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Sojourner Truth Walk 2016

Thanks to everyone who helped make the Fourth Annual Sojourner Truth Walk on April 30, 2016 an amazing success! More than 220 people walked together in the streets and spreading positive images of girls’ and women’s leadership and highlighting social justice activists from Sojourner Truth to the present. We surpassed our goal and raised $26,700 to send 75 Philly girls to Camp Sojourner this summer and offer free arts and leadership programs year-round.

Below are images throughout the day: gathering in Clark Park for registration, face painting, and sign-making; walking and drumming through West Philly; female activist history displays; crossing the finish line at the Calvary Center for Community and Culture with Unidos da Filadelfia playing samba music while onlookers cheered; eating lunch together and hearing about the work of important local social justice groups: Media Mobilizing Project, Black Lives Matter Philly, New Sanctuary Movement, Put People First PA, Philly Student Union, and ArtWell (doing a joint project with Camp Sojourner girls on street harassment.)

Thanks to Kris Eden, Rich Wexler, and Jere Edmunds for taking these pictures! Also, many thanks to Beth Lewis for her help with designing the new walk logo this year, and to artist John Dyess for permission to use his illustration of Sojourner Truth.

We hope you will join us next year!