Sept. 27: March for a Culture of Nonviolence
Save the date to demonstrate your commitment to peace in our city.
Pacem in Terris, Wilmington Peacekeepers, and the First Unitarian Church Social Justice Forum are the lead organizers of a community march as part of national Campaign Nonviolence Week (Sept. 21–27). Plans are rapidly developing for a significant response by a coalition of faith and community groups to violence in our community—an event that will begin to build a culture of peace in Wilmington by involving the broader community in opposing all violence.
Whether you live in the city or the suburbs, no matter your circumstances or your address, it’s time to show unconditional love for Delaware families who daily face the risk of violence in their neighborhoods. We’re all one community. Every Delawarean needs to bear witness to the toll taken and the lives shattered—to rise up against this senseless violence whether or not you are personally affected by it.
The march will begin at 3:00 pm and end at 4:30. Watch the Connector for the starting and ending points of the march and information on how to participate. If you have suggestions or wish to help, leave a comment on the Connector or email Jeff Lott. The church and its organizing partners—Pacem in Terris and Wilmington Peacekeepers— are seeking additional sponsors and participating organizations, especially churches. The next planning meeting will be Tuesday, August 19, at 2:00 pm at First Unitarian Church.
Want to make a difference in our city? Showing up is the first step.