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.
“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.