October is domestic violence awareness month. We know that running is healing. Movement is medicine. 4 out of 5 Native Women will experience violence in her life…this is not just a statistic; it is our mothers, sisters, and daughters. Our communities are experiencing an imbalance and we need space to heal so that we honor the beauty of her resiliency.
Our annual #iwillRunForHER event was established in 2016 as a way for the community to come together and dedicate a run to those affected by domestic and sexual violence. We hold space every October in conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month to promoting healing and wellness through running. This event is free to the public.
October 12, 2019
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
“I WILL RUN FOR HER” By Jaren Kee
“My name is Jaron, I’m a member of the Navajo Nation and a fourth-year medical student at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. I was raised in Crystal, NM. Growing up in a traditionally centered family, we were taught the importance of kinship from a young age. At the heart of this discussion was an emphasis on our intricate clan system…READ MORE
“RUN FOR HER” By David Adams
“Raising awareness for crimes against women in our communities is arguably one of the most powerful ways we can help reduce the disproportionate rates of violence. I ran last year because my daughter should never have to ask why women and children are subjected to such a high risk … READ MORE