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Future Ancestors' Mission
A student-led MOVEment to become better ancestors. Marching, running, walking, dancing together for freedom and justice for all… One step at a time. Meet us at the intersection of justice, love and compassion to build a stronger community.
Forward. Together. For Justice.
About The Race
The Race for Justice is a new and creative running event in Louisville. This event was designed by a women-led student group. Inspired by Breonna Taylor, the movement that followed her tragic loss, and the many other injustices we’ve seen and experienced, this race is about uniting our city to move forward.
5 Person Teams complete 26 laps (in any number of per participant as dictated by the team), each mile is dedicated to one year of Breonna’s life. Individuals can register for a 1.3 mile run/walk — Breonna’s life was taken on March 13th. Along your way you will hear speakers and see videos depicting our journey highlighting the work of our non-profit partners. The day will also include a celebration of justice with speakers, and entertainment. We want our city to run, march, walk, dance as we move Forward. Together. For Justice.
Join us at 8am on Saturday June 17th, 2023.
Who are you running for? What are you running for?
Who are you running for?
What are you running for?
The first ever Race for Justice will take place that the beautiful Norton Sports and Learning Complex. Our distances are intended to honor Breonna Taylor and continue to call for justice for her. We are asking participants to run/walk 26 lap – one lap for each year of Breonna’s life – or, to run/walk 1.3 miles to remember that she was killed on March 13th and has yet to see justice. Participants will also see justice booths and speakers as well as multiple artistic tributes to Breonna Taylor created by local students and other artists. And of course, participants will get to enjoy the fun spaces at the SLC like rock climbing and bowling.Our original vision however was a full 26.2 mile marathon that toured multiple historic sites of justice in our city. Unfortunately, we were unable to obtain permitting for this route this year. But, the Race for Justice is also a metaphorical marathon. This year is our first step. We hope the Race for Justice continues to build success so that in years to come we are able to offer a course that realizes our vision and inspires runner with the history of our city.
Meet Us At the Intersection of Justice, Love & Compassion.
There have been a few students working on a documentary to show who we are, and our process of creating this race. We have been working with people such as local documentary filmmaker, Remington Smith and the owner of Best Dad Media, Kyle Gordon. They both have past experience in film work, which will help with the construction of the documentary. With this race, we are also bringing light to lots of matters in the world today, and some people have stories tying into these issues. We want the documentary to capture some of these stories to show how much of an impact these can have to different people. By conveying these issues, we can make a difference in our society, and progress forward, rather than back.
Forward. Together. For Justice.
Justice is what Love Looks Like in Public
- Cornel West
Proceeds from the Race4Justice
Support Local Non-Profits that Fight for Justice
The Non-profits supported by the 2023 Race4Justice Have yet to be announced...Stay Tuned...
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