Making a peaceful statement with Mardi Gras

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The ongoing Peace Summit in Dayton is making a statement about peace with Mardi Gras.

Members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Dayton gathered area students Tuesday evening to promote a non-violent life.

They made Fat Tuesday themed hats and banners at the Peace Museum before marching through downtown.

Organizers say while unusual, Mardis Gras is the perfect opportunity to encourage students to kick of a season of non-violence.

Peace Summit goes to Mardi Gras
Peace Summit goes to Mardi Gras

“It’s like a happy New Year’s party, everybody’s happy. Everyone’s ready to follow with the Lenten season,” said Jackie Colvard, Chairperson, Emerging Young Leaders.

The Celebration of Peace doesn’t end today. Next month, these same students will talk about how they plan to keep the non-violent message alive. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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