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  • Writer's pictureMark Lawhorne

Mother's Day Peace Walks Supported by Blacksmith Communication

The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute held their 22nd annual Mother's Day Walk for Peace today. This walk brings together mothers and family members who have lost children or loved ones to violence and ask for change. It has been a tradition since 1996.

Started as a form of activism to heal from grief of losing her son to gun violence, Clementina Chery honors Louis through the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, which has a sole mission of creating more peaceful communities and offering support to survivors of victims of violence.

The walk has an approximately seven mile course from Dorchester to City Hall. Tens of thousands make the walk, all honoring a loved one that has been lost to violence on our streets. Blacksmith communication is proud to stand with these families and not only share in their grief but, also to take a stand against the violence. Mark Lawhorne and John Panaggio join our partners from the Rendon Group to assist with course and event logistics, ensuring that the walkers have a safe, well marked course so that they can focus on their mission.

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