2018 Faith and Politics Institute Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage

Institute for Community Leadership student Isaac Sotelo has been selected as a youth to represent Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) and the Ninth Congressional District, in the 2018 Faith and Politics Institute Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage. Sotelo, a senior at Kentwood High School, will join thirty members of Congress representing both political parties and the House and Senate, visit historically significant sites in our nation’s Civil Rights history. Congressional members and their guests travel to Memphis, Tennessee, Birmingham, Montgomery, and Selma, Alabama, March 1-4. Sotelo has led numerous civic engagement projects over the past four years. He played a fundamental role in establishing a student-led voter registration drive at Kentwood High School. Sotelo also teaches nonviolence classes with the Institute for Community Leadership throughout the year. Pictured here at the historic Lorraine Motel, where Dr. King was assassinated 50 years ago next month.