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.
As we post our hundredth event in the 2019 listing of events, we pause to reflect on the significance of this milestone. We could simply write about the diversity of events–Delawareans in many corners of the State will be presented with a variety of programs on topics that speak to our collective aspirations for a peaceful world. But, perhaps even more importantly, we can also speak with pride that a hundred organizations in our State are giving of their time, talent and energy to help build a more just and compassionate community. May we all continue to increase our understanding of one another leading us to our most common yearning–peace.
Eighty-eight events have been registered, seventy in New Castle County, seven in Kent County and eleven in Sussex County for Peace Week Delaware 2019. 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 organizers, we will all have a diverse program of events to educate, inspire, motivate and amuse us beginning on September 21.
Thank you, event organizers for your efforts in designing these events and for your future efforts in publicizing and 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 but not all events have been copied onto our Detailed Listings page. If your event appears on the Calendar page and on the Tabular Listings page, then you are registered; you need not worry. Event organizers, please check the postings for your event and contact us as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org if editorial changes are needed.
This information will be transferred to our print designer later this week; at that point, any changes you request will be made on the website but will not appear on the printed program.