Peace on Mothers' Day and Every Day
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Peace on Mothers' Day and Every Day

Dear lovers of peace and justice,

Our friend and hero, Tina Chery, lost her son, Louis D. Brown, to violence. Tina turned her pain, anger, and despair into action and power by creating the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute to support and heal the trauma of those who have survived the homicide of a loved one, those who may be incarcerated because of a homicide, and to teach peace in the Boston schools.

On Mothers' Day you can be an important part of this amazing work. The Mothers' Day Walk for Peace is a celebration of our potential to create more peaceful communities. Every year families from across the state and region walk together toward peace.

We cannot walk in person this year, but nothing stops us from working for justice - we are walking virtually! Join us on Mothers' Day to demand dignity and compassion for all families impacted by murder.  

The Mother’s' Day Walk is also the Peace Institute’s most important fundraising event. I am asking you to invest in community-based solutions to a complex problem. In 2020, their goal is to raise $400,000 for critical programs and services. Please consider helping

The friends and families of Team Peace on Mothers' Day and Every Day want to exceed our  previous fundraising goal of $3,000. Together we will create Peace on Mothers' Day and every day with your gift to the Peace Institute.

Click the Donate Button at the top of this page to donate to our team, Peace on Mothers' Day and Every Day. If you prefer, you may send a check, made out to the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, to Jude Goldman at 41 Brown Avenue, Roslindale, MA 02131-3652.

And please join our team and walk with us and thousands of others  - VIRTUALLY for justice and share the joy that comes from building peace. Click here to join Team Peace on Mothers' Day and Every Day  (at the bottom of the drop down menu on your registration form). It really is the best way we know to honor all the mothers and the children in our lives.

We know that you receive many requests from worthy organizations and thank you for considering this important one, we appreciate your support very much.

In peace and love and with wishes for a meaningful Mothers' Day,

Team Peace on Mothers' Day and Every Day

Lisa Gordon, Suzi Kaitz, and Jude Goldman

ABOUT 2020 Mothers Day Walk for Peace

Every year in the United States, approximately 15,000 people are murdered. For every homicide victim, there are at least 10 immediate people directly impacted by that loss. It is safe to say each year there are at least 150,000 new survivors of homicide victims dealing with the emotional, physical and financial stress of losing a loved one to a traumatic death such as murder. This is not including extended family members, classmates/colleagues, teachers/students or entire communities. Nor does this number include families who are impacted by a loved one committing a murder. Together, we can heal and have an impact. 

The Annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace started in 1996 so mothers of murdered children could receive support and love from their neighbors. Twenty-four years later, the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace continues to be a powerful way to honor our loved ones who have been murdered and embrace our partners in peacemaking. The Mother’s Day Walk for Peace  is also the Peace Institute’s largest fundraising event. We hope you will help us raise our goal of $400,000. This way toward healing!

Important COVID-19 Pandemic Update:

The Mother’s Day Walk for Peace will still take place, as a virtual walkathon. While we may not be able to gather physically on Mother’s Day, you have proven year after year how deeply you care about the communities we serve -- Survivors of Homicide Victims, their families, and neighbors. Your help ensures that the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute’s critical services, advocacy and training continue to meet the immediate and evolving needs of survivors. When you reach your goal it ensures that the Peace Institute has the financial resources necessary to transform society’s response to homicide during this unprecedented crisis.

Registration cost this year is $20 per person, however no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Registration fees go to help us reach our goal of $400,000 to sustain our services, advocacy and training.
Register today!


Name Date Amount Comments
Pearl Siegal 06/02/2020 $25.00  
Marta Gredler 05/20/2020 $75.00  
Jennifer Chrisler 05/12/2020 $100.00 From the entire Jacques' clan.
Elizabeth Dill 05/10/2020 $50.00  
Janis Lippman 05/10/2020 $25.00  
Margery Wieder 05/09/2020 $50.00  
Briana Flannery 05/09/2020 $25.00  
Debra Florio 05/08/2020 $25.00  
Caren Keller 05/08/2020 $500.00 Tina, Thank you for all that you do to make the world a better place. My husband and I so admire all that you do. Caren Keller and David Boonshoft
Deborah Hiatt 05/08/2020 $100.00 Thank you for the important work you do.
Josh Zakim 05/08/2020 $36.00  
Judy Housman 05/08/2020 $35.00  
Anonymous Friend 05/08/2020 $25.00  
Miranda Katz 05/08/2020 $20.00  
Neal Braverman 05/08/2020 $100.00 My Thoughts and Prayers to ALL the Mothers, Their Families and Friends who have lost their Children to senseless Violence! May Better Days be ahead of us!! ALL of us!
Meri Bond 05/07/2020 $50.00  
Joyce Zakim 05/07/2020 $100.00  
Jeannie Malone 05/06/2020 $20.00  
Becky Starr 05/06/2020 $36.00  
Max Braverman 05/06/2020 $20.00  
Jeannie Malone 05/06/2020 $10.00  
Phyllis Bluhm 05/05/2020 $25.00  
Musu Massaquoi 05/05/2020 $100.00  
Zoe Moutsos 05/05/2020 $100.00  
Lisa Gordon 05/04/2020 $20.00  
Ellie Starr 05/04/2020 $20.00  
Deborah Keegan 05/04/2020 $25.00 I will miss my favorite walk of the year with my children and grandchildren, for such a great cause. We will all be physically apart this year on Mothers Day, yet we are stronger in heart and still holding hands. Peace, love, light.
Neil Davin 05/04/2020 $50.00  
Judith Daniels 05/04/2020 $30.00 Goi Jude!
Ellie Starr 05/04/2020 $118.00  
Lisa Gordon 05/04/2020 $250.00  
Sharon And Julie Kaitz and Cohen 05/04/2020 $200.00 In memory of Charlotte Kaitz
Virginia Downes 05/04/2020 $30.00  
Suzi Kaitz 05/03/2020 $20.00  
Jude Goldman 05/03/2020 $20.00  
Jude Goldman 05/03/2020 $36.00  
Suzi Kaitz 05/03/2020 $1,000.00  
  Total $3,471.00