Peace Week 2018: An Unbridled Success

Nine  Days

Three Counties

One Delaware

 

Peace Week Delaware 2018 was a huge success thanks to our creative and generous event sponsors; they  planned  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 all 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.

Last day of Peace Week; enjoy

These are live links.  Select the event for more information.  Select the location for a map.
Exhibit ends today; don’t miss it!! Be inspired by our young people.

Pacem in Terris Youth Peace Art Exhibit at The Delaware Contemporary
– 09/16/2018 – 09/23/2018 at 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

September 23, 2018

Community Peace Calligraphy at Congregation Beth Emeth
POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN – New Date TBD
Poetry As Invitation: The Peace That Passes All Understanding with Steve Steinwedel at Buzz Ware Village Center
– 09/23/2018 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Peace Sunday at Salem United Methodist Church
– 09/23/2018 at 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Planting Peace at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
– 09/23/2018 at 10:30 am – 12:15 pm
Intuitive Painting for Peace at Delaware City Library
– 09/23/2018 at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Troublemaker: Bayard Rustin and His Nonviolent Fight for Justice at Hockessin Friends Meetinghouse
– 09/23/2018 at 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Under Fire In Wartime London at Bear Library
– 09/23/2018 at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Islam and Peace: An Interfaith Dialogue at Islamic Society of Delaware
– 09/23/2018 at 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Peace through Understanding: Sussex at Lewes Public Library
– 09/23/2018 at 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

September 26, 2018

**Sussex County Immigrants & The American Dream at Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware
– 09/26/2018 at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

October 2, 2018

**The Race Card Follow-up at Woodlawn Library
– 10/02/2018 at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

** indicates an event that is not a Peace Week event because it occurs outside PW dates but recommended to PW supporters

Thank you for your enthusiastic support of Peace Week; help us organize for an even better next year. We need donors, working partners, and steering committee members. Contact us via email and we will be in touch.
Info@peaceweekdelaware.org

Peace Week ends tomorrow; be present

These are live links.  Select the event for more information.  Select the location for a map.

Exhibit ends tomorrow; don’t miss it!! Be inspired by our young people.

Pacem in Terris Youth Peace Art Exhibit at The Delaware Contemporary
– 09/16/2018 – 09/23/2018 at 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

September 22, 2018

Service for Others Day at Lutheran Community Services
– 09/22/2018 at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
You’ve heard the term, but what is Restorative Justice? at Newark United Methodist Church
– 09/22/2018 at 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Fifth Annual March for a Culture of Peace at “Under the Bridge”
– 09/22/2018 at 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Peace begins with ME! at Rose Hill Community Center
– 09/22/2018 at 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Bringing It Back to Peace at “Under the Bridge”
– 09/22/2018 at 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Express your Thoughts Mural at The Village Tree Farm
– 09/22/2018 at 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Images of Peace at Claymont Library
– 09/22/2018 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Interfaith Dialogue at Epworth United Methodit Church
– 09/22/2018 at 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Paint a Kindness Rock at Route 9 Library and Innovation Center
– 09/22/2018 at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
H.O.M.E. Radio Presents- “Housing, Dignity & Peace” at MEJAH Bookstore
– 09/22/2018 – 09/23/2018 at 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk at Delaware Art Museum
– 09/22/2018 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Movie Screening: “Won’t you be my neighbor?” at Camden Friends Meeting
– 09/22/2018 at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

September 23, 2018

Community Peace Calligraphy at Congregation Beth Emeth
– 09/23/2018 at 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Poetry As Invitation: The Peace That Passes All Understanding with Steve Steinwedel at Buzz Ware Village Center
– 09/23/2018 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Peace Sunday at Salem United Methodist Church
– 09/23/2018 at 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Planting Peace at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
– 09/23/2018 at 10:30 am – 12:15 pm
Intuitive Painting for Peace at Delaware City Library
– 09/23/2018 at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Interfaith Conversations at Hanover Presbyterian Church
– 09/23/2018 at 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Troublemaker: Bayard Rustin and His Nonviolent Fight for Justice at Hockessin Friends Meetinghouse
– 09/23/2018 at 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Under Fire In Wartime London at Bear Library
– 09/23/2018 at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Islam and Peace: An Interfaith Dialogue at Islamic Society of Delaware
– 09/23/2018 at 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Peace through Understanding: Sussex at Lewes Public Library
– 09/23/2018 at 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

September 26, 2018

**Sussex County Immigrants & The American Dream at Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware
– 09/26/2018 at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

October 2, 2018

**The Race Card Follow-up at Woodlawn Library
– 10/02/2018 at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

** indicates an event that is not a Peace Week event because it occurs outside PW dates but recommended to PW supporters

Thank you for your enthusiastic support of Peace Week; help us organize for an even better next year. We need donors, working partners, and steering committee members. Contact us via email and we will be in touch.
Info@peaceweekdelaware.org

International Peace Day, September 21, 2018

Secretary-General’s Message for the International Day of Peace

This year we mark International Day of Peace as we prepare to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.This foundational document is a reminder that peace takes root when people are free from hunger, This year we mark International Day of Peace as we prepare to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.poverty and oppression and can thrive and prosper.
With the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as our guide, we must ensure the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
I encourage you to speak up. For gender equality.  For inclusive societies.  For climate action.
Do your part at school, at work, at home. Every step counts.
Let us act together to promote and defend human rights for all, in the name of lasting peace for all.

António Guterres

Observances

On 21 September 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., the Secretary-General will celebrate the Day in the Peace Garden at United Nations Headquarters by ringing the Peace Bell and observing a minute of silence. United Nations Messengers of Peace will participate in the ceremony.
Many other communities observe Peace Day with a moment of silence at 12:00 noon.
The United Nations website suggests that you can also support this observance by seeking  peaceful resolution of conflict when disagreements arise around you.  You can be part of the solution by taking small steps. You can prevent an injustice at school or in your community by adopting a non-violent approach to problem solving and reporting potential crimes, including online bullying.
You can engage by speaking up when others are at risk and stand with others’ human rights at work, at school and around the dinner table.
You can reflect how each of us can stand up for rights every day.
You can attend one of these local Peace Week events.

Human rights are everyone’s rights.

International Peace Day,
September 21, 2018

Celebrate Peace Day by attending a Peace Week Event

Select an event in the list below to get more information.  Select a location to get a map.

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 by going to http://www.peaceweekdelaware.org/2018-events

Beat the mid-week blues with these Peace Week Events

These are live links.  Select the event to get detailed information. Select the location to get a map.

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

These are live links. Select an event for detailed information or select a location for a map to an event.

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,

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