- Talk, listen and share our feelings and ideas about things that concern us
- Visit each other’s communities and religious institutions
- Engage with community leaders
- In the past we have traveled to Washington D.C., Atlanta, Selma/Montgomery, and Nashville.
- openly discuss stereotypes and prejudice
- build trust among the participants
- become allies for one another
- make new friends
- learn about the history, culture, religious beliefs and concerns of various communities
- build communication and interaction between communities
- improve relations in our city and make Birmingham a model for celebrating diversity
- learn about conflict resolution
- develop personal leadership skills
A program of Temple Emanu-El and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Since January 1996 a dialogue between African and Jewish teens
Fall 2007 opened to include a greater diversity
What is P.E.AC.E Birmingham?
A monthly dialogue where teens from different cultures and faiths learn about each other.
Our program provides a safe, welcoming, open environment in which to express our feelings about
stereotypes and prejudice.
When do you meet?
Once a month on Sunday afternoons
Where do we meet?
Locations around the city that represent our diversity such as:
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Temple Emanu-El, South Highlands Presbyterian Church,
Alabama School of Fine Arts, etc.
What do we do?
Any teen entering grade 10 – 11 and past members who are seniors in h.s.
There is no cost to the members to participate in the monthly meetings or travel. The program is
totally funded by individual and foundation grants and donations.
For more information, contact:
Linda Verin 3535 Hampshire Drive 35223 967.0530 email@example.com Fax: 968-3650
I have a teen group called P.E.A.C.E. Birmingham, People Engaged in A Cultural Exchange. It's a monthly dialogue among 10th, 11th and 12th graders from different neighborhoods, cultures and faiths that builds bridges of communication; encourages racial, religious and cultural awareness; develops leadership skills; and creates mutual respect and understanding among group members - plus we have fun! We meet one Sunday afternoon each month during the school year and occasionally take trips. There is no cost. The group is cosponsored by Temple Emanu-El and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.
This past year our activities included learning about fighting hate & bullying in school, different religions' holidays, hearing the African Children's Choir, writing poetry with a spoken word artist, viewing and discussing meaningful movies and much more. In the past we have traveled to Atlanta,
Nashville, Selma/Montgomery and even Washington D.C. This year we traveled to Nashville and visited the Hermitage, RCA Studio B, Vanderbilt & Fisk Universities, attended the Symphony and the play Raisin in the Sun.
If you know a high school student who might be interested please share the attached information and application with them. We would like to get the applications back ASAP. Thanks so much!
3535 Hampshire Drive
Birmingham, AL 35223