The 21st Annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace will take place on Sunday, May 14 (Mother’s Day). The theme this year is “In Unity There is Healing: Invest in Peace.” The Mother’s Day Walk for Peace is a celebration of our potential to create more peaceful communities and supports the wonderful work of Tina Chery. Tina created the Peace Institute as a way to honor her son Louis D. Brown who was shot and killed at the age of 15. The Peace Institute “serves as a center of healing, teaching, and learning for families and communities dealing with murder, trauma, grief and loss.” Every year families from across the state and region walk together to demand dignity and compassion for all families impacted by murder.
CDT has participated in both the walk and in fundraising for the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute for many years. We hope you will join the CDT team this year as we walk from Fields Corner to Boston City Hall where there will be a Peace Rally. You are welcome to walk the whole route (6.8 miles) or just a part of it.
There are two ways you can access Congregation Dorshei Tzedek’s team page on the Walk’s website: first is by going to http://www.mothersdaywalk4peace.org/ and clicking on the GET INVOLVED button. A menu will drop down. One of the items will be List of Teams. If you scroll down the List of Teams page, you will find CDT with an button below that takes you to the right place. Another way is to go here directly.
This year the Peace Institute is asking that everyone who walks register and pay a fee of $10. Registration can take place online or by printing out the PDF below and mailing your form and donation to the Peace Institute. You are welcome to reach out to friends and family and have them sponsor you for the walk. A donation form can be downloaded below, or click here.
Come rain or shine and wear purple!
Sunday, May 14th, 2017
LEG 1: 6.8 miles 2.5-3hrs walk time to City Hall
Start: Town Field Park, Fields Corner
1520 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
MBTA Red Line: Field’s Corner
Registration Begins: 6:00 am
Opening Remarks: 8:00 am
Walk Begins: 8:30 am
Mid-Entry/Exit Point: Madison Park High School
3 miles 1-1.5hrs to City Hall
For those wanting to walk a shorter distance, this entry/exit point is an excellent choice. Start your walk here or exit Leg 1 and take the T to City Hall
Start: Madison Park High School
75 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
MBTA Orange Line: Roxbury Crossing
Registration Begins: 7:00 am
Opening Remarks: 9:15 am
9:45am Estimated entry and meeting point with Leg 1
Peace Rally / Closing Ceremony - Boston City Hall
Opening Remarks: 10:00 am
Welcoming Walkers: 11:00 am
Peace Rally Closing 12:00 pm
Contact Abby Cohen at abby.cohen [at] verizon.net for further details or questions.