Saturday, November 18th, 2017

“Walk for Peace” to be held at Rotary Park

Posted: Friday, September 8, 2017

Community members are invited to participate in “Walk for Peace” in recognition of International Day of Peace. Walk for Peace will take place at Rotary Centennial Park on Thursday, September 21 with two Walk times. The first time will be at 5:30 p.m. with the second at 6:45 p.m.

The walk route will loop through downtown Huntington and will include five stations for reflection. The stations will address types of violence that affect our community and nation, such as economic violence, political violence, racial violence and environmental violence. At 6:30 p.m., a communal gathering will take place at Rotary Park to end the first route and begin the second.

For those who are unable to join the Walk, the five reflection stations will be available at the Huntington City-Township Public Library conference room from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 21.

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, 509 Community Church and other Huntington community members promoting peace in our community. For more information, contact Jenna Strick at (260) 200-1741 or jenna.strick@victorynollcenter.org.