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Girl Trek Walking for Fannie Lou Hamer's 100th This Week

Posted Oct 5, 2017
By Rochele Jones

               ​Saturday Oct , 2017 at the Rose Bowl in Parking Lot D at 8 a.m. sharp
The Trek Trailblazers of Pasadena will Trekking for 100 mins. Celebrating what would have been Fannie Lou Hamer's 100th Birthday .

Who is Fannie Lou Hamer?

Hamer was an active Civil Rights leader from  Mississippi. She, just as any Black women was known for her strength. She also stood up during the Civil Rights movement. She demanded change and if it didn't change, she stood on the front line to correct it. Many times she demand change and respect from President Lyndon B. Johnson.

During her time African-Americans couldn't not even vote, but Fannie Lou was responsible of securing the Voting Rights Act. She spent time registering people to vote and  taught local freedoms schools. 

At the age of 59 Fannie died from Heart Disease and Cancer.

We all know it's nothing like a strong Black woman that fights for what she believes in. At times we become too strong and overwhelmed that we neglect ourselves. Eventually stress and life threatening ailments house in our bodies. A lot of the times they lead to fatality. 

So in honor of Fannies 100th Birthday and life legacy. GirlTrek will host 100 walks, 100 locations and 100 volunteers.

I am beyond excited to host one of them and you're invited. GirlTrek is committed to honoring her life legacy by preventing  chronic stress related diseases . We will all walk together to make a change we will stand up just like her.   We are apart of #FanniesArmy!

Please RSVP by click the link below & share with a friend. ( Wear Blue) .

http://www.girltrek.org/myroyalty/_fanniesarmy_city_of_roses

See you there, 
Rochele