Save the date: January 21-24 for the 2018 EPFP Civil Rights Bus Tour.
The deep racial divides and tragedies facing communities across the country today echo the struggles for equity and social justice of the Civil Rights era. We invite you to join IEL, in partnership with The Freedom '64 Project, on the Civil Rights Bus Tour and take a journey through history, to both reflect and engage in a meaningful dialogue about how to make a positive social change in our communities and organizations.
Questions? Contact Tyson Elbert.
“My wife and I and about 40 others made this trip at a time of rising anxiety among minorities and many whites about the increase in hate-related behavior following our recent presidential election. The question hanging over us: will we allow the past to repeat itself?"
- John Merrow, Board Member, IEL
“When Martin Luther King, Jr. made the call for people to join him in the march from Selma to Montgomery, all kinds of allies showed up: black, white, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, young and old. People were called to a movement that was fundamentally about human rights, and the belief that we all deserve the same rights and liberties. In a similar way, and without anticipating it, we realized on the last day of our bus tour that we as a group had unified around this common powerful experience, and pledged to support one another in our own work to advance civil and human rights."
- Mary Kingston Roche, Director of Public Policy at the Coalition for Community Schools, IEL (EPFP '10-11)
Bus Tour Team
Helen Janc Malone Tyson Elbert Roscoe Jones, Sr. Sarah McCann
National Director, EPFP MS EPFP Coordinator Freedom '64 Project National Coordinator, EPFP