Jama Ecuador (April 27, 2013)
MARCHA BLANCA POR LA PAZ DE JAMA –
A White March for Peace, planned for 11 a.m. tomorrow, will unite the locals of Jama in standing up and speaking out against crime. Their non-political march will send the message, “Not in our backyard!”
Concerned about several recent robberies in the area, the locals will show their solidarity by wearing white and carrying a token white flag. The march will begin in front of the iglesia by the park at 11 o’clock tomorrow/Sunday.
Last August I witnessed a similar march in Bahia de Caraquez. Seeing the blanket of people dressed in white moved me to tears. The people of Jama hope to have an equally-heartwarming march. Read about Bahia’s march HERE.
May the concept of White for Peace continue to sweep crime back in its place. If crime is escalating in your area, why not organize a Marcha Blanca Por La Paz as well?
(A special thanks to Lesli Flaman for keeping us informed about local events!)