Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Second Annual Walk for Peace is scheduled

Posted: Friday, September 7, 2018

On Friday, September 21, community members are invited to participate in “Walk for Peace: Peace through Art” in recognition of International Day of Peace. Walk for Peace will take place at Rotary Centennial Park beginning at 5:30 p.m. The route will loop through downtown Huntington and will include stations for reflection. The stations will include art work done by local artists showcasing what peace looks like to them. At 6:30 p.m., a communal gathering will take place at Rotary Park to end the walk.

If the event of inclement weather, the Walk for Peace will take place at St. Peter’s First Community Church fellowship hall, 206 Etna Avenue.

Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, International Day of Peace provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to peace above all differences and to contribute to build a culture of peace.

Walk for Peace is not a protest or politically-oriented event but is intended for everyone. All are invited to participate regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, political party, gender, age or sexual orientation. Included with the walk will be a time to call for and celebrate the vision of an end to violence of all kinds, including economic, political, racial, and others. The event will be child-friendly, engaging and inclusive. Walking is an action, just like peace is an action. All are invited to come take action.

Walk for Peace is sponsored in partnership by Victory Noll Center, Trinity United Methodist Church, St. Peter’s First Community Church and the Huntington North High School Diversity Club. For more information, contact Jenna Strick at (260) 200-1741 or jenna.strick@victorynollcenter.org.