Maryland Judiciary Invites Families to Walk for Peace
(BALTIMORE – Oct. 3, 2012) Walkers of all ages will stroll with a purpose during the Maryland Judiciary’s Peace Walk on Sunday, Oct. 7, 1-4 p.m., at the Baltimore Inner Harbor. The media is invited.
Maryland Judiciary’s second annual Peace Walk – a free, family-friendly, 3K (1.8-mile) event – is being held during International Conflict Resolution Month to raise awareness about the variety of services people can use to peacefully resolve conflicts within their families, neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, houses of worship, and other organizations.
The walk begins and ends at Rash Field next to the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore. Check-in begins at 1 p.m. with music, games and other activities. Information tables will highlight organizations in Maryland that offer conflict resolution services, such as mediation, community conferencing, and conflict coaching, as well as other services for the community. The District Court of Maryland Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Office, the Court of Special Appeals ADR Division, and the Judiciary’s Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO) will share information about services available through the courts.
After a brief welcoming ceremony and ribbon-cutting, walkers will stroll along the promenade to the Pier 5 Lighthouse and back to Rash Field. There are prizes for walkers in many categories, as well as free T-shirts and tote bags for participants.
WHAT: Maryland Judiciary’s second annual Peace Walk
WHO: Chief Judge Robert M. Bell of the Maryland Court of Appeals – brief welcoming comments, with remarks by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Also invited: newly appointed Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 7, 1-4 p.m.
WHERE: Baltimore Inner Harbor – start and end at Rash Field (free parking)
201 Key Highway, Baltimore
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