A Civil Rights Journey

From April 23 - April 30, a group of 15 ECLC members and friends are embarking on a journey to Alabama, Mississippi, and beyond as we confront our nation’s history, our own privilege, and learn from civil rights’ activists who have lived to tell the stories of their lives. Mark and Leslie Swiggum have led this trip for years with various groups from ECLC and other congregations, and we hope for many more to come. We invite you to follow this group’s journey through this blog as we reflect on what we experience.

Trip participants include: Leaders—Leslie and Mark Swiggum; Pastor Stephanie Coltvet Erdmann, Camilla Madson, Steve Obaid, Elaine Strom, Jim Strom, Minneapolis Area Synod Bishop Ann Svennungsen, Janet Thompson, Terrie Thompson, Sonja Salveson, Warren Salveson, Peggy Soden, Becky von Fisher, and Thomas von Fisher.