Peace Walks for Ukraine and the World
This Sunday, would you care to join us to walk at the Lanterns for Peace observance? This week, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned that nuclear annihilation is one misunderstanding away.
Sunday, August 7 – 6:00 pm – Our Peace Walk begins at the Tenney Park Shelter. We’ll walk in the park, visit the Tenney Locks, greet walkers and drivers with our War is Not the Answer banner, and finish back at the shelter to make lanterns and join the Lanterns for Peace program.
Lanterns for Peace is a family friendly event to commemorate the lives lost in the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings 77 years ago and make sure that such nuclear attacks never again take place. Details here from PSR.
And for your calendar, here are two Peace Walks in August with special speakers. Details below and updates are posted here.
Friday, Aug 19 at 6 pm – Special speaker Zubeir Haroun
Friday, Aug 26 at 6 pm – Special speaker Lisa Masri
On August 19, we are so very pleased that Zubeir Haroun will give a talk about Libya. Zubeir was born in Tripoli, Libya and lived there until 2007. He will explain the situation in Libya after the so-called Arab spring, a rare event in which Libyans could have had a chance for prosperity but instead it slipped into a nightmare and chaos. He’ll talk about the negative role of NATO, and how the US could have helped better. He’ll present a brief history of Libya, the formation of Libya, and how we got here. Zubeir recently moved with his family to Madison and they have participated in Madison Peace Walks.
We’re delighted to welcome Lisa Masri to speak at the Peace Walk on July 22. Lisa and her family recently moved to Madison, and she’s participated in the Peace Walks for Ukraine and the World. Before coming here, she lived in Palestine for 14 years, doing education and nonviolent accompaniment work with Project Hope and the Ecumenical Accompaniment Project. Her peace work there in the West Bank was with youth, adults, and international volunteers, and included being an international presence in hot spots, and teaching English, French, drama, and circus arts. Lisa will share about her work and answer your questions.
Join us for this family friendly event to commemorate the lives lost in the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings 77 years ago and make sure that such nuclear attacks never again take place. We remember the past, so that we can envision and work for a peaceful, just and nuclear-free future.
The event will be open to the public to attend at Tenney Park outside of the John Wall Family Pavilion and the entire event will be held outdoors weather & temperature depending. You are welcome to mail in your lantern design by August 2nd to our office if you cannot be in attendance.
- 6 pm set up tables
- 6:30pm: Open to public at to create lanterns
7:30pm: Program starts
7:45-8:00pm: Lanterns launched at dusk