Origin of Mother’s Day – Did You Know it was about Peace?

In the United States, social activist Julia Ward Howe inspired the earliest Mother’s Day observance after the American Civil War. Howe, who wrote the words to the Battle Hymn of the Republic, was horrified by the carnage of the Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War. So, in 1870, she began a one-woman peace crusade and made an impassioned “appeal to womanhood” to rise against war. It was due to her efforts that in 1873, women in 18 cities in America held a Mother’s Day for Peace gathering.

On Sunday, May 12, members of the FUUSN community will walk in solidarity with families from across the state and region in the 23rd Mother’s Day Walk for Peace. We walk to demand dignity and compassion for families impacted by violence and the right to safety and peace in every neighborhood regardless of zip code.

Want to join us? Register for the FUUSN team by clicking here: https://lbdpeace.z2systems.com/FUUSN. (choose FUUSN on drop down menu)

The Mother’s Day Walk is an essential fundraiser and vital to supporting the Peace Institute’s (PI) work with survivors. There will be a Special Collection to benefit the PI this Sunday, April 14 at FUUSN. Checks may be made payable to the LouisB. Brown Peace Institute.Thank you for your generosity!