To: High School Students 10th & 11th Grades
From: Linda Verin Ph 967.0530 Fx 968.3650
This is an invitation for high school students to apply to be members of Peace B’ham. The vision of Peace B’ham is to bring together young people from different religious, racial and cultural communities in our city to build bridges of communication and cooperation. Our mission includes encouraging racial, religious and cultural awareness to create life long mutual respect and understanding among group members. We work on developing leadership skills, becoming allies for one another, feeling pride in our own group and creating a sense of community among our members. We also make friends, have fun and it looks good on college applications!
We meet once a month on a Sunday afternoons from 2–5 pm at various locations around the city. In the past we have travelled, gone to cultural events, viewed videos that are relevant to learning about one another and fighting prejudice, discussed current events as it relates to our mission, as well as a host of other activities. This past year we toured the B'ham Civil Rts. Institute; had a cultural tour of B'ham; talked about youth activism; concerns at school; Christian, Jewish, Islam & Hindu religions; helped paint the Green Springs Ministry; saw the movie Red Tails about the Tuskegee Airmen and attended the Nature Conservancy picnic. We traveled to Montgomery, Auburn & Tuskegee as well. In the past we have traveled to Nashville, Atlanta and Washington D.C. There is no cost to the student.
We would like to receive all applications by June 1st.
Peace Birmingham is a joint project of Temple Emanu-El and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Advisors include Linda Verin, Director; Ahmad Ward, B’ham Civil Rights Institute; Barry Parker, Parker H.S. teacher; Holley Jackson, YWCA Americorps; and Sharon Repp, retired H.S. teacher.
This opportunity is limited to 40 students.
Thanks for your attention.
3535 Hampshire Drive
Birmingham, AL 35223