2017 C0-Chairs:   

Honorary Co-Chairs Governor Charlie Baker and First Lady Lauren Baker

​HONORABLE Mayor Martin J. Walsh,
   City of Boston       
State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry


In Unity There Is Healing

The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute  Proudly Presents
21st annuaL Mother's Day Walk For Peace

In Unity There is Healing: Invest in Peace

The Mother’s 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 because in unity, there is healing! Join us on Mother’s 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. We’re asking you to invest in community-based solutions to a complex problem. In 2017, our goal is to raise $400,000 for our critical programs and services.

Invest in peace this Mother’s Day - Sunday May 14, 2017!


The Mother's Day Walk for Peace started in 1996 so mothers of murdered children could receive support and love from their neighbors. Twenty-one years later, the Mother’s Day Walk continues to be a powerful way to honor our loved ones who have been murdered and embrace our partners in peacemaking.

The Walk is organized by the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, a center of healing, teaching, and learning for families and communities impacted by murder, grief, trauma, and loss.

​Our 2017 Funding Priorities:

  • Intergenerational Justice Program (IJP) provides coordinated support and guidance to families of murdered victims and families of people arrested and incarcerated for murder in order to create opportunities for healing, reconciliation, and accountability.

  • Training and Technical Assistance Center equips public health professionals and institutional stakeholders to respond equitably and effectively to families impacted by murder.

  • Statewide Survivors of Homicide Victims Network convenes and supports survivors who are working together to impact, inform, and influence public policy.

  • General operating funds to sustain our center of healing, teaching, and learning.