Article 1: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” [from Universal Declaration of Human Rights]
Day 1 of camp was a time for for campers and counselors to get to know each other and for us to learn about the rich history of Koinonia Farm’s work for civil rights, equality, and justice. Koinonia Farm, where we lived for the week, was started as an interracial farm and community in the 1940s in south Georgia. Needless to say, they were a focal point for racist attacks and a home base for civil rights activism. We ate lunch with the Koinonia community, took a tour of the farm, then learned about the civil rights movement (especially the Little Rock Nine) and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. That evening, after dinner, we built a bonfire, told stories, and made s’mores. Click on any photo below to see a larger version.