Together is Better Alliance (TiBA) announces first virtual tour

In October 2019, TiBA Board of Directors and Volunteer Leaders took an exploratory trip to Montgomery and Birmingham, AL. The purpose was to determine if educational tours would be feasible in our desire to work with schools and communities in learning about and addressing systemic and institutional racism in America. This was a meaningful and, at times, heart-wrenching journey. It instilled in us a desire to learn more and engage others. Although we have decided not to go to the physical sites in 2021, we invite you, as educators and community leaders, to go with us on a virtual tour starting in Chicago, IL, then to Montgomery, AL, and then to Tulsa, OK.  Scroll down to learn how you can join us. Should you have questions, please contact us at

Sharon Hatchett, TiBA Board President, and her mother, Helen Hatchett, share their experiences after visiting Montgomery, AL in Oct. 2019

Karen Ziech served as an organizer and workshop facilitator for the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago and Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and Training. In retirement, she volunteers for Crossroads and Together is Better Alliance.

Tour Price
$150 per person

TiBA Tour Flyer

Register and Payment

This tour was curated with educators in mind. If interested, please email with your name and phone number and we will contact you to discuss details to register and pay.

Agenda (all times are 9 – 11a CT)

    • Day 1 (Thurs., July 8): DuSable Museum
    • Day 2 (Fri., July 9): Equal Justice Initiative
    • Day 3 (Mon., July 12): Southern Poverty Law Center
    • Day 4 (Tues., July 13): Oklahoma: Greenwood Rising Museum and the John Hope Franklin Center
    • Day 5 (Wed., July 14): What’s going on? Panel discussions with TiBA partners and Board members engaged in dismantling systemic racism.

Our tour offers wonderful opportunities to engage with museum site leaders, virtual tours of each site, engaging and reflective discussions, curriculum, souvenirs, breakout sessions, and Q&A time. Due to TiBA’s focus on education, this tour was curated with educators (K-12 and college) in mind; however, others who are interested are welcome to register and participate.  Space is limited.


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