Job Cancellation Possible Due To Low Sales Of BLM 5K Events, Founder Calls For Community Support | New
ATLANTA (CBS46) – For the first time in 2 years, the organization BLM 5K is experiencing low event sales, which may force the event to be canceled.
The BLM 5K Atlanta Festival which will take place from November 18 to 20, but has only 150 people registered out of nearly 5,000 participants expected.
“The recent negative publicity and behavior of the Black Lives Matter Global Network has affected grassroots organizations across the country and events like BLM 5K,” said Tanisha Crisp, Founder of BLM 5K.
BLM 5K is expected to change its name to Move for Change to separate from the global Black Lives Matter network.
But, Crisp said the mission of the BLM 5K will remain the same, we will continue to walk and run for black lives and victims of acts of social injustice.
BLM 5K expects event sales to pick up in the coming weeks, as charitable partners will be hit the hardest by the lack of event sales.
Over 50 vendors, artists and celebrities relied on the event to be successful and beneficial to the community.
Unfortunately, the BLM 5K Atlanta Festival was only able to secure a few sponsorships.
The BLM 5K Atlanta Festival is a family-friendly event that brings the community together and invites everyone to attend, regardless of age, gender, race or background.
The event will feature live music from over 20 artists including Nivea, over 50 vendors, a diverse selection of food trucks, community fundraisers and giveaways.
Participants can register for the event here.
You can donate to charitable partners Pinky Cole Foundation and Jordan Davis Foundation on the race website.
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