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  • GirlTrek's epic 21-day walking meditation series to remember where we came from and to gather strength for the road ahead. We celebrate Black stories and the lessons of our ancestors to help guide us through these uncertain times. Each episode, is a conversation on learning, living and elevating to our highest self with guidance from lessons of the past. Hosted by GirlTrek Co-founders Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison. Produced by: Ebony Andrews
    © 2021 GirlTrek's Black History Bootcamp
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Episodes
  • Tulsa Race Massacre | Special Edition

    Jun 4 2021

    Monday, May 31st will make the 100th anniversary of one of the worst incidents of mass racial violence in the history of this country, the Tulsa Race Massacre. Over the course of two days, more than 100 residents of one of the most thriving and prosperous Black neighborhoods in the country were massacred by a violent white mob. They came seeking to destroy what these proud men and women had built – a community organized around shared values and cultural pride with deep economic roots and political power.

    This Monday, as a tribute, a rallying cry, and a call-to-action we invite you, your loved ones, and your community to take a walk with us in this special edition of our viral walking podcast. Together we will spend 60 minutes calling in the ancestors, honoring what was lost in Tulsa, and discussing how this movement plans to lead the rebirth of 1,000 Black neighborhoods starting this summer.

    This virtual walk can be experienced from wherever you are and will be led by GirlTrek Co-Founders, Vanessa and Morgan along with a special guest, Tamika Mallory.


    Disclaimer: We do not own the rights to the music or speech excepts played during this broadcast. Original content can be found here:

    Ella's Song| Sweet Honey in The Rock:
    https://open.spotify.com/track/0MTTqcQmbLW94gMLYMl95k?si=d4c79d0411914eee

    A Meditation for Black Women | Monet Marshall and Nia Wilson:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgf2COTsFUA

    Valarie Kaurs' Prayer:
    https://www.today.com/video/what-if-this-is-not-the-darkness-of-the-tomb-but-the-darkness-of-the-womb-watch-valarie-kaur-s-speech-917892675740

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    1 hr and 10 mins
  • National Healing Walk + Talk | Special Edition

    Apr 28 2021

    “Rarely, if ever, are any of us healed in isolation. Healing is an act of communion." - bell hooks
     
    If you are like us, you are sitting with a deep ache in your heart. Just as we’d begun to shake off some of the weariness that we’ve held while watching the verdict come down in the murder of George Floyd, we see Ma’Khia Bryant’s video pass through our timelines and read the news that a 16-year-old Black girl has been shot four times by police. 
     
    Sisters, we know this feels relentless. It is relentless. And that’s their strategy. The pressure is on to keep us in an exhaustive state of grief that robs us of our joy, our will to organize, and our collective faith. We must resist. And we must reject the urge to hold the rage. And we must keep moving forward with our collective healing as a people because on the other side of healing is liberation.
     
    In that spirit, and in honoring GirlTrek’s legacy of healing Black women through the ancestral tradition of walking, you are invited to join us for a National Walk and Talk. Together we will spend 60 minutes moving through grief, honoring our dead, discussing the path forward, and connecting with the divine power that guides us all. 

    Disclaimer: We do not own the rights to the music played during this broadcast. Original content can be found here:

    Stand by Me | Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir:
    https://youtu.be/AyFlLjdNqk8

    Amazing Grace | Lizz Wright:
    https://youtu.be/bBrucMaLNBQ

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    1 hr and 1 min
  • Cosmonauts | Day 21 | Mae Jemison

    Mar 30 2021

    On September 12, 1992, Mae Jemison, became the first Black woman to fly into space. This Black woman genius, who can trace her family roots back to the plantations of Talladega County, Alabama, flew 190 hours, 30 minutes, 23 seconds, and orbited the earth 127 times. Listed among the items that she carried with her was a poster of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, a West African statue, a picture of pilot Bessie Coleman, and a banner reppin’ Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Mae Jemison is truly her ancestor’s wildest dreams. Her life is a masterclass in excellence, sprinkled with Black stardust. Come to this walk with anticipation. There is much to learn from this pioneer! 



    Join GirlTrek’s Black History Bootcamp - 21 Cosmonauts at blackhistorybootcamp.com to receive specially curated emails with survival tips, speeches + dedicated songs to listen to for each episode. Together we will discover the stories of 21 women who were ahead of their time.

    Disclaimer: We do not own the rights to the music played during this broadcast. Original content can be found here:

    Alvin Ailey "Cry" with Yolanda Adams "Right on Be Free" | Black Girls Rock 2018:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIAbeGLbXlc

    Saturn | Stevie Wonder:
    https://open.spotify.com/track/5RgWdJs6H52nMyZFQspQWH?si=ad8c70fbe3a84a20

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    47 mins

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