On Sunday, Sept 18, 2005 over 1,100 people gathered at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis to participate in the Headwaters Foundation for Justice’s 10th Annual Walk for Justice. The get together is the largest progressive grassroots gathering in Minnesota. The walkers represented over 130 grassroots organizations committed to raising funds and awareness about social justice and social change.
The Walk for Justice opened with support from community leaders like State Representative Neva Walker, State Senators Linda Berglin and Scott Dibble, City Council member Natalie Johnson Lee, and Women Against Military Madness’ (WAMM) Polly Mann among others. Walkers began the three-mile walk by passing through an in-the-works justice mural from Juxtaposition Arts and listening to the music of Drumheart.
Included in the Walk for Justice were groups such as: Advocating Change Together (ACT), Women Against Military Madness (WAMM), Welfare Rights Committee (WRC), Minnesota Spoken Word Association, Local Fair Trade Network, Got Voice? Got Power!, Witness for Peace, Women’s Cancer Resource Center, and many others.
Even though the Walk for Justice has ended you can still support groups and their causes through October 14, 2005 by visiting www.walkforjustice.org and donate by clicking “support an organization or support a walker.”