As you probably know, ever since the presidential election, and even before, activist groups have been coming together to get their voices heard. As participants have proven again and again, from the Women's March to the March for Science, there is power in number . Even a seemingly simple event or political protest can have larger-than-life results.
Run 4 All Women is one such event, with runs taking place from August 11-13 in Louisiana, California, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. Amber Harper became an Ambassador for the cause and is hosting the Run 4 All Women in Louisiana on August 11 — which will span 140 miles from New Orleans's Jackson Square to the State Capital in Baton Rouge. "Similar to Alison Desir, the founder of Run 4 All Women, I felt like I didn't do enough during the election and wanted to do something to resist the status quo and take a stand for something I really believe in," she tells Bustle. "I attended a panel where the original Run 4 All Women crew shared their experience running more than 200 miles from Harlem to D.C., and I was struck by their determination, strength, and fearlessness. They sent out a call for Ambassadors, and I jumped at the chance to get involved. As a Louisiana transplant living in NYC, it's really important to me to bring this run back to my home state in an effort to move the conversation forward around women's reproductive rights."
If Harper's words don't encourage you to grab your running shoes and participate, I don't know what will. Below, you'll find more on the upcoming Run 4 All Women — which you can do virtually, too! — as well as the DL on two other upcoming activism events.