We paused the Cookie 5k to make space to react to what was happening in our neighborhoods after the murder of George Floyd on Memorial Day. The past weeks have brought renewed clarity to the many injustices people of color have faced for far too long.
Black lives matter.
As we navigate these times of change and reflection, we know that we can’t go 'back to normal'.
The Cookie 5K is no different. We are grateful for your support and want to honor the commitment you made to furthering our work. We are especially appreciative of that over the past weeks as we focused on connecting neighbors with resources needed after the destruction that closed many essential businesses. We invite you now to run with us not only in this 5k, but in a marathon to change failed systems, rebuild communities, and take meaningful and lasting action.
From now until June 30th, you can complete the Cookie 5k by walking, running, or taking action in the movement for change whether that is self-education, donating, rebuilding, or marching with others. We’ll post full details about how to share your participation on the Facebook event and RunSignUp pages.
Prize drawings include gift cards from Afro Deli - they have provided free meals to neighbors in need, and also Hope Breakfast Bar - they have been supplying food to those in need at their store as well as for the pop-up food shelves.
There is much more work to be done and many changes ahead. As we implement these changes, we must remain aware and connected to the continued injustices and inequalities our BIPOC neighbors endure. We are committed to creating inclusivity and diversity in our organization and communities not only during this critical time but as we continue forward together on the road toward an equitable future for everyone.