Detailed Listing 2019

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We are pleased to offer this detailed listing of all the events for Peace Week 2019. All locations (physical addresses with map), website addresses and contact email addresses are live links for your convenience. A sincere “thank you” goes to all our event organizers who have made these events possible.

Week Long Events

VISIONARY PEACE YOUTH ART EXHIBIT

Date/Time: 09/21/2019 – 09/25/2019 museum hours
Location: The Delaware Contemporary
Categories: Wilmington
Tags: Youth, Arts

Organization: Pacem in Terris, http://www.depaceminterris.org
Questions: Carolyn, 302-656-2721, cb@depaceminterris.org
Description: Visual and written answers to the questions, “What does peace look like?” “What does the world look like that you want to live in?” are made by youth from all over our area and then exhibited at The Delaware Contemporary during Peace Week. Over 500 entries will be on display. The official opening is Sunday, September 22 at 1:00 p.m. and is open through September 25th.

PEACE CRANES

Date/Time: 09/23/2019 – 09/28/2019 Library hours
Location:Appoquinimink Community Library
Categories: Middletown
Tags: Creative activities, Youth, Library event

Organization:Appoquinimink Community Library, http://www.nccdelib.org/appoquinimink
Questions:Rachel, 302-378-5588, rachel.west@newcastlede.gov
Description: Fold origami cranes to decorate the library with during Peace Week Delaware. During library hours, no registration required. All ages.

Saturday, September 21,

International Peace Day

MEETA PARKA SINGS “PEACEFUL” BALLADS: KIRKWOOD

Date/Time: 09/21/2019 /2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Location:Kirkwood Library-NCC
Categories: Newark/Pike Creek
Tags: Arts, Non-violence, Library Event

Questions: Quoc-Anh ,  302-995-7663, quoc-anh.nguyen@newcastlede.gov
Description: Meeta Gajjar Parker will sing an original composition against gun violence as well as other soft “peaceful” popular easy listening songs.

EXPRESSIONS OF PEACE: KICK-OFF EVENT

Date/Time: 09/21/2019 /4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Warner Elementary School
Categories: Wilmington
Tags: Adults, Youth, Arts, Meal

Organization: Peace Week Delaware
Questions: Kim, 302-571-7425, info@peaceweekdelaware.org
Description: Peace Week Delaware kicks off on Saturday, September 21at Warner Elementary School.  Performers will present spoken word, poetry, music and dance to express peace in their own unique ways.  Families are encouraged to attend.  Food trucks, play ground, and event organizers will be available.   There is ample parking behind the school.

SONGS OF PEACE AND JUSTICE: A SELICHOT CONCERT AND SERVICE

Date/Time: 09/21/2019 / 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Congregation Beth Emeth
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags: Arts, Worship Service

Organization: Congregation Beth Emeth,  http://www.bethemethde.org
Questions: Jon, 302-764-2393,  jyulish@bethemethde.org
Description: Wilmington Concert Opera will perform “Songs of Peace and Justice”. Havdallah and dessert follow. The evening ends with a Selichot service of penitence, anticipating the Jewish High Holy Days. Wilmington Concert Opera Company was founded in 2016 by Kristen C. Kunkle and Marisa Robinson.

Sunday, September 22

Monday, September 23

FELT DOVES OF PEACE ART WORKSHOP

Date/Time: 09/23/2019 / 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Hockessin Public Library
Categories: Hockessin/Greenville, New Castle County
Tags: Creative Activity, Youth, Library event

Organizations: Hockessin Public Library, https://nccde.org/329/Hockessin-Library,
The New Castle Art Studio, www.nccde.org/259/Art-Studio
Questions: Jennifer, 302-239-5160,  jennifer.atwood@newcastlede.gov
Registration(required): https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/5415156
Description: We will be making doves out of white felt and each dove will be carrying a rainbow of hopes and dreams for a peaceful future. Materials provided. Presented by The New Castle Art Studio, New Castle Parks and Recreation.

PIZZA WITH THE POLICE: WILMINGTON

Date/Time: 09/23/2019 /12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Woodlawn Library
Categories: Wilmington
Tags: Non-violence, Libray event

Organization:Woodlawn Library, http://www.nccde.org/woodlawn
Questions:Kim, 302 571-7425, kimberly.tull@newcastlede.gov
Description: Get to know the Wilmington Police Officers over a couple of slices!  It’s a great opportunity to learn more about what this group of people is doing to keep the peace in our community. Discuss local issues and concerns as part of Peace Week’s Delaware’s focus on community enagagement, peace and justice.

PEACE IN 3D – ELSMERE

Date/Time: 09/23/2019 / 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Elsmere Library
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags: Library event, Creative activity

Organization: Elsmere Library,  https://www.nccde.org/327/Elsmere-Library
Questions: Scott, 302-892-2210, scott.businsky@newcastlede.gov
Description: Learn how to design 3D objects that represent peace and community and then print your creations at the Library! Take green screen photos while you wait for your creations to finish printing.

DIY SPA NIGHT FOR SELF-CARE

DIY Spa

Date/Time: 9/23/2019 / 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Appoquinimink Community Library
Categories: Middletown
Tags: Youth, Well-being, Creative activity, Library event

Organization: Appoquinimink Community Library, https://www.nccdelib.org/appoquinimink
Questions: Rachel, 302-378-5588,  rachel.west@newcastlede.gov
Description: This hands-on event celebrates Peace Week Delaware by highlighting the necessity of self-care when spending time working toward peace and social justice. Join us to make a variety of home spa products while enjoying peaceful conversation.  All materials provided, as supplies last. Teens & Adults.

Tuesday, September 24

PEACE, LOVE, AND KINDNESS STORY TIME

Date/Time: 09/24/2019 / 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Location:Kirkwood Library-NCC
Categories: Wilmington, New Castle County
Tags: Library event, Adult, Youth

Organization: Kirkwood Library,  https://www.nccde.org/332/Kirkwood-Library
Questions: Elisabeth, 302-995-7663, Elisabeth.Simmons@newcastlede.gov
Description: Peaceful stories to soothe the soul for children ages 3-6 and their families. Discover ways to be kind daily.

PEACE WEEK STORY TIME

Date/Time: 09/24/2019 / 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Location: Woodlawn Library
Categories: New Castle County , Wilmington
Tags: Library event, Adults, Youth

Organization: Woodlawn Library,  https://www.nccde.org/344/Woodlawn-Library
Questions: Claire, 302-571-7425, claire.petri@newcastlede.gov
Description: Celebrate peace as we sing, read, and dance together! Ages 1-5 with adult.

PEACE IN 3D – WOODLAWN

Date/Time: 09/24/2019 / 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Location:Woodlawn Library
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags: Library event, Creative activity, Youth

Organization: Woodlawn Library https://www.nccde.org/344/Woodlawn-Library
Questions: Scott, 302-571-7425, scott.businsky@newcastlede.gov
Description: Learn how to design 3D objects that represent peace and community and then print your creations at the Library! Take green screen photos while you wait for your creations to finish printing.

VIETNAM MAILBAG

Date/Time: 09/24/2019 / 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Elsmere Library
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags: Non-violence, Adults, Library event

Organization: Elsmere Library,  https://nccde.org/327/Elsmere-Library
Questions: Sharon, 302-892-2210, Sharon.Concannon@newcastlede.gov 
Description: Nancy Lynch reads and discusses selected war letters from Vietnam, accompanied by Vietnam veteran, Rick Lovekin. Slides from Vietnam will be shown set to 1960s music. Adults.

MEETA PARKA SINGS “PEACEFUL” BALLADS:HOCKESSIN

Date/Time: 09/24/2019 / 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Hockessin Public Library
Categories: Hockessin/Greenville
Tags: Non-violence, Arts, Library event

Organization: Hockessin Public Library, https://www.nccde.org/329/Hockessin-Library
Questions: Jennifer, 302-239-5160, jennifer.atwood@newcastlede.go
Description: Meeta Gajjar Parker will sing an original composition against gun violence as well as other soft “peaceful” popular easy listening songs.

Wednesday, September 25

COFFEE WITH POLICE: NEWARK

Date/Time: 09/25/2019 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Newark Free Library
Categories: New Castle County, Newark/Pike Creek
Tags: Non-violence, Discussion, Library event

Organization: Newark Free Library, https://www.nccde.org/333/Newark-Free-Library
Questions: Bryan, 302-731-7550, bryan.gollicker@newcastlede.gov
Description: To help celebrate Peace Week the Newark Free Library will offer an opportunity for the public to talk with Newark Police officers, and will include coffee and refreshments.

RECRUITING FAIR AT RODNEY SQUARE

Date/Time: 09/25/2019 /11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Rodney Square
Categories: Wilmington
Tags: Service

Organization: Connecting Generations, http://www.connecting-generations.org
Questions: Beverly, 302-656-2122 x0018, bprice@connecting-generations.org
Description: WHO MENTORED YOU? Wilmington Schools need MENTORS! Creative Mentoring will host a Recruitment Fair at the Downtown Farmers’ Market. Find out how you can volunteer and make a difference helping youth succeed in both school and life.

PIZZA WITH POLICE: MIDDLETOWN

Date/Time: 09/25/2019 /5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Appoquinimink Community Library
Categories: Middletown
Tags: Non-violence, Meal, Library event

Questions: Kevin, 302-378-5588, kevin.swed@newcastlede.gov
Organization: Appoquinimink Community Library, http://www.nccdelib.org/appoquinimink
Description: Enjoy pizza while meeting with officers from the Middletown Police Department to discuss local issues and concerns as part of Peace Week Delaware’s focus on community engagement, peace, and justice.

IMPLEMENTING RESTORATIVE JUSTICE IN RE-ENTRY PLANNING

Date/Time : 09/25/2019 /6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Woodlawn Library
Categories: Wilmington
Tags: Restorative justice, Library event

Oganization: Woodlawn Library, http://www.nccde.org/woodlawn
Questions: Kim, 302 571-7425, kimberly.tull@newcastlede.gov
Description: Ms. Barbie Fischer, Executive Director of Restorative Encounters, trained by world renowned Howard Zehr, will discuss her work in incorporating restorative justice in re-entry planning.   Ms. Fisher will share her expertise in building relationships between formerly incarcerated people, their families and communities.

Thursday, September 26

“PARIS TO PITTSBURGH”: FILM & DISCUSSION

Date/Time: 09/26/2019 /5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location:Wesley College – Room CC206
Categories: Kent County
Tags: Environment, Film screening, Discussion

Organizations: Wesley Political Science Program, httwww.wesley.edu, Restoring Central Dover,  http://www.ncall.org
Questions: Fran, 302-674-5042,  frances.riddle@comcast.net
Description: Climate change is a real and immediate threat to our planet, placing the most vulnerable among us in the way of the greatest harm and providing a catalyst for international conflict.  This film highlights the threats of climate change and shows by example how local communities can respond and kickstart positive change.  Discussion and refreshments will follow the film.

Friday, September 27

COFFEE FOR PEACE

Date/Time: 09/27/2019 /6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church
Categories: Wilmington
Tags: Meal, Arts

Organization: St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, http://www.ststeph.org
Questions: Kanchalee , 1-302-652-7623, office@ststeph.org
Description: St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church features an evening of peace-filled activities. Enjoy coffee, outdoor acoustic music, and conversation. Plus three food trucks! Volunteers welcome.

DOCUMENTARY: “EATING YOU ALIVE”

Date/Time: 09/27/2019 /6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location:First Unitarian Church of Wilmington
Categories:Wilmington
Tags: Environment, Well-being

Organization: First Unitarian Church of Wilmington,  https://firstuuwilm.org/
Questions:Debbi, 302-463-4271,  debbi.zarek@gmail.com 
Description: Please join us for a showing of the documentary “Eating You Alive“, a movie that promotes peace to the earth, the animals, and to our own bodies by eating a healthy, sustainable diet. Come watch this life- changing film hosted by the Environmental Task Force at the First Unitarian Church.

Saturday, September 28

PAINT A KINDNESS ROCK

Date/Time: 09/28/2019 / 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Route 9 Library & Innovation Center
Categories: New Castle/Bear
Tags: Creative activity, Library event, Youth, Adults

Organization: Route 9 Library & Innovation Center, https://nccde.org/1389/Route-9-Library-Innovation-Center
Questions
: Marissa, 302-657-8020, marissa.parker@newcastlede.gov
Description: We welcome families to help us celebrate Peace Week by decorating your own kindness rock to take home.

Sunday, September 29



Nine Days, Three Counties, One Delaware — Sept. 21–29, 2019