Race Forward 5K Run/Walk
COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROJECT
What will it take to achieve racial justice and reconciliation in our communities?
Racism continues to shape the outcomes of all institutions. Dismantling racism can feel overwhelming, and everybody has some responsibility; each and every one of us has to contribute – individually and collectively. What will you do about it? We believe that if we all work together, we can make a difference. We are stronger together.
Here’s a chance to take action, meet people pressing for positive change, be part of a conversation that can really change our lives and our nation, and learn more about building an effective movement for social transformation with accountability to the communities most impacted by racism.
To create real racial equity, we must learn how to deconstruct historical, cultural and institutional racism and build something new and revolutionary in its place. Come create an anti-racist reconciled world where all people are valued and systems of power, privilege and access are equitable. Be part of the solution and join us as we Race Forward.
Racism hurts everyone. End racism NOW!
CLICK BELOW TO SIGN-UP TO JOIN US $25 per registrant. Note: We are asking each registrant to commit to raising a minimum of $100 from friends, family and co-workers to support you walking/running in the RACE to End Racism. If you will not be able to run/walk with us on April 9th please DONATE by clicking on the “Sign Up” link to help us reach our GOAL. Click Donate and help support this worthy cause!! Together WE Can, We ARE 1.
THANK YOU TO OUR RACE FORWARD SPONSORS:
“Bull City Running Co. is the premier technical running and walking store in the Durham area. We are dedicated to building a community of runners and walkers by creating a fun, informative, and inspiring place for people pursuing their fitness goals.”
Whether you are looking to meet new friends or set new goals for yourself, Fleet Feet Sports will inspire and motivate you to succeed. You will feel like a part of the family and will be welcomed into a community of walkers, runners, and a lifestyle of health and inspiration. If you are new to town and want to meet new friends, would like to learn the trails hidden throughout your community or looking for a race and finish line to cross, Fleet Feet Sports will have your answers.
Since 1988, StepUp has created lasting change in the community by building relationships with adults and children who are affected by the challenges of unemployment. StepUp’s vision is to be the premier resource in Durham County for people seeking to improve their lives and develop stable careers. Our process provides structure, discipline, and consistency to individuals who need a second chance. To do this requires time, understanding, compassion and commitment from the entire community.
The Shops at Erwin Mill offer a hip collection of commerce that appeals to an energetic demographic. Nestled in the heart of the Ninth Street Business District and Duke University, the Shops at Erwin Mill features nationally acclaimed and locally owned retail establishments and restaurants.
Durham, NC – Downtown Durham will come alive with runners, walkers, musicians and community activists showing their commitment to racial justice on Saturday, April 9, during the 5K Race Forward run/solidarity walk sponsored by Infinity Diamond Club’s We Are 1 Conference. The goal of the walk is to show a commitment to racial justice and to raise funds for Infinity Diamond Club a local non-profit dedicated to the work of inclusion & Organizing Against Racism (OAR-NC) a Triangle based organization dedicated to equality.
Partnering with E.K. Powe Elementary, the race’s course will wind its way through Old West Durham, Walltown and Trinity Park, circling Duke East Campus and guiding runners and walkers through areas of the city tied to its racial history.
“We Are 1 is a four-day conference in April that seeks to empower and inspire individuals to live their best lives,” said Robin Criffield, We Are 1 conference committee member. “We are now in our eighth year and because we believe ‘we are one,’ it is important to our mission to incorporate a community outreach activity that aids in healing the community, strengthens our own healing process and creates intentional relationships in a world where all people are deeply valued.”
Organizing Against Racism (OAR) is a network of anti-racism groups in the Triangle that work together, through education and action, to build a strong collective, of local people who have taken the Racial Equity Institute’s (REI) two-day anti-racism training, actively advocating for racial equity. OAR member, Camryn Smith says, “Part of our mission is to create real racial equity, and we have to learn how to deconstruct historical, cultural and institutional racism and build something new and revolutionary in its place.” OAR comes together to continue developing awareness about how racism lives in each of us and in our institutions, so that we may be strong, organized and clear in our efforts to dismantle racism.
The vision of We Are 1 is to see all people live healthy, healed and whole lives. We host events and activities that provide resources and offer opportunities for people to feel empowered to handle life’s challenges while enriching their minds, encouraging their hearts, and uplifting their souls. The We Are 1 Conference is for all people, regardless of their race, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic background, or religious affiliation. We Are 1!