Beat the mid-week blues with these Peace Week Events

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

JavaTime Peace Jam at WVUD
– 09/19/2018 at 7:00 am – 7:30 am
Coffee with the Newark Police at Newark Free Library
– 09/19/2018 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hour of Power Interfaith Prayer Service at Bethel AME Church
– 09/19/2018 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Let’s Talk! Courageous Conversations to Combat Discrimination & Hate at Carvel Building
– 09/19/2018 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
River Sing at Partnership for the Delaware Estuary
– 09/19/2018 at 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Pinwheels for Peace at Delaware City Library
– 09/19/2018 at 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
On Art Conversations with Margaret Winslow at The Delaware Contemporary
– 09/19/2018 at 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Film Screening: “The Sultan and the Saint” at St. Francis Hospital
– 09/19/2018 at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Peace Meditation at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
– 09/19/2018 at 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Story Sharing: Immigration Before Us at Wesley United Methodist Church – Grace Fellowship Hall
– 09/19/2018 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Drum Circle and Singing Bowls Concert at Buzz Ware Village Center
– 09/19/2018 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
SAGE Presents LGBT Inclusion at Woodlawn Library
– 09/19/2018 at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
A DREAM DEFERRED: ISSUES AND ANSWERS, THE EVENTS SURROUNDING THE 1968 WILMINGTON RIOTS at New Castle Public Library
– 09/19/2018 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Peace Week Book Discussion at Bear Library
– 09/19/2018 at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Safe Environments: Anti Bullying with Brandywine Zoo at Wilmington Library
– 09/20/2018 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Peace through Understanding: Kent County at Delaware State University
– 09/20/2018 at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Let’s Talk! Courageous Conversations to Combat Discrimination & Hate at Carvel Building
– 09/20/2018 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Pizza with the Wilmington Police at Woodlawn Library
– 09/20/2018 at 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Alternatives to Violence Project at Lewes Public Library
– 09/20/2018 at 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Delaware Advancing Fair Trade and Fair Treatment Throughout the World at Ten Thousand Villages
– 09/20/2018 at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Wilmington Peacekeepers BBQ at William Judy Johnson Memorial Park
– 09/20/2018 at 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Advance Care Planning at Delaware Hospice Center
– 09/20/2018 at 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Alternatives to Violence Project at Wilmington Friends Meetinghouse
– 09/20/2018 at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Dolores Huerta: Social Justice Icon at Wesley College – Room CC206
– 09/20/2018 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
When a Girl Stays in School, Lives Are Changed at Resurrection Parish
– 09/20/2018 at 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm

Friday, September 21, 2018;
International Peace Day

Celebrating a Decade of Friendly Persuasion at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at University of Delaware(OLLI)
– 09/21/2018 at 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
Visit Friday Prayer Service at the Muslim Center of Wilmington at Muslim Center of Wilmington
– 09/21/2018 at 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
BBQ to Celebrate the S.U.N. 5th Anniversary at Praying Ground Community Church
– 09/21/2018 at 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Six Principles of Non-Violence at Academy for Peace
– 09/21/2018 at 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Coffee for Peace at St. Stephen’s Lutheran
– 09/21/2018 at 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Silent Worship for Peace at Camden Friends Meeting
– 09/21/2018 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Plan your weekend.  A full listing of this weeks’s events can be found at http://www.peaceweekdelaware.org/2018-events/

Monday and Tuesday Peace Week Events-Something for Everyone

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Origami Peace Cranes at Hockessin Public Library
– 09/17/2018 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Poverty, Race, and Public Education in Delaware at Newark United Methodist Church
– 09/17/2018 at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Your Mind Matters: Mental Health Resources at Wilmington Library
– 09/17/2018 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ending the Silence: A discussion on Mental Illness at University of Delaware STAR Atrium
– 09/17/2018 at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Peace-building Traditions at Elsmere Library
– 09/17/2018 at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Pursuing Peace with the Mayor’s Office at Wilmington Library
– 09/17/2018 at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Sarah McBride and the Fight for Transgender Equality at First Unitarian Church of Wilmington
– 09/17/2018 at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Get Up, Stand Up: Being a Courageous Bystander at Perkins Student Center, Ewing Room
– 09/17/2018 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Video Montage: Peace Week at Route 9 Library and Innovation Center
– 09/17/2018 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Promoting Your Inner Peace and Well-Being at University of Delaware STAR Atrium
– 09/18/2018 at 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Peace Week Story Time at Brandywine at Brandywine Hundred Library
– 09/18/2018 at 10:15 am – 12:00 pm
Meet and Greet with Connecting Generations at Community Service Building
– 09/18/2018 at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Peace Week Story Time at Woodlawn at Woodlawn Library
– 09/18/2018 at 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Peace Week Green Screen Op at Brandywine Hundred Library
– 09/18/2018 at 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A Peaceful Foundation at Zion Early Education Center
– 09/18/2018 at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Film Screening: “Zootopia” at Wilmington Library
– 09/18/2018 at 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Words of Peace: A Teen Poetry Workshop at Appoquinimink Community Library
– 09/18/2018 at 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
SsAM Drum Circle at The Rock Lot
– 09/18/2018 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
STRAWS documentary at Route 9 Library and Innovation Center
– 09/18/2018 at 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
We Stand with Parkland at Brandywine Hundred Library
– 09/18/2018 at 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dialogues for Change Across Racial Lines at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
– 09/18/2018 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Film screening: “Happy” at Buzz Ware Village Center
– 09/18/2018 at 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Why should Peacemakers be concerned about Palestine/Israel? at Westminster Presbyterian Church
– 09/18/2018 at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Plan ahead for the reat of the week. Detailed listings of all events are located at www. peaceweekdelaware.org/2018-events/

Peace Week offers twenty-five events on opening weekend.

These are live links; select to get more information about the event.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Coloring for Peace at Claymont Library
– 09/15/2018 – 09/23/2018 at All Day
Drawing on Peace at Elsmere Library
– 09/15/2018 – 09/22/2018 at All Day
Peace It Together at Elsmere Library
– 09/15/2018 – 09/22/2018 at All Day
The Race Card at Woodlawn Library
– 09/15/2018 – 09/23/2018 at All Day
Peace Chant at Krishna Village
– 09/15/2018 at 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Folk Art and Culture at Claymont Library
– 09/15/2018 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wilmington Wellness Day – Healthy People – Healthy Communitiesat Herman M. Holloway Sr. Park
– 09/15/2018 at 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Panel:The Alternatives to Violence Project, Incarceration and Re-entry at The Gathering Place, Camden Friends Meeting
– 09/15/2018 at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Rise and Fall of Jim Crow by Syl Woolford at Bear Library
– 09/15/2018 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
End of Life Conversations and Support at Christ Lutheran Church
– 09/15/2018 at 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Fiesta de Amor! (Festival of Love) at Grace United Methodist Church
– 09/15/2018 at 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Alternatives to Violence Project Booth at University of Delaware Green
– 09/16/2018 at 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Elementary Peace Curriculum at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
– 09/16/2018 at 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Marcy Francis and Friends, a Musical Blast of Peace and Joy at Buzz Ware Village Center
– 09/16/2018 at 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Knights of St. Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary Prayer Service for Peace at St. Joseph’s RC Church
– 09/16/2018 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Free Family Sunday: MOVING FORWARD Making Peace at The Delaware Contemporary
– 09/16/2018 at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pacem in Terris Youth Peace Art Exhibit at The Delaware Contemporary
– 09/16/2018 – 09/23/2018 at 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Art as Prevention at Bear Library
– 09/16/2018 at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Film Screening: “Hacksaw Ridge” at Hockessin Public Library
– 09/16/2018 at 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Mental Health at the Movies at Woodlawn Library
– 09/16/2018 at 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Organizing Change at The Episcopal Church of Saint Andrew and Matthew
– 09/16/2018 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pathways to Peace: Integrating Refugees into our Community at Resurrection Parish
– 09/16/2018 at 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Breaking Bread Together at The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew
– 09/16/2018 at 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Praise and Worship Service at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
– 09/16/2018 at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Information on the full week’s events available at

http://www.peaceweekdelaware.org/2018-events/

How would you describe this year’s Peace Week events?

Varied…Hopeful…Motivating….
Community-building….
Enlightening… Fun……..Free.

Our website describes the events using these descriptive “tags”:

  • 41 events address the topic of “inclusion”

  • 31 focus on “non-violence”

  • 14 events deal with mental or physical “wellness”

  • 31 are designed to include “youth”

  • 25 involve the “Arts” to convey the message of peace

  • 6 promote community “service”

  • 6 are part of a “worship service”

  • 6 will occur outdoors, 8 offer meals

 

Make your choices.  Pledge to grow  your vision of peace.

Proclamation from the Office of the Governor

  • Whereas, Peace Week is celebrating its 3rd annual week-long celebration; and
  • Whereas, this week-long celebration is a project of the Movement for the Culture of Peace. Since 2014, this organization has been organizing peace marches in Wilmington, DE; and
  • Whereas, Peace Week Delaware works to raise awareness, hope and action for peace, equality and justice all across Delaware; and
  • Whereas, the celebration is marked by events organized to educate Delawareans on how to get involved in advocating for peace; and
  • Whereas, it is important for Delawareans to be involved in activities that will support a peaceful Delaware.

Now, Therefore, We, John Carney, Governor,
and Bethany Hall-Long, Lieutenant Governor,
do hereby declare September 15th-23rd, 2018, as

PEACE WEEK DELAWARE

in the State of Delaware, and urge all citizens to recognize the essential role that Peace Week Delaware plays in encouraging a culture of peace in our state,

Eighty-five Events Registered for Peace Week Delaware 2018

Eighty-five events have been registered, seventy-five in New Castle County, six in Kent County and four in Sussex County for Peace Week Delaware 2018.  They  include community picnics, community walkabouts, interfaith conversations, discussions on racial divisions, alternative to violence workshops, lectures and discussions on immigration issues, healthy practices from yoga to meditation, films,  religious services, dramatizations on topics like homelessness and peace vigils, drum circles, several collections for the needy, consciousness raising for LGBTQ populations, a radio program, a community wellness fair and youth activities ranging from taking video to painting and writing poetry to making crafts like pinwheels and origami.

Thanks to the creativity and unselfishness of Peace Week event sponsors, we will all have a diverse program of events to educate, inspire, motivate  and amuse us beginning on September 15.

Thank you, event sponsors, for your efforts in designing these events and for your future efforts in executing them for our collective benefit.

For those of you who did not make the deadline, we encourage you to register your events so that they can be included on our website.  Your events will still qualify as full-fledged Peace Week Delaware events; we will all work to make every event a success.

All events have been posted. Event sponsors,  please check the postings for your event and contact us as soon as possible at events@peaceweekdelaware.org if editorial changes are needed.

Deadline for Event Registrations Approaches

Events registered after July 1 cannot be included in our printed program.

We will be pleased to post events registered after July 1 on our website but we will not be able to publish your event in our printed program if it is submitted after July 1. 

Register your event by clicking here for our Event Registration Form.

Scheduling considerations:
  • Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism, begins before sunset on September 18th and ends after nightfall on the 19th.
  • We are tentatively planning a gala Peace Week opening event on Saturday, September 15 from 7:00-10:00.  Stay tuned for more information.

New Programs bring Peace Week into Schools

The Steering Committee of Peace Week Delaware is making available free peace-themed programs to area schools.  The programs introduce students to the benefits of peace and the alternatives to violence. The programs are available for assemblies or classroom use and can be scheduled by teachers and school administrators at times that suit their schedules. Available programs and contact information are available by using the link below:

http://www.peaceweekdelaware.org/peace-week-school-programs/

 

Forty events have been registered

EVENT PLANNING & REGISTRATION
Is your organization thinking about repeating a successful Peace Week event or planning something new? The Peace Week Steering Committee has developed guidelines for events and stands ready to help you.

We can also connect you to other like-minded organizations. If you pool your resources, you’ll reach a larger audience and have a greater impact. If you’re new to Peace Week Delaware, be sure to check out our event criteria.

Event registration is now open. It will close on July 1,  Events registered after July 1 cannot be included in our program.

Click here for our Event Registration Form.

Scheduling considerations:
  • Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism, begins before sunset on September 18th and ends after nightfall on the 19th.
  • We are tentatively planning a gala Peace Week opening event on Saturday, September 15 from 7:00-10:00.  Stay tuned for more information.

 

Event Development Workshop: May 8


The Steering Committee is excited about how the plans for Peace Week Delaware 2018 are coming together. It’s time to meet again, to expand the individuals and groups involved, and to develop plans for specific events.Remember that event submissions will close on July 1.

Please join us for the Peace Week Delaware
Event Development Workshop

Tuesday, May 8, 6:30-8:00
St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church
1301 N Broom St, Wilmington, DE 19806

During the workshop we will:

•Update you on plans so far
•Show you the power of our website – peaceweekdelaware.org
•Share graphic resources to help you promote your event
•Work together on plans for events that you and others can sponsor during Peace Week
•Hear other event sponsors recount their experiences
•Learn how to meet event criteria
•Have a chance to tell us, the Steering Committee, how we can help
•Break bread together. Free homemade buffet: quiches, salads, fruit, cake, wine
Parking is available on the street or use the office lot across the street.

Register

by sending an email to info@peaceweekdelaware.org

Remember that we depend on people from the community to design and sponsor events. We can help you find a venue, locate a speaker, publicize your event and enlist support.

Join us. Let us work together to make a difference in our community.

 

Nine Days, Three Counties, One Delaware — Sept. 15–23, 2018