Native Women Running
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Join us as Cambridge comes together to walk, run or bike in solidarity with Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirits, grieving families, and individuals working on the frontlines to end this epidemic of violence against Indigenous people. All profits from this virtual event will go directly to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, USA.
Please register by April 28 and click on the tab “2021 MMIW Virtual Event”. Click on groups/teams, find the team name “Cambridge'' and register with the password: CSJMMIW2021. Registering for team “Cambridge” enters you into a raffle to win one of ten books by Native authors. When you register by April 28, you will receive an event t-shirt to wear or wear your own red shirt as your walk, run or bike any distance of your choice. Don’t live in Cambridge and still want to participate? You can register under the “Cambridge'' team name, be entered into the book raffle and participate on your own.
You are welcome to join us on the campus of Hubbard Hall to check in before or after you walk, bike or run. We will be there from 10:00 am to noon with information about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women as well as yummy snacks donated for this event. Winners of the book raffle can pick up their books here, as well.
We encourage all participants to abide by CDC guidelines regarding distancing, masking, and all other safety precautions.
1.3 Miles: 1 in 3 Native women are sexually assaulted during their lifetime
3 Miles: Murder is the third leading cause of death for Native women
4.5 Miles: 4 in 5 Native women will experience violence in their lifetimes
5.712 Miles: In 2016, 5,712 Native women went missing
8.4 Miles: 84% of Native women have experienced violence in their lifetime
10.0 Miles: Women in some tribal communities are 10x more likely to be murdered than the national average
11.6 Miles: Of the 5,712 women that went missing, only 116 were logged into the Department of Justice database
29 Miles: The median age of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women is 29
Please consider posting a photo of your participation on Instagram and Facebook using the hashtags:
#MMIW #MMIWG2S #nativewomenrunning #cambridgewalksforMMIW