This is an annual fundraiser for the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, which supports families who have lost loved ones to gun violence.
We will carpool from Winchester Unitarian Society (WUS) at 8:10 am, Sunday, May 12, and walk from Roxbury to City Hall. We should return to Winchester around 12:30 pm. If you have questions or want to join us, please contact Barbara Boches, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you cannot make the walk, funds from this Sunday’s Share the Plate will go to the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute. See the Peace Institute’s website for more information.
Winchester Unitarian Society, 478 Main Street, Winchester. MA 01890
About the Annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace
Every year in the United States, approximately 15,000 people are murdered. For every homicide victim, there are at least 10 immediate people directly impacted by that loss. It is safe to say each year there are at least 150,000 new survivors of homicide victims dealing with the emotional, physical and financial stress of losing a loved one to a traumatic death such as murder. This is not including extended family members, classmates/colleagues, teachers/students, entire communities. Nor does this number include families who are impacted by a loved one committing a murder. Together we can heal and have an impact.
Rise Up Walk with us. The Annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace started in 1996 so mothers of murdered children could receive support and love from their neighbors. Twenty-three years later, the Mother’s Day Walk continues to be a powerful way to honor our loved ones who have been murdered and embrace our partners in peacemaking. The Mother’s Day Walk is also the Peace Institute’s most important fundraising event. We hope you will help us raise our goal of $400,000 so we can continue to work to tip the scale toward justice for families and communities that are stigmatized by murder.