GirlTrek’s #BlackHistoryBootCamp enters third week


Week three of GirlTrek’s second season of the #BlackHistoryBootcamp, started Monday, August 17. With nearly 130,000 participants, the Acts of Resistance edition already has more people registered than the first season, which ran in June.

The 21-day walking challenge celebrates powerful acts of resistance in Black history. The virtual walk and talks, led by co-founders T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison, are held every weekday at noon EST. While the #BlackHistoryBootCamp walking challenge is free; registration is required.

So far, the most-listened to episode is Harriet Tubman’s raid on Combahee Ferry.

“We inspire women to start a daily habit of walking through national campaigns. We then train those women to be organizers. We’ve trained thousands of Black women across the United States to be health activists and public health organizers in their community,” said Vanessa Garrison, GirlTrek cofounder.

The #BlackHistoryBootCamp podcast has exceeded 465,000 downloads.The podcast is available at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Buzzsprout platforms.