We Run Oakland: For Our Children
With our inaugural charity 5k run/walk in 2018, we began our journey of communal advocacy in an area that largely impacts African American women and girls: Human Trafficking Awareness. As we continue our mission to cultivate Black Excellence through the inspirations of African American women, it is important that we also do the work to ensure our children are healthy and whole. Taking on the role of an advocate in the community, this civic engagement event provides us the opportunity to assist in the efforts of mitigating the perils of human trafficking; which is, unfortunately, impacting the African American community in the Oakland/Bay Area.
The We Run Oakland: For Our Children series is an annual family/community event designed to focus on our collective responsibility to STOP human trafficking. Through the partnerships of local organizations, the main goal is to bridge the gap between community, resources, and self-care.
On Saturday, August 27, 2022 DO & A Sista's Touch will host our 5th annual charity 5K to continue our efforts of raising Human Trafficking Awareness. After two years of virtual events, we are excited to return back to an in person format, which will allow the community to have direct access to the resources and educational tools offered by our community-partners. For our returning participants and those interested in joining us for the first time, we hope you will be inspired enough to stay involved and engaged with one of our partners, and more importantly, learn, that IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!