The Wisconsin Council of Churches invites you to join us in a transformational journey, beginning this April.
We are sponsoring bus departures from four cities to events taking place in Washington DC on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Unite to End Racism is both a rally and a call to action, organized by the National Council of Churches with partners the National African American Clergy Network, Conference of National Black Churches, Sojourners, Franciscan Action Network, Churches Uniting in Christ, and Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, and its member communions.
Schedule and Cost:
Unite to End Racism Rally: Buses will depart Madison, Milwaukee, Appleton and Eau Claire on April 3rd to travel overnight to Washington DC. On April 4th we will join people from around the nation for an Interfaith Service of Prayer and Preparation at the Lincoln Memorial and a Rally on the National Mall. At the end of the day, buses will return, driving overnight to arrive back to their home cities. Cost: $250 plus most meals on your own.
* Madison: Leave approximately 1 pm April 3, estimated return 10 am April 5
* Milwaukee: Leave approximately 3 pm April 3, estimated return 8 am April 5
* Appleton: Leave approximately 1 pm April 3, estimated return 10 am April 5
* Eau Claire: Leave approximately 11 am April 3, estimated return 1 pm April 5
We are also offering an option for people to register for Unite to End Racism + Lobby Day. The Lobby Day bus will depart from Madison, and follow the same rally plan as the other buses. Instead of heading home on the 4th, participants will stay an extra night in Washington DC (with hotel lodging), and head to Capitol Hill for legislative advocacy on April 5th. We’ll load buses late in the day and return to Madison with an overnight drive, arriving on the morning of April 6th. Cost: $450 plus most meals on your own.
* Madison: Leave approximately 1 pm April 3, estimated return 10 am April 6.
Participants will be blessed and sent. We will be neighbors and kin, building beloved community along the way. Let this be a transformational experience. Come prepared for the work of building community. We are looking for people who represent the great diversity of Wisconsin and our faith communities, to build connections across the lines that typically divide us. We are looking for people willing to dream together about what comes next. When you commit to this trip, we pray that you will commit to an ongoing conversation! Register soon; space on the buses is limited, and reservations are first-come, first-serve.
Be part of the nationwide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination and be part of this clarion call to the nation!