(Optional Capitol Tours start as early as 2:00pm)
@ the Michigan State Capitol Building,
100 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933.
Bring your homeschool family to the Capitol. This event is FREE and does not require a ticket.
Michigan Christian Homeschool Network, MiCHN, is inviting homeschool families from around the state to join us for a field trip and Homeschool Freedom Rally in downtown Lansing on Thursday, May 20th!
2:00 pm – Optional Capitol Tours begin; sign-up required
The event begins with optional Capitol tours beginning at 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, and 4:00. (Tour sizes are limited to 25 people each, so you must sign up for a tour spot here: https://michn.event1.io/2021-day-under-the-dome)
Any time between 2:00 and 5:00pm – Prayer Walk
Stop at our Day at the Dome tent to pick up your Prayer Guide, then plan to spend about 30 minutes doing a prayer walk around the Capitol grounds and other nearby government buildings downtown.
4:00 pm – Coffee & Cookie Break / Meet & Greet with Legislators
Legislators have been invited to stop by our tent on the lawn for a mid-afternoon coffee and cookie break and for an opportunity to talk with homeschool families from around the state. Why not personally invite your Representative and Senator to meet you there? And also let us know if you’re able to help with baking Michigan Cherry Chocolate Chip cookies?!? (Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E44ADAF2DA5FC1-dayatthe)
5:00 pm – Homeschool Freedom Rally on the Capitol Steps
At 5:00pm, we will gather on the Capitol steps for our Homeschool Freedom Rally- a short program with some key legislators addressing the crowd, sharing our Michigan Home Education Week resolution, and briefly reviewing the history of homeschooling in Michigan- focusing on how we obtained our freedom and what we need to be doing to keep that freedom! We will also enjoy some time of corporate prayer and singing of some patriotic songs together, before heading across town to our “Hope for your Homeschool Night of Worship.”
Starting at 2:00 pm on Thursday, May 20th, come find MiCHN Representatives under the Day at the Dome canopy on the Capitol lawn to answer questions and to pick up information, helpful civics curriculum resources, prayer guides, patriotic song sheets, etc…
Rally on the Capitol steps begins at 5:00 pm!
At the Homeschool Freedom Rally we will celebrate the freedom we currently have to homeschool in Michigan. Join us in corporate prayer for our state and nation, for families, for churches, and for the protection of our freedoms– especially our homeschool freedom. We will be inspired by stories about how we obtained the homeschool freedom that we have today, and reminded of what we must do in order to keep that freedom.
Note: Optional Capitol tours are available every half hour, beginning at 2:00. Each tour is limited to 25 people. Sign up for a tour here: TOUR TICKETS (This is the only part of the event which requires registration.)