Taos New Mexico
April 20, 1995
Peace march comes through Taos
More than two dozen pedestrians with a deep commitment to world peace departed the front gate of the United Nations in New York City last January, destined for San Francisco in June.
Walking from Cimarron today (April 20), the United Nations 50th Anniversary Global Peace Walk is scheduled to arrive in Taos Friday (April 21). Thus far, the march has been appropriately nonviolent, receiving no opposition.
"We haven't met anyone who is against world peace," said one of the walk's coordinators, David Williams of Santa Barbara, Calif.
Adding that more global peace walks are happening simultaneously all over the world, Williams said his small band of travelers is "bringing together all the sacred colors of all of the people of the Earth to celebrate global peace."
The public is invited to join the walkers at 10:30 a.m. Earth Day, Saturday (April 22), at Kit Carson Park. After a circle-of-hands ceremony and prayer for peace on the planet, the pilgrimage will move south through Taos on the way to Santa Fe and Albuquerque.
The walkers are funded by donations, and a community benefit will take place Saturday from 2-7 p.m. at Planet Earth. Taos musicians providing entertainment for the event included Jenny Bird, Ruth Shorter, Space of Time, Tony and Tad and Little Rock Reed.
For more information, call 751-2329 or 751-3170
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