Mother Who Founded Peace Institute After Son’s Murder Will Speak in Watertown

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The following information was provided by the event organizers:

Chaplain Clementina M. Chéry, founder of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute established in 1994 following the murder of her 15 year old son, Louis, will be addressing a public forum to be held at the Watertown Middle School, 68 Waverley Ave., on Jan. 17, from 6:30–8:00 p.m.

This forum on reconciliation and restorative justice is free and open to all. The program will also includes a performance by the Watertown Middle School Chorus. The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute sponsors the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace in Boston, an annual event started in 1996 to offer love and support to the mothers of murdered children.

Since the founding of the institute, Chaplain Chéry has undergone a powerful journey of reconciliation and restorative justice, and has provided a beacon of hope for countless families. Her amazing story teaches us all how to approach any conflict, big or small, with love, forgiveness, and commitment to the transformation and healing of all involved.

Chaplain Chéry’s visit to Watertown is made possible by the following organizations: The Kingian Nonviolence Coordinating Committee, Watertown Public Schools, WHS No Place for Hate Club, WMS Undoing Racism Club, Wayside Youth Coalition, World in Watertown, Unity Breakfast Committee, and theWatertown Community Foundation.

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