A Peaceful Walk to Raise Awareness
Plans are under way for a second annual walk to celebrate International Conflict Resolution Month. The Maryland Judiciary’s free, family-friendly, 3K walk around the Baltimore Inner Harbor will be held on Sunday, Oct. 7, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
The event is hosted by the District Court of Maryland Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Office and the Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO) 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.
During the inaugural walk, more than 70 families and walkers weathered the chill and damp to enjoy music, games, and information-gathering about organizations in Maryland that offer conflict resolution services, such as mediation, community conferencing, conflict coaching, and more. Rachel Wohl, MACRO executive director said, “We’re hoping to make this an annual event that reaches more people every year with the vital message that they can resolve their conflicts without violence and bring peace to all our communities.”
Photos by Ann Eid