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Equipo Colibri- LVEJO's Running Team

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Awesome News!!!
September 13, 2016

I have awesome news to share with you! Please let me take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about the new goals in my life. This past  See more
Mauricio A. Roman

THE STORY:

In the day you’re reminded you're getting older, I was reminiscing that Fourteen years ago, I decided to try out for Farragut’s H.S. Cross Country team. I joined for many reasons, but mainly to survive in an education environment where folks didn’t have much hope for you, it had a 50% dropout rate, “violence” issues and it lacked all kinds of resources. I remember that it was through my running, that I was not only exposed to the fucked up CPS system, the lack of after school program funding, but also to the fact that I had nowhere to run in my home, and home to me was Little Village. And despite of how much I struggle to find green spaces to run, I kept running no matter what. The years would pass and I would continue to challenge myself and sign-up for races. Until, 18 months ago, I suffered a knee injury that forced me to stop! With no health insurance, I had to try traditional healing in order to recuperate and be able to hit the streets again. But today, I’m happy to be back on my feet, more relaxed, stronger and ready to keep running. I’m training for my 5th Chicago Half-Marathon and my 3rd Chicago Marathon! But I'm not doing it alone, I am part of a running group called Equipo Colibri - a team of like-minded individuals devoted to heightening awareness and spreading the word about the work Little Village Environmental Justice Org is doing to achieve Environmental Justice in Little Village, my home.

Ya’ll know LVEJO has done groundbreaking and paradigm-shifting work in LV. In the last 5 years LVEJO has accomplished things many didn’t think possible; the shutdown of Crawford Coal Power Plant, Semillas de Justicia Garden, the reinstatement of the 31st Street bus route and even the opening of La Villita Park, A green space open to youth looking for a place to practice their favorite sport, like me when I was at Farragut. Just a few weeks ago, LVEJO reached another historic agreement with Unilever, one of the largest manufacturers of consumers goods, to use Natural gas fleet instead of Diesel fuel fleet on their planned Little Village Mayonnaise Factory expansion.

So if you're down for youth justice, open space, urban farming, public transit, clean air, and safe drinking water, and if you are against police brutality, xenophobia, homophobia, environmental racism, and climate change. I'm asking you join me and help me raise money for Environmental Justice! Your monetary encouragement will make the experience that much better. I'm running a combine total of 39.1 miles (Orale!), with pace goal of 9:45 minutes/mile (double Orale!!), all in the name of mother earth. So if you find pennies and loose change or skip a couple of drinks rounds at Caminos -- send those $39 (or any amount really) our way. It would be a cool Birthday Present too! :P Follow the link below if you’re up for it.

Thanks homies!

Also, Keep the afternoon of Sept 18 open. Details TBA!

 

#EquipoColibri #LVEJO2020 #EJ4LV

 

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$516

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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • DMD

    $50

  • Vero

    $30

  • Daniel Reyes

    $30

  • Jaclyn Rodriguez

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Rosa Solano

    $20

  • Alma Zamudio

    $20

  • Rafa Hurtado

    $39

  • Reina Roman and Family

    $26

  • Familia Flores- Roman

    $40

  • Lupe and Jackie

    $20

  • Mario & Silvia Guzman

    $20

  • Arturo & Adela Roman

    $50

  • Matt

    $20

  • Ramon Lopez

    $50

  • Brenda L. Rodriguez

    $26.21

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103% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $2,096 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Brenda Rodriguez

Amount Raised

$684

 

228% Raised of $300 Goal

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Mauricio A. Roman

Amount Raised

$516

 

103% Raised of $500 Goal

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Little Village Environmental Justic...

Amount Raised

$361

 

12% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Marisol Becerra

Amount Raised

$335

 

67% Raised of $500 Goal

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Rozita Clarke

Amount Raised

$100

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Bethany Barratt

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Brenda L. Rodriguez

Brenda L. Rodriguez

DONATION: $26.21

COLIBRI SPEED! 12 months ago

Ramon Lopez

Ramon Lopez

DONATION: $50

Good Luck! 12 months ago

Matt

Matt

DONATION: $20

12 months ago

Mario & Silvia Guzman

Mario & Silvia Guzman

DONATION: $20

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Arturo & Adela Roman

Arturo & Adela Roman

DONATION: $50

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Alma Zamudio

Alma Zamudio

DONATION: $20

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Rafa Hurtado

Rafa Hurtado

DONATION: $39

12 months ago

Reina Roman and Family

Reina Roman and Family

DONATION: $26

12 months ago

Familia Flores- Roman

Familia Flores- Roman

DONATION: $40

12 months ago

Lupe and Jackie

Lupe and Jackie

DONATION: $20

12 months ago