about their advocacy work. Visit the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, sometimes referred to as the Lynching Memorial.Day Three: Depart Montgomery for Nashville to visit the Civil Rights Reading Room at the Nashville Public Library and learn how history is being used to advance justice reform in Tennessee before returning to St. Louis in the evening.The cost of the trip is $450 single occupany/$350 double occupancy, which includes bus transportation, two hotel nights, museum admissions and some meals.  This trip is highly subsidized in part by the Staenberg Family Foundation Anything Grant.

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