Mark the date! The first annual Mississippi 5k Run/Walk is coming up!
Put on by the Millsaps College chapter of Amnesty International, the Millsaps Pride Organization, and the Millsaps College Democrats, the 5k Pride Run/Walk looks to raise awareness about important LGBTQ issues in the state of Mississippi, such as the lack of protections against gender identity and sexuality based hate crimes in state law. The event will include petitions, the 5K Run/Walk, and speakers.
The 5k Pride Run/Walk will begin on the south steps of the State Capitol on March 2, 2013 at 8am. Registration is $12 for participants until February 21, when the cost is $15. Every participant registered before March 2 gets a free shirt and walk-up registration is welcome (though walk-ups cannot be guaranteed a shirt).
This is a non-profit event, with all proceeds going towards Amnesty International and the Human Rights Campaign. We are also still looking for local businesses, organizations, and individuals to sponsor the event, so spread the word!
Registration and announcements and a full description for the event can be found at our facebook page.
Please like the Millsaps College Chapter of Amnesty International Facebook Page as well!
Stay proud Mississippi!