News & Articles


For Immediate Release                                                                         
Contact: Mallory Hanora
617-825-1917 / 860-268-1369

May 1, 2017                                                                                                  


Louis D. Brown Peace Institute to lead the 21st Annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace:  “In Unity There is Healing!”


WHAT:            Boston, MA - On Sunday May 14, residents from across the Commonwealth will walk from Town Field in Dorchester to Boston City Hall for the 21st Annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace. What began as a neighborhood walk to support mothers of murdered children has become a time-honored tradition for people of diverse backgrounds to celebrate our potential to create more peaceful communities. The Walk is also a fundraising effort to sustain the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute’s critical services for families impacted by murder and training for public health professionals across the state.

Honorary Chairs Governor Charlie Baker and First Lady Lauren Baker and official Co-Chairs of the Walk Mayor Marty Walsh, Senator Linda Dorcena Forry, and Alden Landry, MD of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will join more than 15,000 people walking 6.8 miles from Dorchester to City Hall. The Mother’s Day Walk for Peace will conclude with a rally and flag raising ceremony at City Hall Plaza.

“This year we are walking to demand dignity and compassion for all families impacted by murder. Homicide is an issue that affects all of us. The Mother’s Day Walk is an expression of unity and an opportunity to invest in peace,” said Tina Chery, President and CEO of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute.  

For more information about the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute and the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace visit:


WHO:             Governor Charlie Baker, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
                       Lauren Baker, First Lady of Massachusetts
                       Mayor Marty Walsh, City of Boston
                       State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry, Dorchester
                       Representative Evandro Carvalho, Dorchester
                       Commissioner William Evans, Boston Police Department
                       Boston City Council President Michelle Wu and
                         Councilors Ayanna Pressley and Annissa Essaibi-George
                       Alden Landry, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
                       Tina Chery, President and CEO, Louis D. Brown Peace Institute


WHERE:          Sunday, May 14, 2017


WHEN:            8:00 AM -Walk Program and Kick-Off from Town Field
                                     1520 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester

                       9:30 AM -Walk Launches from Madison Park High School 
                                      75 Malcolm X. Blvd. Roxbury Crossing

                       11:00 AM - Peace Rally and Flag Raising at City Hall Plaza