Tuesday, December 01, 2009

World March for Peace and Nonviolence (Lexington, KY:

Lexington Celebrates: World March for Peace and Nonviolence
Wednesday, December 2

4:30 Gather at Triangle Park for Peacewalk, Broadway & Main
5:00 Reception at Central Public Library, 140 East Main
5:30 Celebrating Cultures with dance, poetry, and music in Library Theatre

Why the World March for Peace and Nonviolence ….

“Because we can end world hunger with 10% of what is spent on arms. Imagine how life would be if 30-50% of the arms budget went toward improving people’s lives instead of being used for destruction. Because eliminating wars and violence means leaving human pre-history behind and taking a giant step forward in the evolution of our species. Because in this aspiration we are accompanied by the strength of the voices of hundreds of prior generations who suffered the consequences of war, and whose echo continues to be heard today in all those places where it continues to leave its sinister trail of dead, disappeared, disabled, refugees and displaced. Because a 'world without wars' is an image that opens the future and seeks to become reality in every corner of the planet, as violence gives way to dialogue. The moment has come for the voiceless to be heard! Out of agonizing and urgent need, millions of human beings are crying out for an end to wars and violence. We can make that happen by uniting all the forces of pacifism and active non-violence worldwide.”

The World March for Peace and Nonviolence

Kentucky contact for World March for Peace and Nonviolence: USA
Susmita Barua
Susmita Barusa's Weblog

Sponsors: Lexington Shambhala Center, Central Kentucky Council for Peace & Justice, BCTC Students for Peace and Earth Justice, Franciscan Peace Center, Unitarian Universalist Church


Susmita said...

Thank You Thivai. Your readers may enjoy this youtube of the dec 2nd event "Lexington clebrates world March"

Anonymous said...

Hello Thivai, there were also World March for Peace & Nonviolence binational activities in San Diego and Tijuana Mexico, calling for a "zone of nonviolence" around this border and all borders dividing people around the world, see info, TV news, videos at http://worldmarch-sd.org. We plan to continue these activities in 2010, anyone interested can get in touch at the website.