Peace and Dignity Journeys 2012: Honoring the Water
A spiritual run to re-unite the indigenous nations of the Americas.
Runners arrive in Santa Cruz:
Friday, August 10, 2012
Time TBA (estimated at 5pm)
All are welcome to gather on the west end of Seabright Beach to receive the runners and welcome them with song and ceremony.
Because we don't know exactly when on August 10th the runners will reach Santa Cruz, we will be announcing via text message when they have come over the mountain pass and are about one hour away. At that time, we will begin gathering on Seabright Beach. To sign up for Friday's cellphone text announcements, send a text to 831-708-8199 with "PDJ" in the body (include your phone # if your # is blocked).
For more information:
email@example.com / 831-708-8199
Every four years since 1992, Peace and Dignity Journeys begin their voyage across the Western Hemisphere by foot. Starting from the North end of Alaska and the South end of Argentina and culminating at a final gathering in Central America, runners carry prayers and messages which they receive from communities along the way. Indigenous communities all over the Americas witness and partake in the tradition of welcoming runners with ceremonies unique to their community.
These journeys embody a prophecy that all indigenous peoples in the Western Hemisphere shall be reunited in a spiritual way in order to heal our nations, so we can begin to work towards a better future for our children and generations to come. The 2012 run is dedicated to Water, reminding all who have forgotten the importance of water that this naturally occurring element is the shared resource of all human beings.
HOW TO SUPPORT:
- Show up in support: Be present August 10th when the runners arrive.
- Donate: food, cash, gifts for runners, running shoes (new), supplies, vans, gas cards. You can donate to Peace and Dignity Journeys online, using PayPal:
- Run: Join the runners on their final stretch through Santa Cruz. If you would like to join the run for a longer stretch, email [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Peace and Dignity Journeys is a grassroots organization that is fully sponsored by the communities that host the runners. It does not receive sponsorship from corporations, NGOs, or foundations.