Mayors walk

W e walk to help nurture the seeds already sown in communities for the transformation of violence today. May the cynicism of despair be changed to hope and a belief that we can attain a brighter, happier, and healthy life for us all. (The New England Peace Pagoda) ************************* Mayors of 30 cities in New England have hosted visits from the New England Peace Pagoda and Walkers for a New Spring to re-confirm or make a commitment to be Mayors for Peace. They join a network of over 1550 mayors in 120 countries who have spoken on behalf of their cities for the abolition of all nuclear weapons from the face of the Earth by the year 2020. ******************************* You are invited to attend the closing ceremonies culminating the 7th annual Walk for a New Spring ƒå Wednesday, March 21,Twelve Noon S 1 p.m., Gardener Auditorium Massachusetts State House ************************************** Schedule for the last day of the Walk for a New Spring: 8:30 a.m. Gather at Christ Church Cambridge, Harvard Square walk to Cambridge City Hall 9:00 a.m. Visit Mayor of City of Cambridge, steps of City Hall, Central Square Walk via Massachusetts Avenue to Copely Square 11 a.m Assemble at Trinity Church, Copley Square Walk via Boylston Street and Boston Commons to the State House 11:30 a.m. Enter State House Twelve Noon - 1:00 p.m. Gardner Auditorium ************************************* Program includes: Presentations and performances by MA children and youth, remarks by advocates for peace and nuclear disarmament, and by elected officials including Representative James B. Leary, Chief of Staff & Counsel to Lt. Governor Timothy M. Murray. speaking on behalf of the Lt. Governor and Governor Deval Patrick **************************************** Program sponsored by: Representative Ellen Story Representative Gloria Fox, Representative Peter Kocot Representative Benjamin Swan ,Senator Stan Rosenberg With special thanks to: Northampton Mayor Clare Higgins & the Executive Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor & these supporters of the Walk for a New Spring and Mayors for Peace: Agape, American Friends Service Committee, Arise for Social Justice, Cambridge Peace Commission, Citizens Awareness Network, Community Change, Dorchester People for Peace, House of Peace, Indian Spiritual and Cultural Center, Manos Unidos, Mass Peace Action, Merrimack Valley People for Peace, North Shore Peace Coalition, RI Peace and Justice Education Fund, South Shore Peace Forum, The Griot House, Three Pyramids, Traprock Peace Center, Spirit Walkers, South Berkshire Meeting of Friends, Waranoco Peace Group, West Springfield Citizens for Peace, Women¡¦s House of Peace and the many more who have offered shelter, sustenance and good will¡K ****************************