A contingent of Boston Workers Circle members joined in the 27th annual Mothers’ Day Walk for Peace last Sunday. The MDW4P was started by Dorchester resident Tina Chery to honor her murdered son Louis and support other mothers who have lost their children to murder. It serves as a major fundraiser for the Louis D Brown Peace Institute’s work supporting families and communities impacted by community violence, trauma, and grief.
From their website:
Our 2023 theme is “Cultivating Cycles of Peace.” In our society, we are constantly looped into cycles of violence that overshadow the transformative power of peace. Like a blooming flower, cycles of peace flourish when carefully cultivated. We have the agency to cultivate these cycles by empowering survivors, supporting returning citizens and their families and investing in Generation Peace.
Mother-daughter team Libby Shrobe and Anne McHugh resurrected the BWC team on behalf of the Acting for Racial and Economic Justice (AFREJ) committee. They started with a fundraising goal of $1,500 and surpassed it by quite a bit, with the final tally coming in at $2,273. They gathered a team of 17 official walkers, but had closer to 25 BWC members join them in the walk. It was a beautiful spring day to gather together and walk for an important cause – the weather could not have been better. Check out some photos of the BWC team below.
Overall, the MDWP raised $448,000 of their $600,000 goal. If you’d like to support the work they’re doing, you can still donate here.