On September 24th, I participated in the International Day of Peace Walk by accident. I was attending the Turkish festival that weekend and had arrivedĀ at exactly 10am that morning for the food and the festivities. Halfway through a meat kebab and entering into a food coma, a large swarm of people began to develop. It appeared as though they were preparing for a rally but upon closer inspection, I realized that it was a walk celebrating International Day of Peace. My friends urged me to go walk with them and I did so willingly. Though it was a short thirty minute walk, I made some great connections with some great individuals who were passionate to learn about my culture as I did theirs. The experience was eye-opening and really educational all in all. Despite being an accident, participating in the walk was such an honoring and humble activity to experience.

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