Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life

Dr. Dennis Simon Civil Rights Pilgrimage

Trip Leaders



Ray Jordan, CRP Trip Leader 

First experiencing the Civil Rights Pilgrimage as a student participant, Ray fell in love with not only the history, but the current relevance of this forgotten history. Ray utilizes a variety of experiences as the leader of the SMU Civil Rights Pilgrimage. Although he holds two master's degrees (one being from SMU's Perkins School of Theology), it has often been noted that Ray's greatest contribution to the trip is his rousing renditions of movement songs every morning!




 Madison Lopez, Student Leader

 Madison Lopez is a junior undergraduate student from Lewisville, Texas. She is studying Political Science and Human Rights and is part of the     Tower Scholars program offering a specialized minor in Public Policy and International Affairs. Madison went on the Civil Rights Pilgrimage in   2018, and it opened her eyes to see the powerful connections between her own faith and social justice. She is particularly passionate about the   issue of human trafficking and women’s rights and is Cooper-McElvaney Peace and Justice Fellow focusing on the need for human trafficking   primary prevention education.