Since 2018 GLIDE’s Center for Social Justice has taken a diverse cohort of individuals and groups to Alabama. In Alabama, we retrace the origins of racial injustice and to open our eyes to the injustices that continue today.
Together, we visit the many memorials and museums that tell the stories of enslavement and the through-line to contemporary mass incarceration. This pilgrimage is an immensely powerful experience for all participants. Many have discovered that when diverse people come together during the pilgrimage, common ground is found and they become allies in the struggle against racism. Participants gather multiple times in San Francisco before and after the journey, coalescing as a group and harnessing a collective fire for justice.