"Ultimately, we will not reach a nuclear-free world alone, we will do it as an ever-expanding community of love," Charles Carney said. "Will we let greed destroy our children's future? NO!"--Photos by Kriss Avery

Charles Carney speaks at Peace Walk Finale Rally  

While on the Flint Hills Nature Trail, I realized how deeply our radical interconnectedness with plants, trees, animals, bugs, deer and wolves, and with other humans, renders any act of violence toward each other or the Earth utterly ludicrous. We will not go quietly into the deep dark destruction of nuclear madness!

Supporters gather before walking with Charles Carney on the last of his 253 miles in his Wichita-to-KC Bob Lavelle Memorial Peace Walk.--Photos by Kriss Avery

Peace Walk Finale Rally Slideshow

This slide show, by Kriss Avery, gives an amalgam of the Finale Rally for the 253-mile Wichita-to-KC Bob Lavelle Memorial Peace Walk. Dreamed up and done by Charles Carney, the walk began Aug. 10 and concluded Sept. 17.

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Charles Carney mentions “no trespassing” and reflects on trespassing on his own comfort. Photo by Jane Stoever

Videos from Finale Rally for Carney’s Peace Walk

On Sept. 17, Charles Carney reflected on his 253-mile walk from Wichita to Kansas City, Mo.—a walk to save the Earth and free us from nuclear weapons. To 25 persons at the Finale Rally for the Peace Walk, he insisted, “We will not go quietly into the deep dark destruction of nuclear madness!”

A sign in search of a walker. “Drivers love to be told to honk!” says Charles Carney.—Photo by Jane Stoever

Last day to join Peace Walk, 9/17; top it off with finale rally

Charles Carney, by 4 pm Friday, Sept. 17, plans to complete his 253-mile Peace Walk. A rally is in order. Come to the 4 pm rally, and before that, walk some of the final miles (or just 1 mile) with Charles.

Friday’s walk-with-Charles schedule is below. But first, info about the rally (a party). It will be at 4 pm that day, when Charles makes it to the entry to the KC National Security Campus (NSC), where parts are made for nuclear weapons.

Charles Carney, left, laughs at Henry Stoever, who’s asking whether Charles might put on roller skates and ride tied to the back of a car for his last 60 Peace Walk miles. They were joshing outside El Mezcal restaurant in Ottawa, KS, Sept. 9, before walking 3 miles toward Pleasant Grove.—Photo by Jane Stoever

Charles Carney, on Peace Walk 9/9, plans to arrive in KC MO 9/17

 On Aug. 10, Charles began walking 5-6 miles a day. Now he has only 60 miles left to make it to his destination: the National Security Campus (NSC), where nuclear weapon parts are made, at 14510 Botts Rd., KC MO. All are invited to join the last days of his trek or meet us at 3 pm at NSC.

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