Person2Person is Sawyerville's race relations conference. Each year, high school from all over the state come together to learn about the history of race in Alabama, to talk about their own experiences of race, and to discuss what they can do to improve race relations in Alabama.
Person2Person 2020 welcomed 26 participants and staff from all over the Diocese. High school students, college students, and adults spent Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend learning about the history of race in Alabama and discerning how Christians are called to improve race relations now.
Similar to years past, the group stayed at St. John’s Episcopal Church and visited the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, the Legacy Museum, and the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery. The group also made a day trip to Selma where they toured the Selma Interpretive Center and enjoyed lunch at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
The weekend was packed with visits to important historical and cultural sites as well as group discussions about race. One participant said, “The field trips were great. They were powerful sites and really gave us a good idea of the Civil Rights Movement and the state of race relations today.” Another noted, “I liked how everyone was vulnerable this whole weekend and everyone respected everyone.”
2020 Youth Program Team Demais Hall De'Tyrick King Mariyum Lowther Libba Manley KaLynn Patterson Maxie Sansom Aaron Wiggins
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