Peace week 2020 ends on Notes of Determination and optimism

A sincere “thank you” to all the community organizations who overcame tremendous obstacles to share their visions of peace with their fellow Delawareans during Peace Week 2020. This year’s events were notable for bringing us beyond geographical boundaries to every corner of the place that we call home through the magic of video conferencing. Thank you for attending and for your support in making peace an every-day goal.

These are the 68 organizations who collaborated to plan and offer events–thank you for your creativity and generosity.

Academy for PeaceNew Castle Libraries
Alternatives to Violence ProjectNewark NAACP
Anti-defamation LeagueNon-Violent Wilmington
Arise Church at Peninsula McCabe UMCPacem in Terris
Awakened Hearts Spiritual Center(2)Peace Week Sussex
Bethel AME ChurchPeople to People-Delaware Chapter
Building People PowerProgressive Health of Delaware
Center for Spiritual Living DelawarePTK Delaware (Parents of Trans and Gender Expansive Kids)
Baha’i Faith Community in HockessinRehboth Beach Film
Church of the Holy CityRestoring Central Dover
Congregation Beth EmethResurrection Roman Catholic Catholic Church
Congregation Beth ShalomRt. 9 Library and Innovation
Delaware City LibraryS.U.N. (Safe United Neigborhoods)
Delaware Coalition against Gun ViolenceSeaside Jewish Community
Delaware Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim CrowSigrid Olsen Design
Delaware HospiceSouthern DE Alliance for Racial Justice
Delaware Interfaith Power and LightSt. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church
Delaware Transformative JusticeSt. Philips Lutheran Church
Dover Public LibrarySt. Stephen’s Lutheran Church
Epworth United Methodist Church Students Demand Action
Hanover Presbyterian ChurchThe Bryan Allen Stevenson School of Excellence
Hockessin Friends MeetingThe Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew
Interdenomination Ministers Action CouncilUnitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
Islamic Society of DelawareUnitarian Universalist of Southern (3)
Knights of St. Peter Klaver and Ladies AuxiliaryWestminster Prebyterian
Laural Branch LibraryWilmington Police Department
Kirkwood LibraryWilmington University – Center for Prevention Science
March for Our LivesWilmington Wellness Day- New Way/Wilmington Health Planning Council
Mental Health Association in DelawareWoodlawn Library 
Moms Demand ActionStop The Violence Coalition Inc.
National Alliance on Mental Iilness (NAMI)-Delaware(4)WVUD FM 91.3 FM
New Ark United Church of ChristYWCA of Delaware
New Castle County Library-Kirkwood LibraryZen Group of the UU Fellowship of Newark

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Did you attend a Peace Week event that spoke to you? Express your gratitude by making a contribution.  We are an all-volunteer non-profit organization. No contribution is too small.

http://www.peaceweekdelaware.org/support/

An Historic Peace Week for an historic 2020

Join us in Building Peace in our Community

Our event organizers have done their work and have taken their leap of faith that Delawareans will stand up for peace even if our gatherings need to be virtual.  It is up to you now to make these events come alive by your attendance. Hope for justice and compassion for pain can and will find its expression even during this historic time.  The list of events follows below.  Each event listing is a live link that will take you to more information about the event.  Forty-five of these events are virtual and require advance registration.

Please keep in mind:

  • For virtual events, that you must register at least 48 hours before the start of the event.
  • Event links (Meeting ID# and/or Passcodes and/or One-click Links) will be emailed to registrants 24 hours prior to the event; these are unique links that should not be shared or posted.
  • Plan to “arrive” at your event 15 minutes early; all events will have a waiting room and only registrants will be admitted to the event.
  • Your email address will be retained by the host organization and by PWD for internal use.

September 19, 2020

Listen to My Art: A Visionary Peace Virtual Art Exhibition – 09/19/2020 – 10/11/2020 at All Day at Virtual Event,
Visionary Peace Youth Art Exhibition – 09/19/2020 – 10/11/2020 at All Day at Virtual Event,

October 2, 2020

Discussing Non-Violent Wilmington with Jeffrey Lott – 10/02/2020 at 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Virtual Event,

October 3, 2020

“John Lewis: Good Trouble” film screening – 10/03/2020 – 10/10/2020 at All Day at Virtual Event,
Generations for Racial Justice: A Call for Photographs – 10/03/2020 – 10/11/2020 at All Day at Virtual Event,
Racial Justice Healing Circle – 10/03/2020 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at Virtual Event,
UUSD Cares Drive Through Collection for the Homeless – 10/03/2020 at 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm at UUs of Southern DE,
Pathways to Peace: Opening Ourselves to Uncomfortable Conversations about Race – 10/03/2020 at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Virtual Event,

October 4, 2020

YWCA Dialogue to Action-Conversation Series: Sussex – 10/04/2020 – 11/11/2020 at All Day at Virtual Event,
Sharon Katz & The Peace Train Performs – 10/04/2020 at 10:30 am – 11:45 am at Virtual Event,
Peace Week Conversation with Matt Meyer and Kim Tull – 10/04/2020 at 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at Virtual Event,
Creating Peaceful Community Through the Arts – 10/04/2020 at 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm at Center for the Creative Art,
Knights of St. Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary Peace Service – 10/04/2020 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm at Virtual Event,
Peace of Mind, Know Justice, Know Peace – 10/04/2020 at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm at Academy for Peace,
Help From the Heart Collection – 10/04/2020 at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Epworth United Methodist Church,
Spirit to Action: Nonviolence Workshop – 10/04/2020 at 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Virtual Event,

October 5, 2020

Peace Week Grab & Go Kit – 10/05/2020 – 10/10/2020 at All Day at Kirkwood Library-NCC,
Yoga Shalom – 10/05/2020 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at Virtual Event,
A Climate of Peace – 10/05/2020 at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at Virtual Event,
Belief as it Relates to Action for Peace – 10/05/2020 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Virtual Event,
Housing Insecurity in Delaware – 10/05/2020 at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Virtual Event,
Virtual Finger Labyrinth Walk – 10/05/2020 at 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Virtual Event,

October 6, 2020

Help from the Heart Collection – 10/06/2020 at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Epworth United Methodist Church,
Belle Canto’s Fine Tuning:”Classical Peace Pieces” – 10/06/2020 at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm at On air, 91.3 FM and www.wvud.org,
Mental Health Association in Delaware: Information & Resources – 10/06/2020 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Virtual Event,
Transforming Psychological Trauma into Peaceful Resilience – 10/06/2020 at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Virtual Event,
Peace Week Book Talk: Well-Read Black Girl by Glory Edim – 10/06/2020 at 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Virtual Event,
Health Challenge Delaware – 10/06/2020 – 10/27/2020 at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at Virtual Event,
Meet the Author: Paul Butler, Chokehold – 10/06/2020 at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Virtual Event,
Hope and Resilience in Times of Toxic Stress – 10/06/2020 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Virtual Event,
Stand Up for Justice: Tools for Confronting Bias – 10/06/2020 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Virtual Event,
What Showing up for Peace can Look Like – 10/06/2020 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Virtual Event,

October 7, 2020

Java Time Peace Jam – 10/07/2020 at 7:00 am – 8:30 am at On air, 91.3 FM and www.wvud.org,
Ask a Police Officer – 10/07/2020 at 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Virtual Event,
Hour of Power Interfaith Prayer Service – 10/07/2020 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm at Virtual Event,
Staying Calm Amid Chaos – 10/07/2020 at 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm at Virtual Event,
“Forgiveness In The Time of Corona – Alternatives to Violence Project” – 10/07/2020 at 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Virtual Event,
Mental Health in the LGBTQ+ Youth Community – 10/07/2020 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Virtual Event,
Online for Meditation for Peace – 10/07/2020 at 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Virtual Event,
Building a Race Equity Culture to Eradicate Health Inequalities – 10/07/2020 at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Virtual Event,
Get Your Ducks in a Row – 10/07/2020 at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Virtual Event,
Sisters Promoting Peace – 10/07/2020 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Virtual Event,

October 8, 2020

Help from the Heart Collection – 10/08/2020 at 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Epworth United Methodist Church,
School,Peace and Our Future – 10/08/2020 at 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm at Virtual Event,
Unconscious Bias with the YWCA – 10/08/2020 at 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm at Virtual Event,
The Golden Rule – The Practice of Peace: A Virtual Interfaith Conversation – 10/08/2020 at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Virtual Event,
From Emergency to Emergence – 10/08/2020 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Virtual Event,
Mental Health & Peer Support – 10/08/2020 at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Virtual Event,

October 9, 2020

Seniors and Mental Wellness – 10/09/2020 at 10:00 am – 11:30 am at Virtual Event,
Food and Coat Giveaway and Celebrating S.U.N. 8th Anniversary – 10/09/2020 at 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm at S. U. N. PARK,
Shabbat Service with Guest Speaker Jeffrey Lott from Nonviolent Wilmington – 10/09/2020 at 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm at Virtual Event,

October 10, 2020

Dignity for Our Trans Youth – 10/10/2020 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm at Virtual Event,
Joining Our Hands for Peace – 10/10/2020 at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Arise Church at Peninsula McCabe UMC,
Families Confront Racism (with help from Big Bird) – 10/10/2020 at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Central Middle School, CANCELLED
Working for Women’s Rights: Then & Now – 10/10/2020 at 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm at Virtual Event,
Peace Intentioned Journaling – 10/10/2020 at 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm at Virtual Event,
Discussion of “John Lewis; Good Trouble” – 10/10/2020 at 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Virtual Event,

October 11, 2020

Bob Sima and Shannon Plummer – 10/11/2020 at 10:30 am – 11:45 am at Virtual Event,
Islam and Racial Equality – An Interfaith Dialogue – 10/11/2020 at 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm at Virtual Event,
Peace March and Rally – 10/11/2020 at 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm at The Circle,
Interfaith Book Discussion – 10/11/2020 at 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Virtual Event,
Discussion of “John Lewis; Good Trouble”: Teen edition – 10/11/2020 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Virtual Event,

Please use our complete listing of events including registration links at

http://www.peaceweekdelaware.org/2020-events

OR

Use the “hover” feature on our calendar

at http://www.peaceweekdelaware.org/calendar/

 

Peace Week Delaware,2020: The Year of the Pandemic

Responding to the Challenge

We continue to profess our mission to promote nonviolence by building a community whose members value equity and justice while demonstrating compassion. Our challenge has become more immediate as our community suffers the pain and trauma of the health and economic uncertainties of the pandemic. Peace Week Delaware event organizers are already planning events that will heal us and propel us forward. With sensitivity, creativity, and courage, they will summon us all to action by educating, inspiring and, where need be, deconstructing.

Event Organizers: Time to Register your Event

It’s that time again, Event Organizers. This year’s deadline is August 15th. Reach out to us at info@peaceweekdelaware.org if you have questions or need help. Have you found another organization to collaborate with this year? We can help with that, too!

Register to Host an Event Today

Events and the Pandemic

We’re all aware that COVID-19 has caused incredible disruption to our lives, and in almost every way imaginable. To maintain our current vigilance, but to continue promoting peace throughout our state, we want to encourage all of our organizers to consider how they might deliver their event virtually, or in a socially-distanced manner. We’re not sure what October will bring, but we want everyone’s hard work to be honored with the attendance they deserve. Our Steering Committee will work with our organizers to develop virtual/digital/socially distanced adaptations for their events whenever possible.

EVENT Development WORKSHOPS

We think it’s important to join together (as best we can) to continue working towards peace. Please join us for one of our upcoming opportunities. RSVP by emailing us at info@peaceweekdelaware.org.

Virtual Event Development Workshops

Monday, April 13 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 21 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m
Wednesday, April 29 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Please join us for one of these virtual offerings as we discuss your ideas for Peace Week. During these workshops we will…

  • Take a guided tour of this website
  • Discuss best practices of event planning
  • Have plenty of time for questions & collaboration
  • Win a Zoom “door” prize of your choice!
    1. Walk-through help from Andre in registering your event
    2. Step-by-step help from Kim in constructing a flyer to publicize your event
    3. Help from Gordon to put together an e-blast for your event
    4. Delivery (instead of picking up) your marketing materials

To attend please RSVP by emailing us at info@peaceweekdelaware.org to tell us which session you want to join. We will use the video-conferencing app Zoom, and will send you a meeting invitation in order for you to participate. Zoom is very easy to use with an internet browser, and you can even join using your phone.

Dates for Peace Week Delaware 2020 Announced

Steering Committee Chair, Kim Tull, announces that Peace Week Delaware is moving to October:

Saturday, October 3 to Sunday, October 11

The shift in dates will avoid overlap with Jewish High Holy Days and will allow more time to market events and to draw bigger crowds. The deadline for registration of events will remain July 1. So get those creative juices flowing and start planning your event now! Find help in getting started at:

http://www.peaceweekdelaware.org/create-event/getting-started/

Peace Week Delaware Guestbartender Event

Peace Week Delaware invites you to join us and our guest bartenders for an evening of drinks, fun, and friendly rivalry in supporting Peace Week Delaware.

We hope to see you at:

Brandywine Brewing Company Tavern and Grill
in Greenville
from 6:00- 9:00
on Sunday, Dec. 9.


If you cannot join us, tip (donate) your
favorite bartender here:
https://www.bbctavernandgrill.com/event/peace-week-delaware/

https://www.facebook.com/events/2342874195822046/

Peace Week 2019: An unbridled Success

Nine Days

Three Counties

One Delaware

Peace Week Delaware 2019 was a huge success thanks to our creative and generous event organizers; they  planned  well over one-hundred events for our collective benefit.  The attendance numbers are yet to be tabulated but we do not need statistics to feel an unbridled enthusiasm and positive energy, an energy that can be harnessed to dismantle barriers to peace. Thank you from all of us on the Steering committee; we have felt the tremendous good will of the people of Delaware.

Enjoy the Final days of Peace week 2019 Events

Grow your vision of peace by attending some of these events

These are live links that will take you to the event page with all the details, maps, event description and contact information.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Sunday, September 29, 2019

SHOW ME A LISTING OF ALL EVENTS

http://www.peaceweekdelaware.org/detailed-listing-2019/

Offset the Mid-week blues with 44 events over 3 Days

Grow your vision of peace by attending some of these events

These are live links that will take you to the event page with all the details, maps, event description and contact information.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Thursday, September 26, 2019

SHOW ME A LISTING OF ALL EVENTS

http:// www.peaceweekdelaware.org/detailed-listing-2019/

Plan your Weekend Ahead

Twenty-eight events offered on Opening Weekend: Something for everyone

Pledge to grow your vision of peace.

September 21, 2019

September 22, 2019

September 23, 2019

Show me ALL the events.

http://www.peaceweekdelaware.org/detailed-listing-2019