Jesus said: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another” (John 13:34). The best way to love one another is to listen to each other’s stories. And stories are rooted in history. Looking at history will help decode the way we understand systems that affect where buildings, schools, and freeways are today, which will help us enter into our neighborhood with understanding and humility.
The Pasadena Civil Rights Excursion will be a one-day journey through the racial history and present-day challenges the city of Pasadena faces. During the excursion, we will learn about the history of housing and the desegregation of education in Pasadena and neighboring cities. We will meet and hear from local historians and citizens who will share their stories with us. Specifically, we want to look at the historical intersecting dynamics within the Pasadena community regarding church, history, and race.
The excursion will take place on Saturday, November 16th from 8am-8pm. To reserve your spot, please fill out the expression of interest form below. Space is limited so be sure to sign-up today. The final cost is yet to be determined.