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March Together in the Dorchester Day Parade!
June 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dorchester People for Peace will be marching again this year in the Dorchester Day Parade on June 2 along with our friends and allied organizations. If you can’t make the parade, you are welcome to the cookout after! (see below)
We’re in Division 3 this year: Line up by 12:30 (or earlier if you like – our blue Honda-CRV will be there from at least 11am) on Richmond St. between Dorchester Ave. and Adams St. (see map below) The parade kickoff will be at 1pm, but our group will not begin marching until significantly later than that.
Every year Dorchester People for Peace reserves a place in the parade, then invites our friends. Together we bring our vision and our values to thousands of people along the four-mile route. Join us this year!
Our message will focus on building a neighborhood-based movement to resist wars and military interventions abroad – while opposing racism, dispossession and budget cuts at home; reducing excessive military spending; and funding urgent needs in our communities. Thousands of marchers and parade watchers will see our banners and get our anti-war flyers.
Marchers will gather around Noon in Dorchester Lower Mills (Richmond St.) with the parade kick-off about 1pm. We’ll have our after-Parade barbeque and celebration at Jeff Klein’s house, 123 Cushing Ave. from about 3:30pm. We’ll have hamburgers and hotdogs – please bring a dish or drinks if you’re able (You can drop off what you are bringing before the parade – Jeff’s house is walking distance from the Savin Hill T-stop)
WHERE: Lower Mills, Dorchester
Richmond Street between Dorchester Ave and Adams Street (Division 3)
Look for the Dorchester People for Peace vehicle
You can’t drive or park anywhere near there on Dorchester Day, so travel early and travel by T (to Ashmont Station on the Red Line, Butler or Milton on the Mattapan trolley) …. Or park a ways away and walk.
Please let us know if you can make it by responding to this email, writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
or phoning 617-288-4578
BRING: A sun hat, comfortable walking shoes (it’s more than 3 miles), water. You can bring a banner for your organization if you have the people to carry it.
COOKOUT: After the parade – from about 3:30 or after — at Jeff Klein’s, 123 Cushing Ave (near the end of the parade and near Savin Hill T station). We’ll have hamburgers and hotdogs – bring a dish or drinks if you can.