Berkeley CA Mayoral Proclamation 4DEC99

The following is the text of the Berkeley California Mayor's second Proclamation of support for Global Peace Walk 2000. Please forward this to your interested contacts and use this proclamation as a sample to ask for a Global Peace Zone proclamation form your city mayor to send to us for the walk to publicize and carry to deliver with its message in Washington DC and to the United Nations.

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City of Berkeley Proclamation


Whereas, Reverend Yusen Yamato initiated the Global Peace Walk on January 15, 1995, the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., walking from the United Nations Building in New York City to the War Memorial Building in San Francisco, arriving on June 20, 1995; and

Whereas, the prayer for global peace is recognized as a universal human resolve and the message of the United Nations, "to save succeeding generations from the scourge of reaffirm faith in the dignity of human rights...and to live together in peace", is still as relevant and vital today as it was 55 years ago; and

Whereas, each year, Global Peace Walk has symbolically reaffirmed this message with a walk across a portion of the continent; and

Whereas, in the millennium year 2000, on January 15, the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Global Peace Walk will again traverse the country from San Francisco to New York City, stopping in Washington D.C. for Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day activities and the rededication of the Washington Monument, and will arrive in New York City for the United Nations 55th Anniversary celebration on October 24th, 2000; and

Whereas, the City of Berkeley was proclaimed a Global Peace Zone in March of 1999; and

Whereas, on Saturday, December 4th, 1999, Global Peace Walk is holding a celebratory event at the Berkeley Community Theater,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I, Shirley Dean, Mayor of the City of Berkeley, do hereby proclaim December 4, 1999 as


in the City of Berkeley and urge our residents and visitors to continue their many activities devoted to peace and social justice.


Shirley Dean, Mayor December 4, 1999

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[forwarded by]

David Crockett Williams
Tehachapi, CA, local coordinator
Global Peace Walk 2000


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