Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Walk for Understanding and Tolerance Scheduled

My pal Elizabeth Parsons (right) and some of her brethren and sistren are putting together something called a BridgeWalk initiative, sponsored by S.T.A.R. (Spirit of Arts and Tolerance in the Region), Sunday, March 28, at 3 p.m.

Elizabeth says, “It's an interdenominational, inter-faith walk, starting at the O. Winston Link Museum, that crosses bridges and railroad tracks--once the divisive symbols between black and white in Roanoke. The significance is that through this shared experience, we can transform these symbols into ones of commUNITY and common purpose. I think it is a beautiful idea for an event and expresses well what S.T.A.R. is all about.”

There will be an organizing session leading up to the walk Monday, Feb. 15, 5:30 p.m. at Kirk Avenue Music Hall. Everybody is invited to the walk and the planning session.

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