“The purpose of this walk is to encourage women and their families to take a stand against all types of violence, including domestic violence, gang violence, the unlawful use of guns, and various other violent acts that degrade and destroy our communities,” says Ronell Guy, Executive Director of Northside Coalition for Fair Housing. She adds, “The Women’s Walk for Peace gives us an opportunity to provide support and encouragement for those who have been victimized by violence or who have family members who have been victimized; and it also provides education and resources on violence prevention for individuals who want to become part of the solution.”
The event is a project of The Northside Coalition for Fair Housing. The day starts with a two-mile walk that begins at 10:00 AM at the Pittsburgh Project (2801 North Charles Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15214). Participants will wind their way through the neighborhood and end the walk at West Park (near the National Aviary). There will be local speakers at the park and the day will culminate with a live performance by the two-time Grammy Award-winning, NAACP Image Award recipient, and hip hop trailblazing group Arrested Development. Also performing will be Patricia Smith, four-time National Poetry Slam Winner and 2008 National Book Award Finalist.
If you want to join in helping to create a community culture of peace and nonviolence, you must register before the event. You can register for free online here. The latest information can be found at their Facebook page.
Women’s Walk for a Peaceful Community
When: Saturday, September 8, 2012, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: 2801 North Charles Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15214 (map) to West Park near the National Aviary (map)
Register: Online here