“The theme for this day is education and peace. The United Nations will examine the role education can in fostering global citizenship.
It is not enough to tech children how to read, write and count. Education has to cultivate mutual respect for others and the world in which we live, and help people forge more just, inclusive and peaceful societies.
Thank you to those who came out for the Memorial March for Peace on August 28th! The day of events included at 7.5 mile march from Boston to Newton and an inspiring evening program featuring Dr. Susannah Heschel, Reverends Kim and Donald Odom, Donnell Baird, and a performance from our very own Matt Carriker with a group of Interfaith Youth Initiative alums.
Additionally, the audience received an amazing surprise when legendary Pete Seeger got on stage to lead us all in the civil rights anthem, “We Shall Overcome.” Let us keep walking together, working towards the dream of justice and freedom shared by Dr. King and all who were part of the march in 1963.
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