9th Annual Legs Against Arms

Posted by Physicians for Social Responsibility on October 5, 2015

Physicians for Social Responsibility’s 9th Annual Legs Against Arms
Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Arcadia University

As an outgrowth of our commitment to eliminate the public health epidemic of violence in the Philadelphia region, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) is hosting the 9th annual Legs Against Arms 5K Race/Walk/Roll (with a 1mile Walk/Roll option). In addition, the walk will be an educational event with a focus on initiating a change in our social norms, specifically those that celebrate violent behavior. Legs Against Arms IX will encourage youth and adults to come together to strengthen their legs, as they send a clear message opposing violence in all forms, while honoring loved ones lost to gun violence in our community. PSR is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization.

Check out http://www.legsagainstarms.info/

Our partners will provide interactive educational displays to provide participants with the opportunity to learn about the impact of violence in our community as part of a Celebration of PEACE that follows the walk. PSR will highlight Project PEACE (Peaceful Endings through Authorities, Children and Educators)—a program of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office. Project PEACE embraces conflict resolution, peer mediation, anti-bullying and youth court education programs where PSR has served as “midwife” in bringing these programs to the school displays. But peace involves more than children–we are inviting veterans, nurses, educators, doctors, yoga instructors, massage therapists, public health professionals and the families of those struck by violence to share their visions of peace with the larger community. A draft program for the day looks like this:
7:30 a.m. Registration opens on Arcadia campus
9:00 a.m. 5K Race start (when does the walk start?)
9:30 a.m. Celebration of Peace at Arcadia Commons Building Begins—Yoga, massage, exhibits and more open to the public
9:45 a.m. Race Winners Announced
10:15 am Poster contest winners recognized
11:30 a.m. Event Ends

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