What: The Louis D. Brown Peace Insti­tute will hold its 11th Annual Mothers’ Walk for Peace, a 3.6 mile walk through the neigh­bor­hoods of Dorch­ester orga­nized to raise funds for pro­grams that sup­port Mass­a­chu­setts fam­i­lies who have lost loved ones due to violence.

Trailing the pro­ces­sion of walkers will be an MBTA bus memo­ri­al­izing chil­dren who were vic­tims of vio­lence in Boston, designed by Thomas Starr, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of graphic design at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. Starr’s bus is cov­ered with quotes from local chil­dren, in tribute to their young friends and family mem­bers whose lives were trag­i­cally cut short.

When: Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13. Reg­is­tra­tion starts at 7:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 8:30 a.m.

Where: Par­tic­i­pants will meet at Field’s Corner in Dorch­ester. The walk route spans from Town­field Park through Codman Square, ending back at Townfield.

For addi­tional infor­ma­tion on the walk, please visit www​.moth​er​swalk​for​peace​.orgor con­tact John Natale at 617–373-2802 or j.​natale@​neu.​edu.

About Thomas Starr’s Memo­rial Bus: Pro­fessor Starr’s mobile work of art, titled “Remem­bering Boston’s Chil­dren 1980–2005,” was unveiled in fall 2006 and made pos­sible by a grant from the National Endow­ment for the Arts. Titan World­wide installed Starr’s design onto the vehicle’s sur­face, uti­lizing space typ­i­cally reserved for adver­tising, which was made avail­able through Titan’s in-​​kind donation.

About the Louis D. Brown Peace Insti­tute: The Louis D. Brown Peace Insti­tute is named after 15-​​year old peace­maker Louis D. Brown, who wor­ried about the effect of vio­lence on his com­mu­nity and dreamed of becoming the first Black Pres­i­dent of the United States. Louis was the victim of a Dorch­ester gang shooting in 1993. The Peace Insti­tute was founded to con­tinue his peace­making legacy. Since 1994, the insti­tute has served a multi-​​level agenda oper­ating as a partner to the Mayor of Boston, the state leg­is­la­tors, the aca­d­emic com­mu­nity, the faith based com­mu­nity, and to other grass­roots organizations.

About North­eastern: Founded in 1898, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is a pri­vate research uni­ver­sity located in the heart of Boston. North­eastern is a leader in inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research, urban engage­ment, and the inte­gra­tion of class­room learning with real-​​world expe­ri­ence. The university’s dis­tinc­tive coop­er­a­tive edu­ca­tion pro­gram, where stu­dents alter­nate semes­ters of full-​​time study with semes­ters of paid work in fields rel­e­vant to their pro­fes­sional inter­ests and major, is one of the largest and most inno­v­a­tive in the world. The Uni­ver­sity offers a com­pre­hen­sive range of under­grad­uate and grad­uate pro­grams leading to degrees through the doc­torate in six under­grad­uate col­leges, eight grad­uate schools, and two part-​​time divi­sions. For more infor­ma­tion, please visit www​.north​eastern​.edu.