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Justice Camp
2021 Virtual Tour 

“A Journey Toward Racial Justice for High School Students”

~Matthew 7:7-8

Day 1: Sun., 6/13,  3 - 5 pm CST:

DuSable Museum:
“How to Stand Up for Racial Justice”

A hybrid virtual and in-person tour of the nation’s oldest African-American museum, the DuSable Museum, in Chicago, IL followed by a visit to the site of the Obama Presidential Library. Arrangements are being made for virtual campers to participate virtually. In-person campers must provide their own transportation to/from both sites. A box lunch will be provided to in-person campers.  Due to Covid restrictions, space is limited for in-person participants.

Day 2: Sun., 6/27, 3 - 5 pm CST:

Southern Poverty Law Center & the Equal Justice Initiative:
“How do we treat the poor, the disfavored, the accused and the condemned?”

Panel discussion and student engagement with representatives from the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Equal Justice Initiative. (Zoom)

Day 3: Sun., 7/11, 3 - 5 pm CST:

Native American, Greenwood Rising Museum, and the John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation:
How Have We Handled Silencing Our Histories?”

Panel discussion and engagement related to the Native American and African American experiences in Oklahoma and how their history, experiences, and contributions to American culture and history have not been acknowledged. (Zoom)

Day 4: Sun., 8/8, 3 - 5 pm (CST):

“Where Do We Go From Here?” 

Back-to-school preparation, reflection time and moving forward. (Zoom)

Sponsors: Northern Illinois Conference Anti-Racism Task Force Justice Generation, Northern Illinois Conference UMVIM, UMC Native American Comprehensive Plan, United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, UM Communications, UM Discipleship Ministries

Registration is open to United Methodist high school students (incoming freshmen through graduating high school students)


Registration fee: $25 (includes limited reading and viewing resources to prepare for virtual tour discussions and projects, souvenirs from tour locations, and engagement with Native American high school students and United Methodist high school students from across the U.S. 

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If questions, please check with the local contacts below in your area: 

Northern Illinois Conference Anti-racism Task Force, Email
Native American Comprehensive Plan, Email
North Central UMVIM: Tammy Kuntz, Email
Northeastern UMVIM: Tom Lank, Email
South Central UMVIM: Karen Distefano, Email
Southeastern UMVIM: Matt Lacey, Email
Western UMVIM: Ronda Cordill, Email

Apply to be a Justice Camp counselor!


  • Adult volunteers ages 23 and older
  • Have an interest in Justice Camp virtual site visits and presentations 
  • Ability to lead/engage high school students in virtual meaningful discussions 
  • Time commitment: 10 hours, comprised of four two-hour sessions with students and two one-hour training sessions before camp "opens" on June 13  


Questions? Please contact Amania Drane Email

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