About the march
The MLK Children’s March for Peace is organized by the State of Connecticut’s Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) and aims to inspire unity and peace by elevating the voices of our youth. We celebrate the power of children to make a difference and unite us in love as we march through the streets of Cheshire. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Cheshire, CT is proud to co-sponsor this wonderful and inspiring event.
In 2021 we held a small bell-ringing ceremony to raise the voices of children and hear their voices as they spoke about their hopes for peace and unity, and what Martin Luther King, Jr. Day means to them.
In 2022 we were honored to work with St. Peter’s parishioner Cheryl Sharp, attorney and Deputy Director at the State of Connecticut’s Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO), to organize a march. Despite the cold and threat of a storm, the event brought many people from the community and beyond to march for peace and unity. They rang bells as they walked and paused at several landmarks to learn more about the history of slavery in our town and to inspire us to build a more equitable future.
This year we want to make this event even bigger, bringing more folks from town and beyond to celebrate the life and teachings of Dr. King, focusing on our children as the catalysts to realize his vision of inclusion, nonviolence, and respecting the rights of each and every one of us. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to participate in this event that celebrates the true spirit of this special day.
Making it a day of service
In honor of Dr. King’s mission, we’d also like to make this a day of service. Please bring a non-perishable food item. Donations will be split between Cheshire Community Food Pantry and Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministry’s food pantry.