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Pathways to Freedom Program 7/17/17 – 7/28/17

Pathways to Freedom program 2017, kicked off to a very busy week! The students were introduced to how the 2 weeks would progress, the itinerary for the weeks including any documentation needed and the program finale details.

Week one students got to take a trip through the last stop of the underground railroad path in the US before concluding in Canada. Second Baptist Church located at 441 Monroe Ave, Detroit is the original church and location of this stop. The students got to learn the history of the path, the church history and what this location and information meant to our history.

The pictures below are from that day and include information seen while on the tour at Second Baptist Church.

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The following day after the visit to Second Baptist Church, the students and trainers traveled to Canada to The Walls-Freeman Farm where the underground railroad path commenced.

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Also during the first week, student were giving roles for the finale skit of the famous Bus arrest of Mrs. Rosa Parks. Trainer Ms. Piaza is seen below, instructing the students of her vision for he skit while one student takes notes for everyone and the others listen.

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Etiquette, another important piece of what Pathways to Freedom students learned. Trainer Mrs. Campbell teaches the students proper table etiquette with props, while they all take notes and listen intuitively.

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Week 2, students got to take the etiquette training learned and put it to use when they introduced, listened and thanked speakers for the day and ate a formal lunch.

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The student got the spend some time working on their journal entries from all the notes they compiled on the speakers that spoke with them, presenters that did presentations with them and the trips they took learning about Second Baptist Church, The Walls-Freeman Farm and the underground railroad.

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Just one day left of the Pathways to Freedom program and the students travel down to the Rosa Parks Transit Center where they learn about voting rights from trainers Mrs. Cabil and Ms. Bradshaw, and how Mrs. Parks and well as all other blacks, were subjected to jar guessing as a form of validating whether they could vote, in addition to taking the written test.

While there, students also got a chance to hear from Officers McCall and Rideaux in regards to safety when encountering a police officer.

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Student got a chance to practice their roles for the Bus skit of Mrs. Rosa Parks arrest on December 1st, 1955.

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The Pathways to Freedom program was a busy 2 weeks for all involved and the students got to see, do and learn a great deal about untold history of African Americans, Detroit, Mrs. Parks and life skills.

Final Hour of SHOTS FIRED! TONIGHT!

THE FINAL HOUR AIRES TONIGHT! IF YOU HAVE BEEN WATCHING WHAT’S BEEN IN THE MEDIA FOR A FEW YEARS NOW, THIS IS THE SHOW THAT KEEPS THE CONVERESATION GOING.

HOUR 10 THE FINAL HOUR – DON’T MISS IT.

 

SHOTSFIRED!

Tomorrow Night!!! February 3rd, 2017

We are seeking involvement of activists, family, friends, anti racists organizers, in a call to Action and a  powerful presentation on the newly released book, Deep Denial by David Billings giving insights into the history of white supremacy that dominates and controls our lives.  We must stand in solidarity. Please show up so we can show out with resistance to the current reality.
 6-8pm Feb 3rd the eve of Rosa Parks’ Birthday who demonstrated the power one to activate masses.
With Solidarity we will win.
Peace and Blessings

mama lila

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Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute’s YEAR AT A GLANCE 2016

Here’s a look in pictures of what some of the activities and annual events look like 2016.

Speaking engagements, honors and recognitions as well as partnering, sponsoring and hosting.

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Being honored and speaking at the Library of Congress in Washington DC.

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Pathways to Freedom Camp with youth ages 11-17 and education on Water and Human Rights.

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Pathways to Freedom Camp Life and Legacy of Rosa Parks education.

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Pathways to Freedom youth Gardening Day with ARISE Detroit with education.

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Pathways to Freedom learning and working the Fruit of Labor in the growing benefits of gardening.

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Education, Pathways to Freedom and the United Nations in New York.