SF Board Member Runs NYC Marathon to Benefit Soulforce

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HERE’S MARU’S STORY:Soulforce means young adult activism. Whether it’s the Delegate Program or the Equality Ride, Soulforce’s commitment to motivating youth leadership is unprecedented. As an almuni of Soulforce programming, I have benefitted from that commitment firsthand. Since my initial involvement with Soulforce in 2009, I have had experiences I never dreamed possible. From co-founding Georgia Safe Schools Coalition and helping to strengthen anti-bullying and harassment policies in my former school district to meeting President Obama and marching as a Grand Marshal in the

Atlanta Pride parade, such achievements would not have been possible without Soulforce. Working with Soulforce helped me realize my own power in creating real, sustainable change and doing so in a way that fits my personality and highlights my talents.

That’s because Soulforce is about authenticity. They are dedicated to letting people be who they are by using their strengths and passions to motivate radical change. Running is one of my passions: it keeps me grounded and connected. On November 4th, I will have the privilege of combining my love of running with my commitment to social justice in a way that is truly and authentically me.Step by step and mile by mile, I will rely on the same strength and resiliency that Soulforce helped me uncover all those years ago. And I will draw inspiration from other young Soulforce activists who courageously and wholeheartedly run toward justice every single day, no matter the distance or obstacle.

Your support will ensure Soulforce’s continued commitment to cultivating the sort of young adult leadership that changes hearts, opens minds, and transforms the world! I hope you’ll be part of my journey!

Pledge $2o or more and receive a personalized postcard from New York!

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