Peter De Mott Peace Trot going strong after 10 years running

first_img Tagged: 5K, events, ithaca catholic workers, peace trot, peter de mott Your Arts & Culture news is made possible with support from: Devon Magliozzi “We’d both been involved in anti-war activism our whole lives, yet that’s not who we are completely,” Joyce said. He described De Mott as a devoted father to his four daughters and an enthusiastic runner who took his health seriously. “We don’t do peace work to the exclusion of everything in our lives,” he said.Joyce was one of the friends who approached Grady with the idea of starting a memorial run after De Mott’s sudden death 10 years ago. The event was conceived as a way of honoring all the different facets of De Mott’s life, Joyce said: his love of running and commitment to protecting the environment, his fellowship with neighbors, and the hospitality ministry of the Catholic Workers.Proceeds from the event fund the Peter De Mott Catholic Worker House, the home base from which local members practice the “works of mercy,” including offering hospitality in the form of emergency shelter, food and clothing.Grady emphasized that all are welcome to participate in the Trot, regardless of ability to pay or run. “Whatever you’re able to do, come and join us,” Grady said, echoing the event signs that welcome all to run, trot, walk, mosey, stroll, roll or crawl. “The spirit is a welcoming spirit. I think that’s what he wanted to see in the world, it’s a little slice of that.”The Trot will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 16 at Cass Park and includes both a timed 5k race and a 1-mile fun run. Registration will open on-site at 7:30 a.m. or can be completed online. T-shirts, food and prizes will be given out during the event, and donations are welcome but not required to participate. ITHACA, N.Y. — When more than 200 runners set off for the 10th Annual Peter De Mott Peace Trot this weekend, they’ll be following in the footsteps of someone who’s hard to keep up with. De Mott, who passed away in 2009, was a tireless anti-war activist, runner, husband, father and neighbor throughout his years in Ithaca. The trot is a tribute to his local legacy and a fundraiser for the Ithaca Catholic Workers.Ellen Grady, De Mott’s wife of 25 years, said running was a way for De Mott to maintain his inner peace while working for global peace. De Mott, who served as an air traffic controller during the Vietnam War, carried around guilt for his participation in the military, Grady said.“The rest of his life was dedicated to figuring out how do I disengage from that: how do I live in a way that isn’t about a consumerist lifestyle, how do I live in a way that helps uplift other human beings?” Grady said. Running was his way of staying physically and mentally healthy while continuing to work for peace and justice, she said.Tom Joyce often ran at De Mott’s side. Joyce met De Mott through anti-war actions in the 1980s, when De Mott was part of the Jonah House in Baltimore and moving between courtrooms and jail cells as a participant in Plowshares anti-nuclear actions. By the early 1990s, both had landed in Ithaca with their families, where De Mott was a founding member of the local Catholic Workers group. Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] or 607-391-0328. More by Devon Magliozzilast_img read more

Milan’s Bonucci sent off for nasty elbow

first_imgLeonardo Bonucci Milan defender Bonucci sent off for nasty elbow on Genoa’s Rosi after VAR review Goal Last updated 2 years ago 22:16 10/22/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Leonardo Bonucci Milan Genoa Serie A Getty Images Milan Milan v Genoa Genoa Serie A The defender received his marching orders midway through the first half and is now set to miss the clash against his old club Juventus Milan defender Leonardo Bonucci was sent off after catching Genoa man Aleandro Rosi with a nasty elbow during the 0-0 draw between the two sides on Sunday.Bonucci, 30, received a straight red card after striking Rosi, 30, flush in the face as both players came together during a set play in the first half.The clash was highlighted during a VAR review and Bonucci could now miss between two to three games for the Rossoneri, in what is another blow to their season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Milan 9/1 to win the Europa LeagueShould Bonucci miss at least two matches, the Italian will sit out of Milan’s Serie A clash against Juventus, whom he left in the summer to move to the San Siro, next Saturday.Leonardo Bonucci Milan Genoa Serie AHe is also set to miss his side’s trip to Chievo Verona on Wednesday through suspension.Bonucci was one of a number of high-profile signings made by Milan ahead of the 2017/18 campaign, though Vincenzo Montella’s men have made a stuttering start to the new term.Milan have won and lost four games apiece from their opening eight league fixtures, conceding 13 goals.last_img read more