JOIN US AGAIN THIS WEEK for the third Peace Walk: Saturday, APRIL 23th
This week’s walk will be a longer one, a total of 5 miles with two rest stops along the way to allow people to join or leave the walk. Come prepared – and bring water bottles and snacks. You can read about our previous peace walks here.
Senator Tammy Baldwin is receiving a personal invitation to join us. We are sending her this document.
We are planning to start and finish in front of two private buildings that we think are possible residences of Senator Baldwin. The intention is not to create a disturbance or show any disrespect to the senator and/or the neighbors; the intention is to present our opposition to ALL wars. As Farjad Manjoo explained in his recent column in the New York Times, we must stop showering the military with money.
11:00 am – Begin at B B Clarke Park.$ After a land acknowledgement, we’ll have circle time with one minute of silence.
11:10 am$ -$ Walking across the street, at the intersection between Jenifer and S. Livingston Streets, we will stop in front of the house right at that corner that is (supposedly) one of Senator Baldwin’s Madison residences.
$ Here, we will again gather in a circle with our signs, banners, and flags, and raise our voices in one song.$$
11:20 am – Start Peace Walk to John Nolen Dr, where we will proceed west on the pedestrian/ bike path.$ Being mindful of other walkers and bikers, we will walk in single file, and on the grass when possible to keep out of the fast bike traffic.$ We plan to walk on the bike/pedestrian path all the way to the stretch of grass on the left of the path on the other side of Lake Monona.
2.1 miles $ – $ 45 minutes
12:05 pm – Olin Park convergence: Circle, song again.$ Walkers can join or leave us here.$$
12:25 pm $-$ Start walking again, crossing John Nolen at the intersection with Lakeside Street, going west.$ This is a very busy intersection, but there is a pedestrian light and we will use it. Heading towards Monona Bay, we will walk on S Shore Dr to Brittingham Park.
1.4 miles $ – $ 30 minutes
12:55 pm – Brittingham Park:$ Circle, song again.$ Walkers can join or leave us here.$$
1:05 pm –$ Start walking again, heading back east.$ Reaching W Wilson St, we will walk up the hill.$ 2.8 miles $ – $ 1 hour
2:05 pm – 137 East Wilson St:$ the other possible Madison residence of Senator Baldwin.$
Here we will gather again in a circle for a minute of silence and a song; we will follow the same intentions as observed in front of the other supposedly possible private residence.
2:20 - End walk
There are several bus routes going from the final point of the walk back toward the East side and right by our starting point. Info on times are easily available at Madison Metro’s website.
Weather forecast as of today: 75 degrees, mostly cloudy (24%), wind S 16mph
Help us build a new community around Peace. Contact email@example.com with questions. Join the google group here for notices of future walks.