We’re sure you've heard the news by now!

On March 1, at the bridge of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, GirlTrek is proclaiming a new holiday, Black Women’s Appreciation Day. This day will serve as a national call to action to #ThankBlackWomen.

The goals are simple…Make Black women all over the country feel loved, seen and appreciated. And make #ThankBlackWomen a trending topic across social media platforms.

We know it and you know it. Black women are often placed as an afterthought and go unseen. So, we decided to put ourselves first!

What’s the plan?

Starting on Saturday, February 29, we’ll unleash a mass flood of love letters, videos, songs and more to #ThankBlackWomen. As the sun rises on March 1, we will continue this collective action for Black Women’s Appreciation Day and throughout Women’s History Month.

In the meantime, spread the word! Rally your people so we can make this viral. Check out the sample post and the library of promotion graphics we’ve created for you to share.

• Sample post:

Announcement! @GirlTrek is proclaiming March 1 as the first-ever Black Women’s Appreciation Day! -- a day of collective action to #ThankBlackWomen.

Spread the word: Starting this Saturday, the last day of Black History Month, join the movement in flooding the internet with posts, videos and more to show our appreciation to Black women. By the time the world catches on to what we are doing it will be March 1st, the first day of Women’s History Month and we'll have taken over!

#ThankBlackWomen #BWAD #GirlTrek

Make sure you use the hashtag #ThankBlackWomen and tag @GirlTrek in your posts.

And one more thing!

Finish the day by joining us for our 2020 Trekker Awards virtual show. This whole effort was inspired by the women of GirlTrek Nation so, we’re closing out the first Black Women’s Appreciate Day celebrating them. We’ll toast to our amazing list of nominees and recognize awards finalists and winners. (you can check out the full list of nominees here)

Host your own watch party and make sure you tune in Sunday on Facebook LIVE at GirlTrek: Healthy Black Women and Girls at 6pm ET.

We're excited! Hope you are too. This is going to the biggest explosion of love for Black women the internet has ever seen!

- Ebony (and GirlTrek National Team)

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