From June 24th until July 8th, 2017 we at Spoke’n Revolutions will take on a life transforming tour through history and self-determination when we travel the route of another historic trail in America.
The Trail of Tears was a series of forced relocations of our own North Carolina Cherokee and other Native American nations in the United States following the Indian Removal Act of 1830.
WHY TOURS BASED ON HISTORY?
Each summer tour is built around a historic moment in America. The cyclists revisit historic events and spaces. Then they compare its effects on their ancestral past and their current standing. This brings the youth to a deeper understanding of self. It’s only natural to imagine what you’d do if you were a person of history, whether that history is uplifting or heart-wrenching. Either way, knowing self brings you closer to knowing what is and IS NOT acceptable to you, as well as seeking to change that which you can and accept that which you can’t.
CREATING THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS
In 2007, roughly 37% of Americans were bullied in the workforce (54 million) making a lot of unhappy people. Unhappy people at work make unhappy people at home. And the cycle repeats itself. It’s possible to break that cycle. The Spoke’n Revolutions program helps youth learn history and its impact on them, who they are, what they want, and how to get it, moving them from knowledge to action. Compassionately.
This tour “is project-based learning at its best, combining travel to powerful places with authentic experience of history and geography, collaboration towards a common goal, and intense physical activity.”1