Wednesday, August 28, 2013

PRE-REGISTER for the 8th Annual Walk for a U.S. Department of Peace[building]

No great social achievement — from women’s suffrage to civil rights — has succeeded without the support of citizens willing to fund the dream into action. This Walk is about having fun, increasing awareness of and raising funds for the campaign for a U.S. Department of Peacebuilding.

Pre-register at Facebook page - comment with your pledge for contributions raised.
Click here to download Flyer (coming soon)
Click here to download Walk Brochure

  • 0.6 mile walking path
  • moment of inspiration at Martin Luther King, Jr. children's library at Lewis Library & Technology Center
  • moment of reflection at Fire Station 
  • concluding with a light refreshments provided by GROW Fontana
Registration 8-8:45am
Program begins at 9am

All are welcome, including those who cannot participate in the walk. A $2 minimum contribution is appreciated!

Any questions, please feel free to call Bobbi Jo Chavarria at (909) 262-2880.

Spirit of the walk

We are walking in support of the Peace Alliance (the organization spearheading the national campaign for a U.S. Department of Peacebuilding) and the IEDOPNA (the local group) and we invite all to join the campaign and our citizen-lobbying efforts for peacebuilding legislation.

We recognize that our nation and our troops are currently conducting international military operations and that there are many who are opposed to these continued actions. We in the Peace Alliance believe that we can do much to lessen domestic and international violence, including war, and that a Department of Peacebuilding is one such solution.

To help us all focus on the peaceful possibilities, we respectfully ask that all T-shirts, signs, banners, buttons, etc., PROMOTE the Peace Alliance, the Department of Peacebuilding, IEDOPNA, the Youth PROMISE Act or a peaceful message from your organization. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.


It has been said that you cannot know someone’s journey until you have walked a mile in their shoes.  Many of our neighbors in need may not have appropriate footwear for the changing seasons.  This year, we are proud to invite walkers and sponsors to provide some extra giving help by bringing a pair of gently-used shoes that will be donated to a local service organization.  Most needed are men and women’s casual wear shoes (tennies, closed-toe, water-resistant), walking shoes, and work boots in various sizes. If you have any questions, please contact RAY NAVARRO at (909) 452-0353.

The Inland Empire Do Peace and Nonviolence Alliance's ( Annual Walk for a Department of Peace building began with a group of nine women: students, mothers, and a grandmother who walked a course in front of Ontario Mills with posters promoting the establishment of a U.S. Department of Peace. They were greeted with honks of support and raised money for the national campaign.
Since then, the group has grown and has twice hosted the walk on Hospitality Lane in San Bernardino, and last year, in Downtown Riverside three times, and for the first time this year, in Fontana.

The 5th Annual Walk for a Department of Peacebuilding will once again be held starting at the Riverside Library in Downtown. The walk course includes a visit to the Martin Luther King, Jr. statue in front of Riverside City Hall and the reflection area in front of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi on Mission Ave.
The Walk will conclude with a luncheon served by the Social Justice Committee of the Riverside Unitarian Church next to the library.
Please join us!

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