GirlTrek Trailblazers from left to right: Chrysantha Norwood, Vonda Vass Summers, Sandria Washington, Karen Bayard, Naomi Greene, Katrina LaShea, Erica Wynn, Aliona Gibson, and GirlTrek Co-Founder Vanessa Smith Garrison.
In commemoration of Harriet Tubman and Women’s History Month, the national nonprofit GirlTrek is challenging Black women and girls to join the “We Are Harriet” challenge on Sunday, March 10.
Event organizers are asking women to commit to walk 30 minutes a day, five days a week for eight weeks to pay homage to Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and how she led hundreds of others to freedom.
Women across the nation will walk 100 minutes. Meet at 1:30 p.m. at Lake Merritt this Sunday, the centennial of Tubman’s death.
Sign up for the “We Are Harriet” challenge at www.girltrek.org.