Charles Carney and Donna Constantineau, his wife, reach the end of the Peace Walk’s 253rd mile with supporters eager to celebrate.—Photo by Jane Stoever

Charles Carney completes 253-Mile Wichita-KC Peace Walk

At the rally concluding the Peace Walk, Mary Hladky poses a question from Howard Zinn: “Have we reached a point in history where we are ready to embrace a new way of living in the world, expanding not our military power, but our humanity?”

"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!”

Peace traveler Charles Carney covers the start of his last mile quietly, with others ahead of him, as he nears the end of his 253-mile walk, the Wichita-to-KC Bob Lavelle Memorial Peace Walk, on Sept. 17.—Photo by Ann Suellentrop

Peace Walk

Once a peace walker decided to journey /    From Wichita to a Kansas City nuclear weapon plant /    Some 253 miles, including the Flint Hills Nature Trail, /    To save the earth and ban nuclear weapons