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

July 26, 2017                                                                                                   


Louis D. Brown Peace Institute to Host the Second Annual Peace-B-Que

WHAT: Boston, MA - On Saturday August 5, the Peace Institute will host a free and fun event for families featuring food, music, entertainment, as well as a photo booth, skateboarding clinic, and kids play area with bubbles and hula hoops.

In addition to these activities, Peace Institute staff will offer attendees an opportunity to try on Peace Play. Peace Play is a healing practice for individuals, families, and communities to express struggles and strengths through experiential play using a tray of sand and figurines. Trained staff will guide participants to create a community sand tray that responds to the question, “What does a peaceful Boston look like?”

Over 200 people of all ages and backgrounds from across Boston attended the first Peace-B-Que in 2016. The Peace Institute team hopes the second annual Peace-B-Que will be a peaceful afternoon and healing space for in particular for community members who have felt re-triggered and re-traumatized by recent violence in the Boston. The Peace-B-Que is an opportunity to focus on the assets in our community and embrace a spirit of unity. All are welcome at the Peace-B-Que to eat, enjoy, and celebrate life.  

The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute is a center of healing, teaching, and learning for families and communities impacted by murder, trauma, grief, and loss.

WHO:      Survivors, families, community members, and elected officials from Boston and beyond.

WHERE:   15 Christopher Street, Dorchester MA 02125  

WHEN:    12-4pm on Saturday August 5 (Rain date Sunday August 6)