Sojourn is among the organizations partnering with the Equal Society on a three year campaign to observe, reflect, and learn from the 50th anniversaries of four of our nation’s seminal civil rights tipping points. Commencing in August along with other events, Sojourn joined with the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute at Stanford in a community symposium, entitled “The March on Washington: 50th Anniversary” presented by Bill Doggett Productions. Sojourn facilitated a panel discussion on intergenerational dialogue featuring Bay Area Civil Rights Movement veterans and youth leaders. The mission of the Symposium was to be a think tank for Bay Area progressives inspired by the legacies of the March on Washington. Sojourn is represented on the Equal Justice Society’s steering committee for the three-year campaign.
Sojourn was invited to partner with the Mayors of the cities of Meridian and Philadelphia, Mississippi on designing the Third National Civil Rights Conference in Meridian (June) entitled: “Rise, Advocate, Educate and Cooperate: Voices of Heroic Women and Men in the Civil Rights Movement,” at which Sojourn delivered a keynote presentation and conducted a workshop for educators.