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Memorial March for Peace

When: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Garden of Peace • 100 Cambridge St • Government Center T • Boston

Memorial March for Peace 

Start date: Wednesday, August 28, 2013


As the 50th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington approaches, our nation can celebrate remarkable progress in civil rights. Yet despite these gains, deep inequalities persist and youth violence is devastating communities across the country.

If Dr. King were alive today, we can only imagine how he would respond to this tragic reality.

On Wednesday, August 28, 2013, the 50th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington will be commemorated in Boston by the Memorial March for Peace 2013. The march is a coalition of communities of faith, non-profits and engaged citizens dedicated to addressing root causes of violence. 

Events will include a prayer vigil and memorial march from the Garden of Peace in downtown Boston to Newton Center. An evening Interfaith Gathering for Justice and Peace. at First Baptist Church in Newton Center will support the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute in Boston.


Meeting location: Garden of Peace, 100 Cambridge Street Bldg (formerly the Saltonstall State Office Bldg), Boston. Use Government Center Green Line T stop.

1:00 p.m. ~ Prayer vigil

2:00 p.m. ~ Memorial March for Peace (downtown Boston to Newton Center)

7:00 p.m. ~ Interfaith Gathering for Justice & Peace (First Baptist Church in Newton, 848 Beacon St., Newton Center, MA)

  • Message from Memorial March Chair Archbishop Desmond Tutu
  • Speakers: Professor Susannah Heschel, Rev. Kim Odom and Donnel Baird
  • Performances: The LoveTones, Margaret Holmes Cole

The Memorial March honors the lives of those lost to violence, the enduring spirits of their families, and all those who work for peace. Memorial March events are free and open to the public.  Donations will support the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute.

Download a flyer with more information here. 

Find directions here.

Information is also available via email at:

This event is co-sponsored by ABCD, City Mission Society, Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, Massachusetts Baptist Multi-cultural Ministries, More than Words Bookstore and Cafe, and Justice and Witness Ministries of the MA Conference, UCC. 

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