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Nike Releases "uprising" A Haitian Revolution Inspired Limited Edition Sneaker

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Available online only November 1st through 10th, the sneaker was designed by Haitian Entrepreneur & Philanthropist Ruth Jean-Marie, Founder of Philanthropy, The August Project

NEW YORK - eTradeWire -- Brooklyn-based Haitian-American, Ruth Jean-Marie was hand selected out of a competitive pool to design a sneaker for Nike through the We Are Cultivator x Nike by You initiative.

Through her design Jean-Marie highlighted an important period in World History: the Haitian Revolution. Using the uniforms of Haitian revolutionaries and centering the success of enslaved rebels as her baseline, Jean-Marie's aptly named sneaker "Uprising"  is reminiscent of change and the need for it. Her goal is to remind us of the power of thought.

Uprising is light-weight and supportive with a colorway inspired by the uniforms worn by the leaders of the revolution as well as the Haitian flag. Colored red, blue, black, gold and green, the Uprising is a reminder of the accomplished feat.

Uprising are limited edition online exclusives only available for ten days, November 1st, 2019 through November 10th, 2019. Of the revolution, Jean-Marie states, "Revolution requires belief in thought. It is the imagination of what's possible that matters more than the movement." A portion of the profits will be donated to Jean-Marie's organization, The August Project, whose aim is to alleviate poverty in Leogane, Haiti by igniting imagination.

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Official photos of the Uprising can be downloaded from here (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1GddgnQtBQoj8PgPqYtyXvEmJZr58Cdn1?usp=sharing) on November 1st, 2019.

The sneaker retails for $140, and will be available at the link below on November 1st. https://www.nike.com/nikebyyou/community/drop/h... (https://www.nike.com/nikebyyou/community)

About The August Project:

The August Project was established in August of 2017. Named after the month the revolution began and nodding toward the definition of august as honorable. The August Project's aim is to alleviate poverty by igniting imagination in Leogane, Haiti. One of their major successes and ongoing projects is gathering the narratives of Haitians worldwide. Currently, they're setting up a literacy program that leverages volunteer power to create change.

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Follow @theaugustprjct (http://www.instagram.com/theaugustprjct) and @lesocialnomad (http://www.instagram.com/lesocialnomad) on social media for more information.

About Nike By You x We Are Cultivator:

Nike By You x Cultivator is a platform where creative people can tell their story in a bold new way - sneakers. Cultivator has partnered with Nike to invite guest designers to create sneakers that speak to what is most important to them.

To learn more go to https://www.nike.com/nikebyyou/community/drop/h... (https://www.nike.com/nikebyyou/community)

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