Saturday May 21 peace walk at Yellowstone Lake in Blanchardville
Begins 10 am
~ Peace Walks for Ukraine and the World continue ~
All are invited to a join a peace walk through the tranquil Yellowstone State Park, honoring our watersheds and rejoicing in peaceful community. Songs, poems and prayers in celebration of water and life are welcome.
We will begin with a short ceremony at the park headquarters (near the west entrance), walk the paved road that hugs the lake, and end in ceremony at the dam (near the park’s east entrance). The distance is approximately 2 miles. We welcome a few volunteer vehicles to help transport walkers back to their cars.
After the walk, a fellowship of picnic lunch will happen at the beach.
* Note: A state park sticker will be needed for daily admission *
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“What we need is not escalation of conflict with more weapons, more sanctions, more hatred toward Russia and China, but of course, instead of that, we need comprehensive peace talks.” — Kyiv-based Ukrainian peace activist Yurii Sheliazhenko (more here)
“Peace is big. War is big business, you know; and they like war ’cause it keeps ’em fat and happy… and I’m anti-war, so they’re trying to keep me out.”
– John Lennon, 1969
“Remember love. The only hope for any of us is peace. Violence begets violence. If you want to get peace, you can get it as soon as you like if we all pull together.”
– John Lennon, July 1969
Past Friday evening Peace Walks. April 29 / May 6 / May 13
- 6:30 – Yahara Place Park, gather at the mouth of the Yahara Canal for silence and a song
- 7:00 – 7:10 – Vigil and greet to drivers and bikers at East Washington Avenue
- 7:30 – Closing circle near Tenney Park Locks and enjoy the sunset.
War is never the answer. We support brave Ukrainian and Russian anti-war protesters who fly a new flag for peace.
Bring your friends and family. All are welcome. Please help us spread the word. This is an open, joy-filled and inclusive event that celebrates the power of a peaceful community. Families, all ages, colorful flags, costumes, bubbles, etc are welcome! We will walk on sidewalks and bike paths – good for wheelchairs, scooters, strollers, small bikes, etc. Join us for a block, a few blocks, or the whole mile. We invite you to read the six tenets of Dr Martin Luther King’s philosophy of nonviolence.
From World Beyond War: We oppose the Russian invasion and call for the immediate withdrawal of all Russian troops. We recognize that the expansion of NATO and the aggressive approach of Western states have helped cause the crisis and we demand an end to NATO expansion. We also oppose sanctions that will harm ordinary Russians and call on all countries to welcome all refugees fleeing the war.
Join the peace walk google group here for notices of future walks.
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