This space is dedicated to the proposition that we need to know the history of the struggles on the left and of earlier progressive movements here and world-wide. If we can learn from the mistakes made in the past (as well as what went right) we can move forward in the future to create a more just and equitable society. We will be reviewing books, CDs, and movies we believe everyone needs to read, hear and look at as well as making commentary from time to time. Greg Green, site manager
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Dear Walkers and Supporters,
possible!!! We have raised $106,000 towards our $200,000 goal! We are counting
on you. Please remember top 3 fundraising teams, top 3 individual fundraisers,
and top 3 student fundraisers will receive Kleen Kanteen water
bottles and the top 3 teams will also lead the walk! But your
donations have to be in by Saturday.
We would like
to share some important last minute information about the Mother's Day Walk for
Peace on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Town Field Park, 1520 Dorchester Ave,
Dorchester, MA 02124 (start and end address).
The walk is RAIN OR SHINE! 7:00 am registration
starts 8:00 am opening ceremony and remarks 8:30 am
walk begins (3.6 miles, seeroute here) 10:30 -11:00
am Closing Performance by Jah-N-I Roots Band
Eucharist Offered by The Rt. Rev. M. Tom Shaw, SSJE (all welcome)
Water and bathroom stops:
FOUR CORNERS ACTION COALITION 376 WASHINGTON STREET, DORCHESTER, 02124
*NEW TESTAMENT HOUSE OF
424 WASHINGTON STREET, DORCHESTER, MA
If you are part of a
team, we also encourage folks to check in with their team captains, collect all
donations, and then have one team member submit pledges at registration
Parking is available at
500-520 Geneva Ave Lot in Dorchester also limited street
parking is available in Fields Corner.
Please wear purple as our unified visual color for PEACE.
Bring purple umbrellas if need be.
Worship Services after the
Revered Art Lavoie, of First
Parish in Dorchester welcomes members of the Unitarians Universalist
Congregations who will be in Dorchester for the Mother's Walk to join them for
at 11 am. First Parish is located 1/2 mile up Adams Street from the park where
the walk begins and ends. Reverend Lavoie would love to have colleagues
participate in the service itself. To offer prayer, or give 5 minute reflections
on peace it would be a great worship experience for all participants to hear
this diversity of voices. firstname.lastname@example.org or
The Episcopal Diocese of
Massachusetts and Bishop Tom Shaw will be holding a Eucharistic
Service right after the walk at Town Field. All are welcome. For more
information please contact: email@example.com
Registration is still
open and FREE. Register yourself, friends, and family online. All
participants are encouraged to raise as
many pledges as possible to help fund the programs of the Peace Institute, but
there is no fundraising minimum to participate. We have over 1000 people
2. Make your donation today! Reduce Registration
We have raised $103,000 so
far. Thank you to you all for your hard work!
3. Its not too late to
start a virtual or walking fundraising team! Name your team after your mom!
After you register, start a team. Set a fundraising goal and increase the
impact you make by asking your friends and family to support the Peace Institute
with you. You can personalize your fundraising team page
with your own story and message to show others why the Peace Institute is
important to you.Learn more here. See a list of teamshere.
4. Encourage your teammates to
make donations online!
We have over 160 teams registered. But many have not reached their
fundraising goals yet. Send out a message to your contacts and ask them to
support your cause in honor of moms in their life. You can see the list of teams
here.Make sure when donating, folks select the team to credit their
gift to from the drop down menu on the donation form.
5. See the Zakim Bridge Light Up in Purple May 10-12.
In honor of the 18th Annual
Mother's Day Walk for Peace, the Lenny Zakim Bridge will light up purple
Mother's Day weekend.
The Mother's Day Walk for Peace began in 1996 for families who had
lost their children to violence. On a day that we celebrate mothers and
children, the Walk became a place for families and friends to feel support and
love with thousands of others who pledge their commitment to peace. Through the
years, it has become a way for thousands of people to financially support the
work of the
Sunday, May 11, 2014 7:00am registration opens. 8:00am opening ceremony. 8:30am Walk begins.
Town Field Park, Fields Corner
Street parking available and additional
parking available at 500-520 Geneva Ave. lot.
D. Brown Peace Institute assists and empowers families impacted by violence by
providing support to survivors of homicide. Applying their peace curriculum in
area schools, the Peace Institute works to instill the value of peace in young
people. Through education, collaboration, and policy advocacy, the Peace
Institute works to raise awareness of the cause and consequences of violence on
the individual, the family, and the community. To learn more visit www.ldbpeaceinstitute.org.