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/2.2 mile 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 equity.
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.
In Infinity Diamond Club’s committment to unity and community, race proceeds will be shared between IDC and Organizing Against Racism (OAR). 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.
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITY SPONSORS:
This is a timed 5K event. There will also be a 2.2 mile solidarity walk.