On Tuesday, June 26th, we are planning to hold an unveiling ceremony at the newly revitalized Mt. Vernon Street Plaza followed by a community-wide Walk for Peace and inspirational dinner.
The event will begin at 4:30pm at the Mt. Vernon Street Plaza where there will be a blessing of the park, a few brief statements by residents and organizations involved in the revitalization as well as a few short words from the niece of Robert McGrath. During the event, residents will then be given the opportunity to decorate memorial rocks to add to the park in honor of their loved ones.
After the ceremony, we will walk as a group throughout the community giving residents the opportunity to place flowers at locations where people have passed on due to overdose and violence.
The walk will end at the Knights of Columbus in Charlestown and all are welcome to join for dinner, music, and a short speaking event from 6:00pm-8:00pm. We are grateful to have Rev. Rodney E. Dailey, a Boston native, as our keynote speaker. Rev. Dailey was responsible for Boston's first March against Gang Violence and will speak to the audience in an effort to unite and inspire us all, enhancing our community resilience.
When: June 26th starting at 4:30pm for the unveiling of the Peace Park / 6:00pm-8:00pm Reception at the Knights of Columbus
Where: Mount Vernon Street Plaza
Why: To unite and bring healing to the Charlestown community