We would like to send out a huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our 30th Annual Pilgrimage for Justice & Peace! Whether you walked with us for a day or a week, helped to organize local events and activities, hosted us as we came through your community, provided food, lodging, publicity, or financial support – we couldn’t have made it possible without YOU!
Thank you to our Core Walkers, who walked many miles over the course of the week, raising awareness about the themes of Black Lives Matter, Welcoming Immigrants and Refugees, Workers’ Rights and Climate Justice:
Jean Chapman, Ellen Canavan, Bacilio Castro, Ron Garcia-Fogarty, Chris Keavney, Norma Marti, Patrick O’Neill, & Gail Phares
Thank you to our organizational and faith-based co-sponsors:
Action NC, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Charlie Mulholland Catholic Worker Community, Charlotte Friends Meeting, Church of Reconciliation of Chapel Hill, Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR), Food & Water Watch – Southern Region, Friends Center at Guilford College, Greenpeace North Carolina, Guilford Peace Society, Inside Outside Alliance, Methodist Federation for Social Action North Carolina Conference chapter, National Farmworker Awareness Week, National Farm Worker Ministry, North Carolina Council of Churches, Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, St. Francis of Asisi Catholic Church – Raleigh, Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF), Western Blvd. Presbyterian Church of Raleigh, Western North Carolina Workers’ Center, and Witness for Peace Southeast.
Thank you to our individual sponsors:
Dan & Debbie Biesack, David Cecelski, Sandy Irving, Edmund Klemmer, Rod & Sylvia O’Connor, John Paar, Bob & Gail Phares, William Ruppert, Richard Slatta, & Alice Stanford.
And a Special Thanks to our “Justice” Sponsors:
Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province Benevolence Trust & Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Finally, thank you to the many other members of our community who walked with us throughout the week, shared their stories along the way and supported our efforts both indirectly and directly as part of this journey.