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Stop the Hate – Show the Love Walk in Clinton,Iowa

Posted by Ryan Hall
09.20.16

By Laura Anderson with the Franciscan Peace Center

The community of Clinton, Iowa came together for the 17th annual “Stop the Hate – Show the Love” Walk on Thursday, September 15.

There was a large group of students from each school in the Clinton Community School District, with a poster to represent their schools. For the last two years, the schools have made a pledge to support peace this walk.

There also were state and county representatives at the walk to support peace including, Iowa Rep. Mary Wolfe, Clinton County Attorney Mike Wolf and Iowa Sen. Rita Hart.

This walk started more than a decade ago with the “Matthew Shepherd Stop the Hate Walk.” He was a young gay man in Wyoming who was killed because he was gay. The peace coalition wanted to keep this up as a way to do things in the community to create peace.

The walk is coordinated annually by the Clinton Peace Coalition, which is comprised of representatives from Clinton Community College, YWCA Clinton, Sisters of St. Francis/Franciscan Peace Center, New Directions, Clinton Parks and Recreation and the Clinton Community School District Diversity committee, along with individuals from communities for whom the promotion of peace is a passion.

The event was featured on the front page of the local newspaper the next day: http://www.clintonherald.com/the-front-page/image_8a103218-7c11-11e6-a732-a79d0bd33283.html

See photos below, and see more on their facebook page here.

Photo Credit: Kate Marlowe

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