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For the last three years, Newton resident Josie Greene has led a team in the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute’s Mother’s Day Walk For Peace in Dorchester to support families impacted by violence. This Friday, March 15, her family is hosting a party at Mt. Ida College in Newton to celebrate the Peace Institute and introduce two other organizations supporting youth.

The evening starts at 7PM with live music by the Diver City band of  Zumix, an East Boston non-profit empowering youth through music.  Visions, in Roxbury, will showcase its Legacy Project to develop youth leaders.  Tina Chery, who founded the Peace Institute after losing her 14-year-old son to gun violence, will speak.  Starting at 9PM, it’s a DJ and dancing.  The event is free.  Donations for the Peace Institute will be accepted.  Call 617-513-2814 to RSVP and get details on the location.