The Mother’s Day Walk for Peace is a an annual celebration of our potential to create more peaceful communities. Each year, thousands of families from across the state walk together toward peace, demanding dignity and compassion for all families impacted by murder. The walk started in 1996 so mothers of murdered children could receive support and love from their neighbors. Twenty-two years later, the Mother’s Day Walk continues to be a powerful way to honor our loved ones who have been murdered and embrace our partners in peacemaking.
As a survivor, youth mentor, long-time community organizer and dedicated public servant, Darrin serves in the 22nd Annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace Leadership Circle and has been an active member of the Peace Institute Community for more than a decade. Watch Darrin’s keynote speech from Louis D. Brown Peace Institute’s Hampshire House Briefing below, where he shares his story and deep connection to the Mother’s Day Walk, then sign up to support the Institute’s work.