World Day of Remembrance will be observed Sunday, November 17, 2019 in Washington, DC and in communities around the world. The day honors those whose lives have been forever changed by traffic violence and remember those we have lost.
Families, survivors, loved ones, and allies will gather at 3:45pm at DC’s Chinatown Park (6th & I NW). We will travel together to the John A. Wilson Building downtown (14th & Pennsylvania NW) for a brief ceremony beginning at 5pm. We invite you to join the procession on foot or by wheels, or to arrive directly at the Wilson Building. Click here for the Facebook event.
Sermons for Safe Streets
If you’re a member of a faith community, we encourage you to reach out to your clergy about World Day of Remembrance. Clergy across DC will use their pulpit that weekend to memorialize those who have been killed by traffic violence. Our hope is that clergy from all faiths across the District will remind their communities that it is up to each and every one of us to ensure no one else dies in traffic, that we are all responsible for each other and must slow down, pay attention and support solutions to save lives. Interested clergy should e-mail Jonathan Stafford for additional information.
Other World Day of Remembrance events in the region
On the same day, members of Alexandria Families for Safe Streets are holding a silent walk in the Arlandria section of Alexandria, VA. Click here for more details.