Photo: Poster for this year’s Mother’s Day Walk For Peace
Belmont is preparing for a strong presence in the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute’s Annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace, a beloved Boston tradition and celebration of the potential to create more peaceful communities. As the Institute’s largest fundraising event, the Walk for Peace helps to grow and sustain the organization’s services, advocacy, and training as it demands dignity and compassion for all families and children impacted by murder.
Every year in the United States, approximately 15,000 people are murdered, leaving behind at least 10 immediate people directly impacted by that loss. This leaves tens of thousands of new survivors of homicide victims who must deal with the emotional, physical and financial stress of losing a loved one to a traumatic death.
The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute continues to be a center of healing, teaching, and learning for families and communities impacted by murder, trauma, grief and loss, which can strike anywhere. Participating in this event is a powerful way to honor all of the loved ones lost to murder and support their families. Together, our community can help to heal and have an impact.
This year, the Institute’s Mother’s Day Walk for Peace will be held online. Participants will be able to walk virtually to celebrate the organization’s 25 years of walking for peace.
The First Church in Belmont Unitarian Universalist is heading up TEAM BELMONT and urges all Belmont residents to join in this important collective effort. Find the TEAM BELMONT DONATE page at: https://lbdpeace.z2systems.com/belmont2021.
Join 25 Days of Walking, beginning in April, which will culminate in an online broadcast on May 9 at 9 a.m. on www.mothersdaywalk4peace.org.
More about the Institute’s work can be found at: https://www.ldbpeaceinstitute.org
For more information, please contact Margaret Eklind at firstname.lastname@example.org.