You can take this pledge, created by the Peace Alliance:
I pledge to be a voice for respect and acceptance, and to take action with others in my school, workplace, home, community or place of worship to create a more safe, accepting and inclusive environment. I will stay alert to all forms of hate speech and discrimination in my area and take steps to prevent and discourage these acts of hate. As part of my pledge, I commit to pay attention to my speech on a daily basis and to reflect on how my thoughts and words affect my actions and interactions with others.
Take every opportunity to make peace in your own relationships as well as impact the larger conflicts of our time. Imagine what a whole Day of Ceasefire, literally and figuratively, would mean to humankind. Imagine what a week, a year, a lifetime of a commitment to peace would mean for each of us. Let’s make it a reality.
The Clinton Peace Coalition invites community members to show their support for peace in our community, by participating in this year’s Stop the Hate / Show the Love Annual Walk for Peace on Thursday, Sept. 19. Pre-walk activities will begin at 4:45 p.m. at Clinton Community College, with the opening program beginning at 5:15 p.m. The walk will begin at 5:30 p.m., concluding at Ashford University with a short closing program and refreshments. All are welcome to attend this free, community event. The Peace Walk is planned by the Clinton Peace Coalition, members of which are from Clinton Community College, Sisters of St. Francis, YWCA-Clinton, Ashford University, Prince of Peace Schools, Unity Center of Clinton and community members. For more information about the Peace Walk, please contact Mardell Mommsen at 244-7006 or visit the YWCA website at www.ywcaclinton.org.