BENEFITING: SHAPE COMMUNITY CENTER INC
EVENT DATE: Jul 14, 2016
This year's Freedom Tour is dedicated and in honor of the work of our dear sister and community activist, Valerie L. Waden, who had a life-long commitment to S.H.A.P.E. Before her transition, Valerie's last work was to help fulfill the annual Freedom Tour.
ATTENTION ALL FREEDOM LOVING PEOPLE
“Time is growing near for the Children of SHAPE Community Center to go on their 27th Annual Freedom Tour. In order for them to go, we need your help. Join us in an effort of cooperative economics and help us reach our goal. We need $7,500 before the 7th of July since we are leaving on the 14th. GET ON BOARD and get on that Freedom Tour train and engage in some collective works and responsibility.” ~ Deloyd Parker
In the Spirit of the great Freedom Riders of the 1960s, S.H.A.P.E. Community Center has taken young people on a journey of history throughout the Deep South (Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Arkansas). Re-tracing the "Civil Right Movement," students visit historical landmarks and Historically Black Universities. This year’s Freedom Tour begins July 14th and ends on the 20th.
Some of the sites visited are Tuskegee University, Brown A.M.E. Chapel, the Voter's Rights Museum, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Kelly Ingram Park, and the Symbolic March across the Edmund Pettus Bridge (this auspicious historical event was documented in the film “Selma” released in January, 2015). Civil Rights activists attempted to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge on their way to Montgomery, Alabama. Young people are able to re-enact these moments in history by crossing the bridge with their group.
When the tour ends, young people and their mentors will conduct forums to share information and their combined experiences. Through video documentation, written reports and question and answer sessions, participants educate others about places of historical significance.
Make your money count as we educate our children about the history and the legacies of the Civil Rights movement. The Freedom Tour changes lives and secures our future.
Your generous contributions are sincerely appreciated and we look forward to seeing you at our youth forums upon our return. SHAPE is asking for your prayers for a safe and purposeful trip. Should there be any questions please contact SHAPE at 713-521-0641, 713-521-0629 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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(Fundraising Campaign Created by Joshua Muhammad)