The SOJOURNER TRUTH WALK: Celebrating Girls’ and Women’s Leadership

Posted by on March 31, 2013

Saturday, May 4, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. “Rain or Shine”

The Sojourner Truth Walk is a 5K walkathon event meant to honor and inspire the leadership of girls and women. The event 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 their footsteps! All walkers are asked to name a woman or girl who they will be walking in honor of, either a well-known individual or someone from their personal life.

This is a family-friendly event–all are welcome!

The finish line celebration will include speeches by female leaders, performances by poets and drummers, and information about opportunities to get involved in social justice work. Schedule coming soon.


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. For more information, go to

If you would like to make a donation by check, please address it to “Camp Sojourner, Girls’ Leadership Camp” 801 S. 48th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143.

Thank you for supporting the leadership of women and girls!

For more information about the walk and registration, please visit

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