Join Walk for the Missing and Stolen on Oct. 28

A man and a woman place red sand into cracks on the Karl Stirner Arts Trail in Easton, Pennsylvania, as part of the Red Sand Project.

The community is invited to participate in a Walk for the Missing and Stolen on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Karl Stirner Arts Trail (KSAT) trailhead arch behind Don Juan Mex Grill, 300 North 3rd Street, Easton.

Bob Wood, Title IX officer at Gwynedd Mercy University, will lead the walk along the KSAT and into adjacent city neighborhoods. A temporary installation of red dresses hung along the route will symbolize the lost and stolen Indigenous women and children who go unaccounted for every year.

Participants are encouraged to wear red. At the end of the walk, they will extend the permanent installation of the Red Sand Project by filling more cracks with red sand in the paved trail just beyond the trailhead arch. The installation on the KSAT was created in 2020

The event is presented by KSAT and Easton nonprofit PAZA, Tree of Life, which is dedicated to the revival and empowerment of Native American cultures. Also participating will be Lafayette for Reproductive Autonomy, Justice, and Empowerment, a Lafayette College student group.

A map illustration of a walking route in downtown Easton, Pennsylvania, that includes the Karl Stirner Arts Trail