ACTIVELY BLACK JUNETEENTH VIRTUAL RUN
JUNETEENTH IS A DAY THAT MARKS THE OFFICIAL ENDING OF SLAVERY IN AMERICA. EVEN AFTER THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION, TEXAS CONTINUED TO HOLD BLACK PEOPLE CAPTIVE. IT TOOK 2 MORE YEARS FOR UNION SOLDIERS TO REACH THE SHORES OF GALVESTON, TEXAS TO ENFORCE THE EMANCIPATION OF THOSE STILL ENSLAVED.
WHILE WE CELEBRATE THIS AS "FREEDOM DAY", WE KNOW THAT DUE TO RACIAL INJUSTICE, BIASED POLICING, AND MASS INCARCERATION, MANY OF OUR PEOPLE ARE STILL ENSLAVED TO THIS DAY. JOIN ACTIVELY BLACK DURING OUR FIRST JUNETEENTH VIRTUAL RUN AS WE HONOR THIS DAY AND RAISE FUNDS TO DONATE TO 2 ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE FIGHTING UNTIL WE ARE ALL RIGHTFULLY FREE!
WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RUN?
A Virtual Run is a race you can run, walk or bike in any location, at your own pace, and your own desired distance. Road, trail, track or treadmill... solo or with friends, you will be getting active at the same time as others across the country for the same cause! 5k, 10k, Marathon... it doesn't matter. Let's get Active together!
A NON-PROFIT ORG CREATED TO ADDRESS, PROTECT, AND DEFEND VICTIMS OF POLICE BRUTALITY AND INJUSTICE.
A NON-PROFIT ORG THAT PROVIDES LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN ILLEGALLY CONVICTED, UNFAIRLY SENTENCED, OR ABUSED IN STATE JAILS AND PRISONS