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Peace For Prosperity – Support The VPA Peace March & Rally, March 8, 2009, Kingston

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We are seeking your support in organizing a group of your organization’s members to participate in the Peace March and Rally, scheduled for Sunday, March 8th, 2008. The March will begin at 3 pm from three routes (Police Officers Club, Eastern Peace Centre & Cross Roads)

Since 2005, The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) has partnered with PALS (Peace and Love in Society) to strengthen and expand the peace movement in Jamaica through an annual Peace Campaign to promote a message of peace and provide tangible manifestation of the strength of the peace movement across the island.

For the 2009 Peace for Prosperity Campaign, we request that you adopt the peace campaign theme “Peace for Prosperity – Invest in our Children – Invest in Our Future”, and incorporate peace-building activities within your organization’s existing community outreach programmes and events for 2008.

During the week of March 1 – 8, we are asking that your organization spearhead a major focus on peace building among the public so badly affected by violence in the country.

Proposed activities include :

  • Wearing something blue
  • Tying blue ribbons to car antennas
  • Distribution of flyers/ leaflets
  • Participation in a Peace March on Sunday March 8th at 3.00pm.  The march for Kingston will culminate at Stadium Car Park.

A number of community activities will also take place throughout the month of March, including sporting and cultural activities, forums targeting violence prone communities as well as school based activities carried out by PALS and the Citizens Education Programme (CEP).   The calendar of activities is attached.

The annual peace campaign brings together all agencies and stakeholders to provide a tangible manifestation of the strength of the peace movement.  It is also a time for all organizations to bridge the divide and work together for one common cause. 

We hope that your organization will be able to participate and support especially through the provision of educational material for distribution. The planning committee meets at 13 Gibraltar Way on Fridays at 10 am and we welcome the attendance of your representative at these meetings to ensure this campaign’s success. Please contact Jaevion Nelson at 702 2079 or email jaevion.nelson ATT gmailDAT.com or Julia Manderson 702 2079 for further information and/or to discuss your involvement.


Following Peace Day on March 3, there will be a major march for peace in Kingston on Sunday March 8th in which communities, civic groups, churches, business entities and the general public are invited to participate.

The routes for the march are as follows:

  1. Police Officers Club →  Trafalgar Road →  Lady Musgrave road →  Fairway →  Stanton Terrace →  Herb McKinley Drive →  Stadium Car Park
  2. Eastern Peace Centre on 121 Windward Road → ( coming from Bellevue Hospital) → Up Mountain View along Arthur Wint Drive→Stadium Car Park
  3. Cross Roads → Caledonia Road → Tom Redcam → Stadium Car Park

The march will end at the Stadium Car Park and parking will be available at the Police Officer’s Club. 

List of Community Based Activities for
‘Peace for Prosperity’ 2009 Peace Campaign Activities
List of Activities Date Venue Time
Duhaney Park 5 Year Peace

Anniversary March and Concert

January 29   2pm
Peace Management Initiative (PMI)

7TH Anniversary

Peace Facilitators Luncheon

PMI: 387-1879 & 564-1722

January 30 Hilton Kingston Hotel 12pm
Central and East Kingston ‘Peace for Prosperity’

Under 17 Football Competition

PMI: 387-1879 & 564-1722

February 8 – March 8 Excelsior Community College Sundays

10am – 4pm

‘Peace for Prosperity’

Allman Town Community

Peace Festival and Concert

PMI: 387-1879 & 564-1722

February 14 & 24 John Street and Wild Street  10am
‘Peace for Prosperity’ Community Netball Rally

PMI: 387-1879 & 564-1722

February 8 – March 8 National Stadium 10am – 4pm
Greenwich Town and Rose Town ‘Peace for Prosperity’ Food Festival and Fun Day

PMI: 387-1879 & 564-1722

February 24, 2009 Greenwich Town Play Field  10am
‘Peace for Prosperity’ Community and Entertainers Forum 

Roots FM Community Outreach Day

PMI: 387-1879 & 564-1722

March 6 

March 21

Hilton Kingston 

Roots FM and Selected Communities


10am – 5pm

Greenwich Town & Rose Town ‘Peace for Prosperity’ Young Men’s Leadership and Lifestyle



March 22 Rose Town Community   Centre 6pm
‘Peace for Prosperity’ Launching of

‘No To Child Murderers Community Campaign’ 


March 24 Eastern Peace Centre 10am
Trench Town Festival

Nyabingi Night

Dancehall Night

International Night

Ph: 791-7714/858-0897

[email protected]

February 4 – 6th Trench Town Culture Yard & Vin Lawrence Park 9pm
PALS Activities

Church Service

967-3795/6 or 922-3400-9 Fax: 922-6413

[email protected]

March 1 TBA TBA
Women’s Media Watch Jamaica 
Training of Trainers 
926-0882/0862 Fax: 929-7079 

Theme: “Preventing Sexual Violence”

February 19 Alhambra Inn 8:30 – 1 PM
Community Policing

Launch of Learning for Life Centre

February 12 Hannah Town Police Station  

“Peace Now- Nuh Linga“

March 3


Emancipation Park (TBC)  
Dispute Resolution Foundation & Orlando King

Healing Circle for Violence Victims

Ph: 906-4435

March 3


5 Camp Road 10:00 AM
VPA Peace for Prosperity March & Rally

Telephone: 702 2079


March 8 3 Routes leading to Stadium Car Park 3 PM

Telethon – CVM

March 8 CPTC 1 – 5 PM
Start A New Initiative

Ph: 887-0785

February 6 –

March 31

Feb 18 – Haile Selassie

Feb 24 – Edith Dalton James

Mar 25 – Clan Carthy

Mar 3 – Donald Quarrie

Mar 4th –

Mar 10 – Kingston High

Mar 11 – Trench Town  

Mar 18 – Vauxhall

Mar 15 – Denham Town

Mar 31 – St James High

No Joke Entertainment

Ph: 848-4120

Feb 6 – 28 Schools Tour – various artistes  

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