Saturday, April 4, 2015, Chestnut Hill Reservoir.
Iskwelahang Pilipino’s race team of 35 (ages 16 months – 80) joined over 200 runners and walkers at the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK) annual 5K run around the reservoir. Geared with red bandanas to identify our participation, race bibs and denim patches made by the Youth Empowerment Prospect group (with messages like “no excuse for abuse”, and “victim blame is a shame”), the IP team ran/walked two loops from start to finish. The energy and enthusiasm of the IP children and adults impressed the ATASK council leaders who were wondering all these years “where are the Filipinos?” (in Boston). They finally met us!!
ATASK primarily serves Asian families and individuals in Massachusetts and New England who suffer from or are at risk of suffering from domestic violence.