Sunday, February 7, 2016

Spinning Another Plate: Races for Peace

It’s been a while since I posted.  Like everyone that’s in product management, my day job is hectic, fun and bat crap crazy.  Being a professional plate spinner, I elected to add another plate to spin.  I’m helping a friend start up a new non-profit, Races for Peace.

A couple of months ago, my childhood friend put out a call to action out on Facebook.  She was spurred by the events on Charleston in June 2015 where nine innocent worshippers were killed at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church.  This seemed to be just the latest in the string of violence in America brought on by hate.  Rather than get angry and then put it behind her, she decided to do something about it.  This is where she came up with the idea of Races for Peace. 

It’s the counter message to the teachings of hate in this country.   It provides opportunities to come together in community race events to demonstrate our collective desire for peace. It raises funds to support programs and services that promote peace, teach tolerance, and assist victims of violence and hate crimes. It is a way for you and I and everyone to do something more than mourn.

She inspired me to do something about it and help.  I’m Treasurer of Races for Peace and leading a 5K in Atlanta.

We need your help! Please read our President & Founder’s complete message at our site.