This June, we are extending a SPECIAL INVITATION to you - our phenomenal Crew Leaders from every corner of the country - to be the first to say "YES" and join us on an EPIC journey back to the streets this Juneteenth weekend. Together, we will extend a radical welcome to sisters everywhere by inviting you to claim your neighborhood by hosting a Welcome Walk in your community during this upcoming Juneteenth weekend.
Here are our Top Juneteenth Welcome Walks FAQs:
1. WHAT ARE JUNETEENTH WELCOME WALKS?
Welcome Walks are powerful ways to extend radical welcome to sisters everywhere by claiming 1000 Black neighborhoods across the country. That’s why we are activating GirlTrek Crews to host a welcome walk on Juneteenth weekend. It’s a part of our "Summer of Radical Welcome" (Official announcement coming on Monday, May 29th!). Just know that we will be in our neighborhoods deep, planting flags, and welcoming sisters into the movement. Save the date for Saturday, June 17th and get ready to claim your official GirlTrek neighborhood flag when the announcement drops!
2. WHERE CAN I FIND A JUNETEENTH WELCOME WALK NEAR ME?
Visit GirlTrek.org, click on Connect To The Movement, scroll down to Walk + Event Map, and click on Find Events. This will take you to our National Map, where you will find a Crew Leader-hosted Juneteenth Welcome Walk near you!
3. WHEN ARE JUNETEENTH WELCOME WALKS TAKING PLACE?
Welcome Walks are being hosted the weekend of Juneteenth by Crew Leaders in neighborhoods near you, with most taking place on June 17th, Sisterhood Saturday!
4. HOW DO I SUBMIT MY WALK DETAILS?
First, submit the interest form with your mailing details, then follow this link and update the form with the details of your walk. Make sure to fill out the interest form first, so that you can receive your flag.
5. WHAT IF I JUST WANT TO WALK WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY?
That is okay. Please still submit your walk and follow all the instructions. When submitting your walk details, you will be able to make your walk private and share the link.
6. WHEN WILL I SEE MY WALK ON THE MAP?
You will see your walk on the map by Jun 5, 2023. A regional coach will reach out to you with edits or suggestions if needed once walks are reviewed.
7. WHEN CAN I SHARE MY WALK?
You can share your walk right away. Use the link that pops up after submitting your walk details in mobilize.
8. WILL I BE ABLE TO PURCHASE GIRLTREK JUNETEENTH GEAR?
This year, there will not be any GirlTrek Juneteenth branded gear. However, we are working on reducing current inventory, refreshing, and rebranding our merchandise, and should have brand new gear later in the year. Thanks for your patience. Our GirlTrek Store is open year round. Please visit shop.girltrek.org to purchase your GirlTrek gear.
9. I HAVE A MEDIA REQUEST. WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?
Members of the news media and those seeking media requests, images, or details about GirlTrek, please complete our Media Request Form. For more media resources, feel free to visit our website for our Media Toolkit.
10. I HAVE A PARTNERSHIP OR COLLABORATION OPPORTUNITY. WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?
We are so grateful that when you were thinking of organizations that inspire you, you thought of GirlTrek. Please feel free to submit a Partnership Request Form.
11. STRUGGLING OR NEED A LISTENING EAR?
We have all been there. Text WALK to 741741 to chat with a certified Mental Health and Crisis Counselor. It’s FREE and 24/7. Check out our featured Resource highlight for more details, which can be found in our National Resource Toolkit. It has FREE resources to help you navigate your current situation.