Philadelphia to New York City PEACE WALK for NUCLEAR ABOLITION

April 22-29, 2010 – Philadelphia to New York City PEACE WALK for NUCLEAR ABOLITION
One week, 100 miles: Walk with us for global peace and justice!

This April 30th to May 2nd, thousands of international peace activists will converge in New York City for a historic weekend of action to end nuclear weapons, “In our lifetime!” Sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, our Interfaith Peace Walk is mobilizing to join this major convergence in NYC and help build the movement for nuclear disarmament and abolition.

We’re seeking more walkers to join us, especially for our final week from Philadelphia to NYC! Walking long-distance with a group of diverse, committed peace activists is a powerful way to take action toward a non-violent future. We will be seen by thousands, and meet with local groups in each city we visit. It can also be a profound experience for individual walkers. With each step a prayer for peace, we create conditions for deep inner healing and transformation that will help change our world!

Interested in walking? Got QUESTIONS? We have answers!

Where’s the Peace Walk going? After leaving Philadelphia on April 22 following our “Earth Day Rally for Nuclear Abolition” downtown, we will walk to and stay overnight in Camden, Burlington, Trenton, Princeton, and New Brunswick, NJ, plus Staten Island, NY on our way to Manhattan, NYC.

How many people are walking? We plan to have at least 10 to 20 long-distance walkers. If more join, that’s fantastic!

How much walking per day? On average, we’ll walk about 15 miles per day, or around 6 to 8 hours.

Where will walkers sleep? In each city, friendly local faith-based communities and peace leaders will host us at no cost. Walkers should be prepared to sleep on the floor if necessary, and to wake up early with the aim of walking by 8 or 9 am.

What will walkers eat? 3 meals per day — Generally early light breakfast, picnic lunch on the road, and evening potluck dinner, plus power snacks. Walkers with special dietary needs should be prepared to bring or purchase their own food.

Will the walk have a support vehicle? Yes — we’ll have a spacious van with a dedicated driver to support the walk.

What should walkers bring? Needed: Comfortable shoes, clothing layers for rain or shine, sleeping bag. Suggested: A favorite musical instrument, visual peace signs or symbols, an open heart and lively spirit. Let’s do our best to travel lightly!

What’s the cost to join the walk? Each participating walker is encouraged to contribute $10 per day for food and gas expenses, or as much as you can afford. No one will be turned away from joining the walk due to lack of funds.

Can I join for just a segment of the walk? Yes! For a few steps or many miles, please join our walk for as long as you can!.

For more info, or to sign up for our walk: Visit www.nptwalk2010.org / Email nptwalk2010@gmail.com / Call (856) 535 8547