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NATION’S CAPITAL TO HOST 2011 WALK FOR VALUES ON SEPTEMBER 4TH
Washington, DC–The nation’s capital will be the backdrop for the 2011 Walk for Values USA on Sunday, September 4, near the Washington Monument grounds. Hundreds are expected for the Walk which is held to raise awareness of the importance of practicing universal values. Now in its third year, previous walks have been held in sites that include New York, Dallas, and Chicago, as well as Canada, Australia, Malaysia and New Zealand.
Walk for Values USA is organized by the Sri Sathya Sai Organization, a global spiritual group which aims to promote the practice of human values by providing opportunities to participate in community-based service activities.
Doug Gaum, event coordinator, noted that, “Individuals will have a chance to walk for what really matters: love, nonviolence, peace, right-conduct and truth. Walk for Values USA is not a fundraiser, protest rally, or demonstration. It is a call to instill a human value for daily practice. Human values shape the way we think, speak and feel, and inspire compassion, empathy and friendship.”
The Walk is free and open to people of all ages, regardless of religion or race. “By walking, individuals put values into action. It shows that we can change the world one step at a time,” said Prity Bhatt, regional president of the Sri Saytha Sai Organization.
This year’s Walk will kick off at 10 a.m. from the Sylvan Theater near the Washington Monument grounds. Highlights will include remarks by Audri Scott Williams, founder of the Trail of Dreams World Peace Walk that included visits to 17 countries over a 3 1/2- year period. An author, visionary and activist, Scott-Williams hosts a weekly radio show, Peace Talks. She currently is walking across America as part of the 13 Moon Walk 4 Peace.
Other highlights include a performance by 3 Generationz, an African-Native American theater group dedicated to the preservation of Native American and African song, dance and story- telling. This exciting troupe of exceptional vocal musicians hail from the Choctaw, Cherokee, Creek and Blackfoot tribes.
Bhatt noted that organizations interested in participating may call, or register, by visiting www.walkforvaluesusa.org. People also may call 301 972-3650 or 718 848-6056. Press interested in more details about the walk may call Edith Billups at 323 715-7816, or email email@example.com.
Event: Walk for Values USA –DC
Date: Sunday, September 4, 2011
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Location: Sylvan Theater, Washington Monument grounds
Tel: 301 972-3650 / + 718 848-6056
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com