Parade for Peace

18 Mar 2018 - 14:30

Fayetteville, AR

Parade for Peace

The Arkansas Poor People’s Campaign, the OMNI Center for Peace, Justice & Ecology, and the Arkansas Nonviolence Alliance are holding a Parade for Peace on March 18th at 2:30 PM.

The parade starts at the corner of Dickson & West Streets, in front of the Walton Arts Center, and ends with a rally at the Town Center.

The rally will feature speeches by Professor Jeremy Kuzmarov, Air Force Veteran Michael Martin, Solomon Burchfield of the Poor People’s Campaign, Dr. Clint Schnekloth of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, and more.  Music will also be provided by Still on the Hill, Jori Costello and others.  For the parade, multiple floats and creative art projects are in the works.

Over 128 Peace Organizations internationally have called for action during the current Olympic Truce.  It is a moment of relative peace for Koreans, and a key moment to call out for peaceful diplomacy, instead of more threats of catastrophic wars, and even threats of nuclear “fire and fury.”

This is also a call for transforming the immoral war economy, as advocated by the Poor People’s Campaign.  The war economy claims 53 cents of every federal discretionary spending dollar, leaving little to nothing for the peace economy, such as clean energy, healthcare, education & eliminating poverty.

The purpose of the parade is also to counter the President’s military parade, which may cost up to $50 million, and to call for a Culture of Peace, so our children can go to school without fear.

Contact:  Abel Tomlinson <Abeltomlinson@gmail.com>

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