NIOT Peace March – Nov. 3

The City of Bowling Green and Bowling Green State University will hold a Peace March Nov. 3 as part of Not In Our Town (NIOT), a campaign to stop hate and build safe, inclusive environments.

The march is part of Build Our Best BG Month, which runs all of November.

Everyone is welcome to join BGSU faculty, staff and students; community members; and BSGU and community civic leaders as they show their solidarity and joint commitment to inclusion, diversity and making the campus and city a safe and welcoming place for all.

The march will begin at noon right before the corner of Main and Wooster streets. It will continue east on Wooster to Thurstin then north to the Bowen-Thompson Student Union parking lot, concluding at the Union Oval.

Pledge cards will be available at the union so that attendees can take the NIOT pledge, which says that the signer will provide a safe and inclusive environment for friends and neighbors; commit to end hate and intolerance; not tolerate acts of discrimination; lead and live through example; and take a stand against hateful actions. Attendees can also sign banners in support of the initiative.

The City of Bowling Green and BGSU formally launched the NOIT initiative in April 2013 to affirm their commitment to social justice, equity and inclusion and to embrace and celebrate diversity.