Since September 2020, Kansas City has seen a unified effort to enhance community safety and reduce violence through peace and unity initiatives. On March 26, 2022, the city witnessed the sixth Kansas City United in Peace Ride and Rally, a significant event symbolizing this commitment.
The rally saw an impressive turnout of 160 vehicles, including cars, motorcycles, and trucks, assembling at Spring Valley Park. This diverse gathering showcased a cross-section of the community united under the banner of peace. Participants of varied ethnicities and religions joined the ride, waving United in Peace flags as they traversed East KC streets. The event concluded with a rally at the park, featuring speakers and entertainment that emphasized community strength and safety.
This annual event, free and open to all, demonstrates the community’s shared goal of fostering peace and happiness in Kansas City. Volunteers and supporters emphasize the importance of community outreach and support to achieve these aims. The United in Peace Foundation, drawing inspiration from L. Ron Hubbard’s “The Way to Happiness,” plays a pivotal role in guiding these efforts.
This year’s ride was notable for its record attendance and the introduction of a new MC, a pastor and local activist, who elevated the event’s impact with his music and message. The rally also welcomed new participants like Mothers United, supporting families of homicide victims, and saw engagement from local organizations like the KCFD.
For those interested in the next United in Peace Ride in Kansas City, updates and information can be found on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/UnitedinPeaceKC.
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