Sunday, October 9, 12:45 to 5:30 p.m. there’s still room on the bus for you!
Black Scroll Network Bus Tour of Detroit Sites Related to Racial Justice
(Leaving from and returning to St. Clare’s)

What: Detroit Divided: The Story of Those in Detroit Fighting For and Against Racial Justice
This is the story of those in Detroit who have fought (and are fighting) for and against racial justice, making the story of “Northern Jim Crow” come alive. Some stops on the Underground Railroad will also be included. This tour will give us a glimpse into a Detroit that we have not seen before.

When: Sunday, October 9: 12:45-5:30 PM

Who: The tour will be conducted by Jamon Jordon (click Jamon’s name for a 2021 article about him in The Detroit Free Press), educator and historian, and founder of The Black Scroll Network, History and Tours. Sister Vee, the Diocesan missioner for Spirituality and Race, will also be joining us.

Details: RSVPs are necessary so that we can be sure we have enough room for participants to spread out, given that COVID is still a concern. The bus seats 56, so there should be plenty of room. (We do ask that participants remain masked while on the bus.) You can RSVP by emailing or calling Ann Putallaz (annp1025@yahoo.com, 734-827-4443). There will also be a sign-up sheet at church. Please RSVP as soon as possible.

The bus will pick us up and drop us off at St. Clare’s. Boarding will start at 12:45 PM and the bus will leave promptly at 1:00 PM. We will return to St. Clare’s between 5:15-5:30 PM.

The bus has a sound system, so it should be easy to hear Jamon Jordon, our tour guide, as he narrates the tour for us. (FYI: The bus does have a restroom.)

There will be points on the tour where participants will have a chance to exit the bus to see a site in more detail. However, if someone wishes to remain on the bus, that’s perfectly fine.

At the end of the tour, participants are welcome to join a discussion of the event in the Adult Lounge – entirely voluntary.

There is a significant expense in hiring a bus for a round trip from Ann Arbor to Detroit, as well as for the tour itself. We ask that participants make a donation to help cover the costs, if they are able to do so. If you choose to make a donation by check, please make the check payable to St. Clare’s and write “EEAC Detroit Bus Tour” in the memo line.

If you have any questions, please contact Ann Putallaz (annp1025@yahoo.com, 734-827-4443)

Sponsored by St. Clare’s Equity Education and Action Committee (EEAC)