Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM CDT
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31st Street Beach, Rooftop Garden
Chicago, IL  60616

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Black Family Day Committee 2018


 Remembering the Children's Crusade of 1963

2018 Children's Crusade: The Power of Children - Then and Now

Please join us as we commemorate the 55th anniversary of the historic Birmingham Children's Crusade of 1963.  We will recreate the Jack and Jill of America, Inc. National Children's Crusade to include programming, history of the 1963 Children's Crusade, Children's March, Partnerships, and Collaborations. This event is hosted by the Chicago, South Suburban Chicago, and Windy City Chapters. 

We will meet at the 31st Street Beach, Rooftop Garden for lunch and a program.  We will then march from 31st Street Beach to the 35th Street Beach, across the 35th Street bridge, and back to our original location.  Parking is located north of the 31st Street beach main entrance and west of the 31st Street bridge.

The 31st Street Beach, Rooftop Garden is located south of the playground.  Look for tents and balloons.  **Please bring your lawn chairs.  Registration opens at 9:00 am**


9:00-9:55am   Registration (continental breakfast, face-painting, brown bag lunch assembly, etc.)

10:00-10:15am   Welcome and 2018 Chicago Children’s Crusade Orientation (Children’s meeting and safety briefing w/prayer)

10:15-11:15am   Reflections on 1963, Power and Protest Movie Viewing—Mighty Times: The Children’s March & The Art of Protest: 2018 Children’s Crusade Sign Making

11:15-12:00pm   Our Role Now: Our Power…Our Protest (activities are age group specific) Townhall Meeting: Living Black in America(GG5&6) Cross the Line (GG3&4) Authors in the Park (GG1&2) Voting Booths (open to all)

12:00-12:45pm   JJOA Children’s Crusade March from 31st Street Rooftop Garden to 35th Street Memorial

12:45-2:00pm JJOA Black Family Day 2018 (Lunch and Entertainment)


-Shirt and Bag Bundle:

To commemorate the event, you can buy The Power of Children: Jack and Jill Children's Crusade T-shirt and Bag from the Children's Defense Fund online store - no later than April 19, 2018Click the link below for ordering information.


Registration Information:

This event is hosted by the Chicago, South Suburban Chicago, and Windy City chapters.  Host Chapter members may invite guests.  Please see the various registration fees.  Host Chapter Mothers and Fathers $40, Host Chapter Children 3-18 yr. $30, Guest Chapter Adults $50, Guest Chapter Children $40, Guest Adults $50, and Guest Children 3-18 yrs. old $40.   **YOUR REGISTRATION IS YOUR COMMITMENT TO PAY.**

Payment Information:

Payments should be made to your host chapter (Chicago, South Suburban Chicago, or Windy City).  Please check with your chapter or a host chapter for payment instructions. 

Contact Information:

Maggie Muhammad, Black Family Day Chair – Chicago Chapter           

Maggrivers@aol.com, 703-772-5388

Dee Graham, Black Family Day Chair – South Suburban Chicago Chapter

Dietrich.Graham@att.net, 708-670-2825

Chanel Strong, Black Family Day Chair – Windy City Chapter

wccjjblackfamday@yahoo.com, 773-844-7144