The Walk will now be on Sunday, October 14th from 1:45pm-6pm
How can we get tickets for the walk? You can register here! The walk is free and open to all. There is a suggested donation of $25 for adults and $10 for children, seniors and those of limited income.
I want to financially support the walk! Great! You can support us a few different ways. 1) Give the suggested donation when you reserve your tickets for the walk. 2) Co-sponsor the walk at any level from $250 upwards. Please be in touch with Symi Rom-Rymer, [email protected] for more information on how to co-sponsor.
What organizations donate to the walk? For the most updated list of co-sponsors of the walk, please click here.
What is the Unity Walk? The Unity Walk is a public demonstration of solidarity and unity for all faith groups in the DC metro area. It is a powerful antidote to the ongoing divisiveness we are experiencing in our country today.
When is it? The Unity Walk will be on Sunday, October 14th from 1:45pm-6pm. Check-in/walk-in registration and our resource fair will start at 1:45pm.
Where is it? Check-in, the resource fair, and the opening ceremony will be at Washington Hebrew Congregation (at the corner of Macomb St and Massachusetts Ave, NW) at 1:45pm. The opening ceremony will be from 2:30-3pm. The closing ceremony will be at the Islamic Center from 5:30-6pm.
Can I see a program of the walk? Sure! For an updated program of the walk, click here.
What if we can’t walk the whole time? Walkers are welcome to join at any point during the walk. We will publish the complete route on the website before the walk begins so you can plan on your route accordingly once you arrive.
How many people will be there? We hope to have over 1,000 walkers again this year.
What houses of worship will be on the walk? Annunciation Catholic Church, Community of Christ Church, Embassy Church, Islamic Center of Washington, Sikh Gurdwara, Soka Gakkai- USA, Buddhist Cultural Center, St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, and Washington Hebrew Congregation.
What is the Resource Fair and how can I be a part of it? The Resource Fair is an excellent opportunity to share information about your organization with a diverse cross-section participants from throughout the greater DC area. For more information about pricing and how to reserve a table, please contact us at: [email protected]
Will there be service projects? Yes, there will be at two service projects. The first, at Annunciation Catholic Church, will be preparing Care Kits for Bread for the City. We invite you to bring toiletries with you to the walk to include in the Care Kits. The second will be an environmentally-focused project with the location TBD.
What activities will be happening during the walk? Each house of worship will have their own programming including a demonstration of religious rituals, a tour of the building, an offering of traditional foods, and an introduction to the religion and its practices.
This year, we will also have a Unity Bike in which groups of seven people will have mini-dialogues while sitting on the bike at various locations along the route. Click here to see how the bike works!
How else can I participate? Volunteer! We are looking for volunteers to help throughout the walk. If you would like more information, please email us at: [email protected]
Can my boss/director/religious leader speak during the walk? Unfortunately, no. We keep our opening and closing ceremonies short so that we can focus on the walk and on visiting the houses of worship.
Can my friends and family follow me on the walk? Yes! We encourage you to have an active social media presence throughout the walk. The hashtag for the walk is: #KnowYourNeighbor. Also, please like our Facebook page and share the Unity Walk Facebook event on your wall.
Where is the best place to leave my car? There is ample on street parking along the route of the walk. Please don’t plan to park in the synagogue parking lot as their lot is small.
Is there public transportation close by? The walk is accessible by bus and less so by metro. Here is the link to the WMATA website.
Will there be shuttle buses? Yes, ADAMS is generously donating shuttle buses to take people from the closing ceremony to Washington Hebrew Congregation.