Triangle Community Members Walk for Racial Justice

Race Forward: On the Move for Racial Justice

Anti-racism walk and rally titled “Race Forward: On the Move for Racial Justice” was organized in downtown Durham on April 9, 2016. This event featured art, music and activities to challenge racism and other forms of oppression. Manzoor Cheema from MERI spoke about Islamophobia and its connection to anti-Black racism.

The following is an announcement about the event by its organizers:

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.

What will it take to achieve racial justice and
reconciliation in our communities?

Racism continues to shape the outcomes of all institutions. 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, and learn more about building an effective movement for social transformation with full accountability.

To create real racial equity, we must deconstruct historical, cultural and institutional racism and build something new 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.

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