Lagunitas 8th Grade Goes to Alabama

It's hard to make the Civil Rights Movement and ongoing racial inequity in America relevant to 8th graders in Marin County.  They read books and articles, view films and listen to speakers but when they walk out classroom door, they find themselves safe at home in one of the  most insulated places in America.  

Teacher Katherine Sanford and the staff and parents of the Lagunitas Middle School hope to change that, at least a little.  We are seeking funding for a journey to the Deep South where our students will stand in the footsteps of Martin Luther King, John Lewis and Rosa Parks in key locations associated with the Civil Rights Movement to gain an understanding of the long and difficult history that defines our nation to this day. The voyage includes visits to the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the recently opened National Memorial for Peace and Justice (Lynching Memorial), Freedom Park, Birmingham and the 16th Street Baptist Church.  The journey concludes with a tour of the National Human and Civil Rights Museum in order to understand Civil Rights issues that we face today. 

We are seeking funding for program and travel expenses so that all (30+) students will be able to participate in this unforgettable trip that will change the way they view themselves and their country forever. 

We have already made a deposit for airfare, lodging and programs and will need to raise the total amount by January 2019.  We are estimating the total cost per student to be  $1,428.

Our students and staff truly appreciate your support and we believe that this experience will provide a pivotal experience in the lives of our San Geronimo youth in  a way that will make our world a better place.

This Go Fund Me campaign is one of many fundraising activities we are working on to meet our goal.  We have an upcoming event, Frontlines and Deadlines, on December 23rd.  Check out this link for ticket information.  Tickets.

We have raised 63% of goal!!!!

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    • $25 
    • 19 mos
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    • $25 
    • 19 mos
  • Emily Schmidt  
    • $100 
    • 20 mos
  • Michelle Veneziano 
    • $200 
    • 30 mos
  • Cindy Purkey 
    • $25 
    • 31 mos
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Fundraising team: Parent/Teacher Fundraising Team (2)

Monique L Paltrineri 
Raised $1,260 from 10 donations
San Geronimo, CA
Lead Enrich Achieve Progress 
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Katherine Sanford 
Team member
Raised $2,860 from 15 donations
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