WHEN: Sunday, April 8th from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
WHERE: 12 miles through Manhattan, beginning at Battery Park and ending at Riverside Church, site of Martin Luther King,Jr.’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech on April 4, 1967. See landmarks’ stops and the map of the walk.
WHY: 50 years ago, on April 4, 1968, King was killed by an assassin’s bullet in Memphis. We walk today to honor his memory, and that of the many individuals, peoples, and movements who have embraced nonviolence as a foundational principle for life. We walk to express our own commitment to nonviolence as a daily practice and our rejection of all forms of violence & discrimination. We walk to raise money for Hudson Valley Park, a center dedicated to the study & teaching of nonviolence.
HOW: As we walk through the streets of Manhattan, we will pass by key nonviolence landmarks of the city. We will stop at some points to reflect, do a ceremony, sing a song, or listen to an inspiring reading. People are invited to walk the full route or join us for part of the walk.
CO-SPONSORS: The Community for Human Development; Pangea East; Communities of Silo’s Message (NYC); Pax Christi Metro; Southern Poverty Law Center on Campus (Columbia University chapter); Pressenza, Code Pink: Women for Peace (list in formation).
SIGN UP TO WALK: https://www.facebook.com/events/220329961869271/
Route of walk with heritage points: walk-a-thon route/