For Immediate Release: May 30, 2014
What: Petersburg Community Peace Walk
When: Saturday, May 31, at 11 a.m.
Where: Poplar Lawn Park (corner of S. Sycamore and E. Fillmore Streets, Petersburg)
Petersburg, Va.—The Petersburg Chapter of Virginia Organizing and the community group The Deeper, LLC will hold a walk for peace in downtown Petersburg on Saturday, May 31, at 11 a.m. beginning at the corner of S. Sycamore and E. Fillmore Streets and ending at the park with a community celebration.
Petersburg resident and professional educator Tyrone Cherry has seen violence increase in the community and wants to take action for a more peaceful Petersburg.
“I live here, I’m a father, and I work with students. Our community needs peace and I believe that when we take action, we are setting a positive example for young people. With metal detectors in middle schools these days, we must take a stand for peace,” said Cherry.
Media are invited to meet at Poplar Lawn Park at 11 a.m. and participate in the walk and subsequent celebration.
To interview a spokesperson for Virginia Organizing, please contact Amanda Pohl at 804-337-1912 or email@example.com.
Virginia Organizing is a non-partisan statewide grassroots organization that brings people together to create a more just Virginia.