Racial Equity at Fourth Church

Racial Equity Council at Fourth Presbyterian Church

Fourth Presbyterian Church is committed to breaking down barriers and becoming a more racially inclusive community. Our Racial Equity Council serves as a catalyst in this intentional pursuit of racial equity. As part of their work, the council facilitates training opportunities and plans insight trips.


Insight Trip on the Civil Rights Movement


Insight Trip on the Civil Rights Movement

October 26–November 2, 2019

To apply, please click here.

Journey through the Deep South and learn the history of the civil rights movement. Bond with other participants and ancestors of faith by hearing powerful stories of the freedom struggle for African Americans. Be inspired by resilient heroes. Share in daily reflection and prayer.

Places we will visit include

  • Birmingham: Civil Rights Institute, Kelly Ingram Park, 16th Street Baptist Church

  • Montgomery: Freedom Rides Museum, Legacy Museum, National Memorial for Peace and Justice, Rosa Parks Museum, Civil Rights Memorial, Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

  • Selma: National Voting Rights Museum, the Slavery and Civil War Museum,
    the Edmund Pettus Bridge

  • Jackson: Mississippi Civil Rights and History Museums, Medgar Evers Home Museum, State Capitol

Nature of trip
Educational, addressing racism and oppression, building interracial relationships

Co-Leaders
Robert Crouch, Director of Volunteer Ministry
Vicky Curtiss, Associate Pastor
Derrick Dawson, Co-Program Coordinator for Chicago Regional Organizing for Antiracism (CROAR)

Age range
18 years and older

Estimated cost (not including air fare)
Double room: $1,375 per person
Single room: $1,975 per person

  • Room accommodations will be in hotels.
  • Rides between cities will be by bus.
  • Participants must arrange their own travel to arrive in Birmingham, Alabama, and to depart from Jackson, Mississippi.

Applications due May 1
A deposit of $800 is required

To apply, please click here.

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For More about the Racial Equity Council

Contact Nanette Sawyer, Vicky Curtiss, or Robert Crouch

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