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Last year the United States of America had its highest voter turnout in over a century. The citizens sent a collective message about their expectations for the future of the country. The election is also historic because America elected the first female vice president who identifies as Black and Indian. In many ways 2020 was a great year of progress for the United States.
However, we must not forget the tragic events that took place this summer that launched countrywide protests for the Black Lives Matter Movement. Many were overwhelmed and outraged by the senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Botham Shem Jean and countless others. These tragedies bring to the forefront the fears and injustices that Black Americans have faced every day for generations.
Now that the executive branch of the US government is set to change and bring with it historic appointments to the Cabinet of the United States, the time is right to make our voices heard in our quest to create a country that represents all of its citizens. Black Americans have long suffered injustices in the United States such as slavery, Jim Crow laws, gentrification, war on drugs, housing discrimination and police brutality to name a few and it is high time we see some actionable change for the black community. This virtual race came from an idea to do something actionable to help Black Americans and I, as a Black woman am committed to creating a fun event that gets us all up and moving while also supporting organizations that are dedicated to influencing institutional change for the Black community. This event brings together several awesome organizations that are making a huge impact to support the Black Lives Matter movement by narrowing the economic gap between races, holding police across the nation accountable for their actions, and supporting those who are protesting for change.
Can I Walk my Race? YES!
Can I Run my Race? YES!
Can I March my Race? YES!
Can I remain silent? ABSOLUTELY NOT because Silence is Violence!
This race brings together several awesome organizations that are making a huge impact to support the Black Lives Matter movement by narrowing the economic gap between races, holding police across the nation accountable for their actions, and supporting those who are protesting for change.(CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL LIST)
We are happy to add charity/organization partners, so if your group is doing amazing things and would like to be involved, use the contact bar below to inquire about getting involved in this event!
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
This is a very important topic and we have received a ton of interest and questions about the event! Thank you for your awareness and your support! Some frequently asked questions are below, but please don't hesitate to click the "Questions?" button below to ask a question directly. If it's a good one we'll add it to this page!
Where does the money go? We are partnering with several organizations (click here). We're updating this list as more groups get involved but please contact us using the "questions" button below if you are part of a group that's doing good things and positively moving the dial for #BlackLivesMatter. All donations will go directly to the charities/organizations listed as well as a portion of the profit.
How does this event support the movement? We believe that joining together in a healthy and fun event and promoting the positive swag and apparel for participants drives communication and exposure to the cause. The charities and organizations partnering together to deliver this event support the Black Lives Matter movement by narrowing the racial gap through charitable initiatives aimed to support black lives and communities. We are actively recruiting organizations that are leaders in the BLM movement. We invite you to check back here as we grow our number of partners.
When do packets ship? Please be sure to register by 4/12/2021 for the special virtual event for Jack and Jill of America, Inc. (New Jersey Chapter). Items will ship out later that week. Once your items are received and scanned by the USPS, you will receive an email with your USPS tracking number. Please also be aware that each individual will receive their own separate race packet.
Additional Reading! Excited to help out and learn more about Black history? Suggested reading is provider below!!
How Else Can I Help? 2020 proved that the greatest way to invoke change is by voting. However, it does not end there! It is vital that citizens use their voices to contact their government representatives as much as possible while they are in office. Don't know how to contact your elected officials? Start here: https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials
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