Every month United in Peace takes to the streets spreading a message of unity and peace in our communities. More than simply riding motorcycles and cars in the name of something, the Peace Rides travel into the very heart of our communities to embrace and engage local residents in this popular peace movement. Bikers and lowriders offer the peace materials to one and all—orange United in Peace bracelets, The Way to Happiness booklet, Million Man March pledge (see pages 18-21). At the conclusion of each ride, there is a Festival where everyone is invited out to celebrate with a concert featuring professional acts in hip-hop, R&B and gospel, alongside local talent. This isn’t just entertainment, it’s “edutainment”—educating and entertaining at the same time.
Many of the neighborhoods and parks visited by the Peace Rides aren’t used to outsiders appearing on their streets and that’s the entire point. By dropping exaggerated, false ideas of how we’re different and divided from one another—whether for different neighborhoods, colors, races or religions—we achieve greater unity as a people. Through the unity of the Peace Rides, we take an important first step toward accomplishing peace.