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Sojourner Truth Walk
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Members pay for their own charges
Join the Women of Walnut for a walk in support of Camp Sojourner, a nonprofit leadership program for Philadelphia girls.
The Walnut Club is excited to be participating in the 7th Annual Sojourner Truth Walk: Celebrating Girls' & Women’s Leadership. This is an amazing opportunity to honor the women and girls we admire.
All money raised for this event will provide financial aid to participants of Camp Sojourner, a nonprofit leadership program for Philadelphia girls that focuses on team-building, leadership development, creative arts, and appreciation of nature. Now more than ever, our young people need positive opportunities that their families can afford.
Please visit The Walnut Club team page at https://bit.ly/2I7zNy9 to learn more, sign up to be part of our walking team, and to help sponsor this event.
All proceeds benefit Camp Sojourner, Girls' Leadership Camp, a nonprofit leadership development program for Philadelphia girls, which offers year-round leadership workshops, service projects, and arts programming along with our annual week-long summer camp -- all on a low-cost, sliding scale for families.
About Sojourner Truth
This is a family-friendly event and Walnut Club members and their guests are invited to join, as well as non-members who would like to participate and support this fundraising event.
Saturday, May 4, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. "Rain or Shine"
Registration to participate in the walk is $25 per person and $10 for youth.
- 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Registration at Clark Park, 45th St. and Chester Ave. (Light refreshments, sign-making, face painting, and musical instruments will be available.)
- 10:30 am- 11:00am Walk warm-up, chants, and instructions
- 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 3K walk through West Philadelphia--route changed from previous years. We will circle Clark Park, then walk to the top of Kingsessing Park, then walk over to Baltimore Avenue and up to the Calvary Center for Community and Culture. See route map here.
- 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Finish line celebration at the Calvary Center for Community and Culture, 48th and Baltimore. Including lunch, speakers, and live music.
The walkathon is named in honor of Sojourner Truth, an African-American woman who escaped slavery and then fought to end it, while also speaking out for women's rights and economic justice. She, along with many others, has served as an inspiration and role model for generations to come. We are walking in her footsteps!