The theme for this year’s walk is “For Peace, Freedom and Democracy.” We chose this theme because we believe it offers a wide range of organizations and activists in Winnipeg an opportunity to express their specific concerns and to show their solidarity with each other.
Our annual Walk for Peace coincides with three other events that day at or near the Legislature that deserve our support:
– a Rally For Refugees that will begin at the University of Winnipeg at 10:00 a.m., and proceed to the Legislature for a program that ends at 1:00
– an Eyes on Sudan Peace Conference that will occur Saturday afternoon, beginning at 1:30 p.m.
– World Refugee Day events at Central Park that will take place from noon to 10:00 p.m.
The annual Winnipeg Walk for Peace is sponsored by Peace Alliance Winnipeg. Co-sponsors this year are Winnipeg Haiti Solidarity Group, Eyes on Sudan, Cop Watch and the Winnipeg Chapter of the Council of Canadians.