SVP Learning Tour: Montgomery, Alabama

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The National Memorial for Peace and Justice

417 Caroline Street

Montgomery, AL 36104

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SVP International and SVP Los Angeles are teaming up to host a trip to Montgomery, AL to visit the National Memorial for Peace & Justice and the Legacy Museum. Established in 2018 by the Equal Justice Initiative, the memorial and museum are dedicated to the legacy of enslavement, terror, violence, and humiliation of Black people in the United States. The exhibits take the visitor through U.S. history of slavery and lynching to present-day mass incarceration and police violence.

This trip is open to anyone who wants to understand U.S. history and present-day inequities and terror. Taking place from July 17-19, attendees will visit the museum and memorial, participate in small-group dialogue and affinity group conversations, and be a part of a small-group dialogue with staff from the Equal Justice Initiative.




Registration fee includes:

  • Tickets to the Museum and Memorial
  • Breakfast July 17, 18, and 19th
  • Lunch on July 17 and 18th (we will conclude before lunch on the 19th)
  • Participation in facilitated learning and reflection over the course of the three-day trip
  • Small-group presentation from the Equal Justice Initiative on July 19th


Registration fee does not include:

  • Hotel (we have a limited number of group rate discounted rooms at nearby hotel)
  • Dinner (participants will be encouraged to use no-host small group reservations made by SVP)
  • Travel to/from Montgomery, AL from nearby airports
  • Ground transportation within Montgomery (Museum, Memorial, Hotel, and Group sessions are all within a 1 mile range)




Hotel reservation information:

  • We have a limited number of group rate discounted rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Downtown Montgomery (120 Madison Avenue, Montgomery,Alabama)
  • Reservations can be made by phone (say you're with Social Venture Partners International and ask for Monica) at 334-245-2320 ext. 3 or by clicking here.
  • Online, view the group rates by clicking on “Add Special Rate Codes” link prior to clicking on “Check Rooms & Rates.”
  • Use the group code: SVP
  • Please book by Monday, June 17th, 2019 to receive the discount.


Travel to / from Montgomery:

  • We'll start the learning tour with breakfast and conversation at 8:00 am on Wed., July 17th and we'll wrap up at 11:00 am on Friday, July 19th. Please book your travel accordingly.
  • The two closest airports to Montgomery, AL are Montgomery Regional Airport (Montgomery, AL) or Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport (Atlanta, GA). If coming through Atlanta, a rental car may be the best option.
  • For those driving to Montgomery from Atlanta, use this google sheet to coordinate carpooling!
  • The Learning Tour officially ends at 11am on Friday, July 19th.

If you have additional questions about this trip, please contact Emily Reitman at emily@svpi.org or Christine Margiotta at cmargiotta@svpla.org.

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The National Memorial for Peace and Justice

417 Caroline Street

Montgomery, AL 36104

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