In order to simplify listings, we will enforce a 300 character upper limit on event descriptions. We have a Review Committee that will work with event organizers to achieve this goal. You are encouraged to provide web users with a link to your own website where they can access additional information.
Your event must take place between Saturday, October 3, 2020 and Sunday, October 11, 2020 to be considered a Peace Week Event, with the following exception: We are asking event organizers not to plan an event on Sunday, October 4 between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm. The time is reserved for a community Peace March and Rally. We hope that all of our supporters, including event organizers, will plan on joining us for that event. If you would like to volunteer to help you can contact the organizers via email at email@example.com.
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 all of our organizers to deliver their event virtually, or outdoors, 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.
Planning Virtual Events
Virtual events require special planning on the part of event organizers. Here are a few important considerations:
- All events with a virtual component will be registered as Registration(required) on our website and attendees will be asked to register with you at your email address at least 48 hours before the event. Furthermore, they will be told to expect a video conferencing invite from you at least 24 hours prior to the event.
- Event organizers should not share conference links on social media and when sending out login details to registrants, they need to ask that they not be shared with anyone. This will make your event secure and prevent the “crashing” of your event by hackers with offensive agendas.
- Invest in a paid account ($14.99/mo for Zoom). Paid accounts allow the host to connect for longer times and larger groups. It will also allow you to record your event on the cloud and give you an access link. You could then repeat portions of the event in a follow-up event.
- Invest some time in learning some best practices for virtual learning. If you have a paid Zoom account, for instance, you can assign attendees to breakout rooms where they can interact among themselves and then you can have them report to the whole group. Talking head events are usually of limited value.
- Delaware Libraries offers a useful guide to joining a Zoom meeting at: https://guides.lib.de.us/zoominstructions and pdf basic instructions for using zoom at: https://guides.lib.de.us/ld.php?content_id=54720650. You may want to share these links with users when you send them the Zoom invite.
- PWD will be offering technical support and making some attempts to give access to low income residents. Toll free access via phone may be available and group participation in an event at a “safe” location may be possible. Please check your emails periodically; new opportunities and new information will be available.
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to set up a time to practice “Zooming”.
Peace Week Delaware is committed to supporting individuals and organizations who offer services to our community. We will need to make sure that virtual events are authorized by a reputable organization with hosts that have the skills to deliver what is being offered.
Go to our event registration page to register your event.