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 and organizations who have made these events possible.

Community Collections

Before providing you with a listing of this year’s events, we would like to call to your attention two collections,  the Menstrual Products Drive and A Collection for Syrian Refugees, that need our support.  Please be as generous as you can.  Promoting peace requires action and these are two small ways we can act.

SYRIAN REFUGEE COLLECTION

Due to nine years of war, millions of Syrians have been forced to abandon their homes and communities, creating the largest refugee and displacement crisis of our time. More than 6 million have fled their country to become refugees or displaced within Syria. Half of the people affected by the terrible results are children. We are working with the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund to get supplies to where they are needed most. PCFR picks up and sorts all the donations and packs them into a shipping container to be delivered to one of the middle east ports – from there the containers are trucked to the camps.

We will collect items for Syrian Refugees at locations listed below.  In addition, various Peace Week events will be a one-night collection site as noted in their event description. Items being collected are bedding, school supplies, hygiene items, educational toys and easy books, new socks and underwear, heavy-duty shoes, first aid supplies, sewing machines and sewing supplies.   Small donations made by many people can make a big difference.  Donations need not be boxed; trash bags are recommended.
Collection sites:

MENSTRUAL PRODUCT DRIVE

A single box of tampons or pads costs nearly $6. If you are living below the poverty line, these necessities cannot be purchased with food stamps or WIC. Please help Change the Cycle to combat this often neglected problem! Your contribution of tampons, pads, pantyliners and cups will help individuals in our community to maintain their personal hygiene, health and dignity. Please donate full/unopened products to any of the drop off locations listed below. In addition, various Peace Week events will be a one-night collection site as noted in their event description.
Collection sites:

On-going Events

YWCA DIALOGUE TO ACTION-CONVERSATION SERIES: SUSSEX

Date/Time: 09/25/2019 – 11/02/2019 / 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location:Georgetown, Lewes and Rehoboth Beach
Categories:Sussex County
Tags: Human rights, Discussion, Inclusion

Organization: Southern DE-Alliance For Racial Justice, http://sdarj.org/, YWCA-DE
Questions and Registration (Required): Don, 703-963-1871donpetersonde@gmail.com
Description: The Southern DE Alliance for Racial Justice will kick off a 6-week series of facilitated conversations about racism. Three separate groups, one each in Georgetown (Wednesday evening), Lewes (Thursday evening) and Rehoboth Beach (Saturday). To learn more: https://www.ywcade.org/what-we-do/rsj/dialogue-to-action/. To register, go to www.ywcade.org/dialogue2action.

YWCA DIALOGUE TO ACTION -CONVERSATIONS SERIES: NCC

Date: 09/29/2019
Location: Multiple
Categories: New Castle County
Tags: Human rights, Discussion, Inclusion

Organization: YWCA Delaware, www.ywcade.org
Questions and Registration (Required): Rebecca, 302-655-0039 Ext 236rcotto@ywcade.org
Description: YWCA will host Dialogue to Action: Conversations around Racism & White Fragility. These are 8 week sessions of intimate dialogue about important topics. The series will be held at a variety of days & times beginning the week of September 29th, 2019. For more information go to https://www.ywcade.org/homepage/events/peace-week/

REGISTRATION FOR MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH OPENS INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY

Date/Time: 09/21/2019-01/19/20
Location: YWCA website
Categories: Kent County, New Castle County, Sussex County
Tags: Youth, Inclusion, Human rights, Arts


Organizations: Christ Church Christiana Hundred, https://www.christchurchde.org/, YWCA
Questions and Registration (Required): Jane Rubini, 302-655-3379jrubini@christchurchde.org
Description: The MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH challenges Delaware high school students, grades 9-12 , to reflect on Dr. King’s legacy and creatively share how it speaks to their hopes and dreams today. Contestants have creative freedom to use poetry, speech and/or rap to convey their message which may be presented solo or as a team. Online registration opens on International Peace Day, September 21.  MLK finals take place at the Baby Grand in Wilmington at 2 PM on January 19, 2020.  The winner receives $2,000. For more information and to register visit:
https://www.ywcade.org/what-we-do/rsj/results-mlk-voice-4-youth/

K-12 SCHOOL PROGRAM

Thank you to these pioneering educators for being the first to respond to our call of teaching Peace to the next generation.

“If we are to reach real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with the children.”-Gandhi

SchoolDescription of ProgramContact Person
Pleasantville
Elementary
School
New Castle,
DE
We will be reading peace-related books in each classroom,
then reflecting on what peace means; students will
then create an art project to display in the main hallway.
Jignasa Wedell
 jignasa.wedell@colonial.k12.de.us
Tower Hill
School
Children in all divisions will listen to performances about
peace and will then participate in activities that encourage
the building of peace both near and far.
Kimberly Fabbri,
Director of Service-Learning,
Upper School History
kfabbri@towerhill.org
Wilmington
Friends
Middle School

Peace Day will be observed with a workshop on Ableism to
raise awareness of the issues and challenges faced by the
differently abled.

Susan Morovati Finizio
Communications and
Strategic Marketing
sfinizio@wilmingtonfriends.org

Warner
Elementary
School
Students will be creating a Kindness rock garden and making pinwheels for peace.
Throughout these activities, we will discuss ways to create peace in our communities.
Kelly Green
kelly.green1@redclay.k12.de.us

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.

COLORING FOR PEACE

Date/Time: 09/21/2019 – 09/28/2019 / Library hours
Location: Claymont Library
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags: Library event, Creative activity, Youth, Adults

Organization: Claymont Library,  http://www.newcastlede.gov/claymont
Questions: Peggy, 302-798-4164, peggy.tew@newcastlede.gov
Description: Come to the Children’s Room and draw, write, or express your idea of what peace means to you.  All ages.  Library hours.

PEACE CRANES

Date/Time: 09/23/2019 – 09/28/2019 Library hours
Location: Appoquinimik Community Library
Categories: Middletown, New Castle County
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. All ages.

Saturday, September 21,


International Peace Day

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

2019 Theme: “Climate Action for Peace”

The theme draws attention to the importance of combatting climate change as a way to protect and promote peace throughout the world. 

Climate change causes clear threats to international peace and security. Natural disasters displace three times as many people as conflicts, forcing millions to leave their homes and seek safety elsewhere. The salinization of water and crops is endangering food security, and the impact on public health is escalating. The growing tensions over resources and mass movements of people are affecting every country on every continent.

“It is possible to achieve our goals, but we need decisions, political will and transformational policies to allow us to still live in peace with our own climate.” — Secretary-General António Guterres, 15 May 2019

Show your solidarity with the peoples of our Earth on International Peace Day by attending one of these Peace Week Delaware events.

I am because we are.



AIDS WALK DELAWARE

Date/Time: 09/21/2019 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Location:Riverfront Wilmington, Rehobeth Beach
Categories: New Castle County. Sussex County
Tags: Well-being, Outdoors, Youth

Organization(s): AIDS Delaware, http://aidsdelaware.org/events/aids-walk-delaware/, Delaware HIV Consortium
Questions: Iris, 302-652-6776imckenney@aidsdelaware.org
Description: On 9/21, International Peace Day, join us at AIDS Walk Delaware. Walk at Riverfront Wilmington OR Rehoboth Beach, 9am-Noon. Visit AIDSWalkDelaware.org for info. Channel your ‘peace qi’ to endorse HIV-informed community health for all Delawareans. Family & pet friendly event. #KnowYourStatusGetTested


HOW TO WRITE A SOUL POEM

Date/Time: 09/21/2019 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Claymont Library
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags: Library event, Creative activity, Youth

Organization: Claymont Library, newcastlede.gov/claymont
Questions: Belinda, 302-798-4164belinda.mccrea@newcastlede.gov
Description: Calling all non-poets, insta-poets, future poets and Angelous! This workshop may help you overcome your creative blocks and express yourself from a deeply empowered place. Teen/ Adult.

MEETA PARKER 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, Menstrual Product Drive

Organization: Peace Week Delaware
Questions: Kim, 302-571-7425, info@peaceweekdelaware.org
Description: Peace Week Delaware kicks off on Saturday, September 21 at Warner Elementary School.  Food trucks, face-painting and clowns will be available from 3-4.  The stage show begins at 4 under the direction of renowned stage manager, Burt Moniz, and MC, Christian Will.  Performers will present spoken word, poetry, music and dance to express peace in their own unique ways. It promises to be a memorable show that will uplift, empower and unite.  Families are encouraged to attend.  There is ample parking behind the school. This program is partially funded through a grant from Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

EXPERIENCE THE ALTERNATIVE TO VIOLENCE PROJECT (AVP)

Date/Time: 09/21/2019 / 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Location: Camden Friends Meeting
Categories: Kent County
Tags:
Inclusion, Discussion

Organizations: AVP Delaware, https://avpde.org/, Camden Friends Meeting
Questions: Susan , 302-222-4198skight61@gmail.com
Description: We need community volunteers to bring Peace Maker skills to Delaware’s prisoners. AVP is an intensive training in the skills of nonviolent conflict resolution. For Delaware Peace Week we will do an interactive, introductory session AVP for those interested becoming Peace Makers or volunteers.

WORSHIP FOR PEACE

Date/Time: 09/21/2019 / 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Camden Friends Meeting
Categories: Kent County
Tags: Worship service

Organization: Camden Friends Meeting,  https://www.camdenquakers.org/
Questions: Susan, 302-222-4198skight61@gmail.com
Description: Join Friends (Quakers) for silent worship for peace. Worship to be followed by light refreshments and opportunities to learn about Friends’ peace testimony and how we seek to live it out in our world today.

MENDING HEARTS MAKING PEACE CONCERT

Date/Time: 09/21/2019 / 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Epworth United Methodit Church
Categories: Sussex County
Tags: Arts, Inclusion

Organization(s): Seaside Jewish Community, www.seasidejewishcommunity.com, Epworth United Methodist Church
Questions: Lisa, 443-824-3903Reblisa@yahoo.com
Description: Join us for a community wide concert “Mending Hearts Making Peace” celebrating peace with area choirs and performers from all faiths and diverse backgrounds.

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

PEACE WEEK SUNDAY WORSHIP

Date/Time: 09/22/2019 / 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware
Categories: Sussex County
Tags: Worship Service

Organization: Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware, www.uussd.org
Questions: Susan, 330-414-7867socialjustice@uussd.org
Description: Our regular Sunday morning worship service will focus on peace. It will include not only issues related to the lack of peace but also what is being done within the Unitarian Universalist movement and with Peace Week Delaware to work toward achieving a more peaceful world.

DAVID YOUNG CONCERT

Date/Time: 09/22/2019 / 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Buzz Ware Village Center
Categories: Wilmington, New Castle County
Tags: Arts, Well-being

Organization: Awakened Heart Spiritual Center, http://www.AwakenedHeart.net
Questions: Dave, 302-525-0021,  awakenedheartde@gmail.com
Description: Experience the healing music and deep meditations of David Young, a grammy-nominated musician who plays two renaissance flutes at one time in harmony.  He has recorded 60 albums and sold over 1 million copies. Join us to hear the amazing music of this healer, author and abstract artist.


EXPECTATIONS OF JUSTICE WORSHIP SERVICE

Date/Time: 09/22/2019 / 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: First Unitarian Church of Wilmington
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tag: Worship service

Organization: First Unitarian Church of Wilmington,  https://firstuuwilm.org/
Questions: Rev. Pamela Wat, 302-478-2384pam@firstuuwilm.org
Description: During our Peace Week worship service, we consider the biases that interfere in our quest for racial justice. What expectations do we have of one another? How do we overcome our biases? What liberation is possible? Join us for a time of music, stories, and meditation that nurture peace.

PEACE SUNDAY

Date/Time: 09/22/2019 / 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Salem United Methodist Church
Categories: New Castle County, Newark/Pike Creek
Tags: Worship service

Organization: Salem United Methodist Church, www.salemchurchde.com
Questions: Rev Robert, 302-898-1028deccf@aol.com
Description: Salem United Methodist Church will emphasize the pursuit of peace in the community during its regular morning worship. This will include special music and prayers as well as resource education. Special attention will be paid to the role that the faith community plays in the promotion of peace.

CELEBRATION OF UNITY IN DIVERSITY

Celebration of Diversity

Date/Time: 09/22/2019 / 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Center for Spiritual Living Delaware
Categories: New Castle County, Newark/Pike Creek
Tags: Youth, Adults, Creative activities, Inclusion, Arts

Organization: Center For Spiritual Living Delaware, http://www.Centerforspirituallivingde.com, Baha’i Faith, http://www.bahai.org, Dances of Universal Peace
Questions: Candace, 610-274-3663canbe211@gmail.com
Description: “We are here to be the presence of LOVE, co-creating a world that works for EVERYONE.” We invite you to share in a feast for body and soul as we celebrate peace together. Activities include: a peace pole dedication; food from around the world; and creative activities for children of all ages.  “Dances of Universal Peace,” led by a Sufi Sheikah is a highlight. Come have Fun and Fellowship.

KNIGHTS OF ST. PETER CLAVER AND LADIES AUXILIARY PRAYER SERVICE FOR PEACE

Knights of Peter

Date/Time: 09/22/2019 / 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: St. Joseph’s RC Church
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags: Worship Service

Organization: Knights of St. Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary, http://stjosephfrenchst.org
Questions: LaVaida, 302-547-3227cokparish@aol.com
Description: We will host a prayer service putting faith and service into action. To effect change in our communities, we must have the courage to demand the impossible and challenge ourselves. We join the community in our quest for peace in our neighborhoods, our state and our world through friendship and unity and Christian charity.

VISIONARY PEACE YOUTH ART EXHIBITION OPENING

Date/Time: 09/22/2019 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: The Delaware Contemporary
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags: Arts, Youth

Organization: Pacem In Terris,www.depaceminterris.org,
Questions: Carolyn, 302-656-2721,  cb@depaceminterris.org
Description: Please join us Sunday, September 22nd at 1 pm for the 2019 Pacem In Terris Visionary Peace Youth Art Exhibition at the Delaware Contemporary! This year’s exhibition will feature remarkable works from hundreds of young artists describing their views on peace and what a peaceful world looks like.


DRUMMING FOR PEACE

Date/Time: 09/22/2019 / 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Location: Smyrna Massage and Wellness
Categories: Kent County
Tags: Well-being, Inclusion

Organization: The Interfaith Circle Spiritual Community, https://www.theinterfaithcirclesc.org
Questions and Registration (Recommended): Donna, 302-388-7009donnashand15@gmail.com
Description: A meditative, shamanic drum circle using Native American drums. Bring your own drum, rattles, etc., or use ours. Music is a universal language that can bring people together so that we can get to know each other and create unity.

FILM SCREENING: DISNEY’S “ZOOTOPIA”

Date/Time: 09/22/2019 /1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Siegel JCC
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags: Film Screening, Youth, Adults, Inclusion, Creative activities, Discussion

Organizations: Jewish Family Services of Delaware, http: //www.jfsdelaware.org, Siegel JCC
Questions and Registration (Recommended): Maddie, 302-478-9411mdriban@jfsdelaware.org
Description: It is more important now than ever to include children and families in conversations about diversity. For our 3rd Annual “Movies That Matter” event, JFS will screen Disney’s award-winning movie, “Zootopia”, and facilitate age-appropriate activities to make this topic relevant to all participants. REGISTRATION: https://moviesthatmatter2019.eventbrite.com


MOVING TOWARD PEACE: AN AFTERNOON OF DANCE AND MUSIC

Moving Toward Peace

Date/Time: 09/22/2019 / 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Hanover Presbyterian Church
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags: Inclusion, Arts

Organization(s): Hanover Dance Collective,  http://www.hanoverchurch.org, Hannover Presbyterian Church
Questions: Marion, 302-373-3878,  marion@hamermesh.com
Description: Using the same creative processes we use when building a new work, we will engage community members in participatory activities to open conversations about what peace means to each of us. We’ll include ideas generated in the workshop in a dance and music performance that continues this dialogue. For more information visit: https://sites.google.com/view/moving-toward-peace/home

MENDING HEARTS MAKING PEACE MARCH AND RALLY

Date/Time: 09/22/2019 / 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: North Bedford Park and The Circle
Categories: Sussex County
Tags: Non-violence

Organizations: Peace Week DE — Sussex, www.peaceweekdelaware.org, Progressive Interfaith Alliance
Questions: Don, 703-963-1871,  donpetersonde@gmail.com
Description: Please join us for an inspirational interfaith peace march and rally. After gathering at 2:00, the march will begin at 2:30 from North Bedford Park to the Georgetown Circle. The rally will begin at approximately 3:00 on the Circle and will include a variety of faith leaders and music.

MAKING PEACE WITH THE EARTH

Date/Time: 09/22/2019 / 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Hockessin Friends Meetinghouse
Categories: Hockessin/Greenville, New Castle County
Tags: Environment, Discussion

Organizations: Hockessin Friends Meeting, http://www.HockessinQuakerMeeting.org
Questions and Registration (Recommended): Mark, 302-239-2223Friends@HockessinQuakerMeeting.org
Description: Jim Mitchell of Woodside Farm Creamery will talk about their composting operation and other environment-friendly practices at the farm. Dee Durham will discuss the work of the organization Plastic Free Delaware. Guests will be able to decorate a reusable shopping bag. RSVP helpful but not required.

“PEACE NOTES”

Date/Time: 09/22/2019 / 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Black Box Theater at Rt 9 Library and Innovation Center
Categories: New Castle County, New Castle/Bear
Tags: Inclusion

Organization: HerStory Ensemble, http://www.herstoryensemble.com
Questions: DeBorah, 302-385-6230herstorytotell@gmail.com
Description: Join members of HerStory Ensemble for this participatory event featuring Saxophone Queen Fostina Dixon. “Peace Notes” is an artistic exploration of the meaning of justice and peace as it relates to housing, homelessness, and emerging issues.


PATHWAYS TO PEACE: INTERPRETATIONS OF NONVIOLENCE FOR EVERYDAY LIFE

Date/Time: 09/22/2019 / 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: Resurrection Parish
Categories: New Castle County,Newark/Pike Creek
Tags: Non-violence, Discussion, Collection for Syrian Refugees, Menstrual Product Drive

Organization: Resurrection Catholic Church, http://www.resurrectionde.org
Questions and Registration (Recommended): Peggy, 302-540-8807pegsmith302@comcast.net
Description: Our world, globally, nationally and locally, is faced with many types of violence daily.  Can we make our world a better place by understanding nonviolence and peace more deeply? Our presenters  will share their varied stories as to how they grew to adopt their own interpretation of the philosophy of nonviolence.  The goal is for each of us to continue developing our own personal philosophy of nonviolence. Doors open at 2:00 for registration and the program starts at 2:30.

YOUTH MURALS ON DISPLAY & RECEPTION

Date/Time: 09/22/2019 / 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Academy for Peace
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags: Youth, Arts

Organizations: People To People Delaware, https://ptpde.org/, Academy for Peace
Questions: Kim, 302-543-5723kimPtPDE@aol.com
Description: In conjunction with Dr. J. Macklin’s Academy for Peace activities, People to People Delaware will be displaying Peace & Brotherhood murals created by Claymont Boys & Girls Club as well as similar global youth murals painted by children from other countries. The reception is on Sunday, 9/22/2019, but the display will be open the rest of the week.  Drop by for a dose of inspiration courtesy of our youngest citizens.

PEACE IS POWERFUL CAFE

Date/Time: 09/22/2019 / 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Academy for Peace
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags: Inclusion

Organization: Academy For Peace, Stop the Violence Coalition, Inc.
Questions and Registration (Required): Dr. Jay, 302-384-0156janeairmacklin@aol.com
Description: Academy for Peace of Stop the Violence Coalition, Inc. will sponsor Peace is Powerful Café, an afternoon of entertainment, networking, dining and promoting peace as a way of living. The community will experience living together in peace and unity in a multicultural, inter-generational atmosphere.


BREAKING BREAD TOGETHER: AN INTERFAITH POTLUCK

Date/Time: 09/22/2019 / 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags: Inclusion, Meal

Organization: Epis. Church of Ss. Andrew and Matthew, www.ssam.org,
Questions: Diane-Louise, 302-656-6628dlcasson@ssam.org
Description: Join us for a potluck dinner to meet our neighbors of many faiths. Come as you are – with or without food – to celebrate our common humanity. All ages, religions and cuisines are welcome.

EMPOWERMENT THROUGH SERVICE

Date/Time: 09/22/2019 / 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Academy for Peace
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags: Service

Organization: Big Beautiful Woman of Delaware, Academy for Peace
Questions and Registration (Recommended): Annette, 302-353-6717bigbeautifulwomanpageantde@gmail.com
Description: This event will host a number of recent pageant winners who will share their personal stories of how and why they chose their platforms and service initiatives. They will also explain how their work has empowered them to connect to the communities they serve.


RACIAL JUSTICE HEALING CIRCLE

Racial Justice Healing Circle

Date/Time: 09/22/2019 / 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Newark United Methodist Church
Categories: New Castle County, Newark/Pike Creek
Tags: Inclusion, Discussion, Human rights

Organizations: Newark United Methodist Church, http://www.newark-umc.org/wp/, Delaware Humanities
Questions: Charito, 717-951-0905charitocw@aol.com
Description: The Racial Justice Healing Circle is a profound and respectful experience of dialogue among people of diverse backgrounds, where participants are invited to bring their wholeness of being to create a structured sharing of stories based in spiritual values.

Monday, September 23

YOGA SHALOM: EMBODIMENT OF HEALING FOR PEACE

Date/Time: 09/23/2019 / 9:30 am – 10:45 am
Location: Seaside Jewish Community
Categories: Sussex County
Tags: Well-being

Organization: Seaside Jewish Community, http://www.seasidejewishcommunity.com
Questions: Reb Lisa, 443-824-3903RebLisa@yahoo.com
Description: Yoga Shalom is a unique, ecumenical, faith-based,  Yoga experience which combines sacred chant with yoga postures and focuses on the healing power of prayer in a restorative mind, body and spirit practice. Practice in a chair or on your mat. Led by Reb Lisa Levine.

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.

TRAUMA AND THE HEALING JOURNEY

Date/Time: 09/23/2019 / 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location:Wilmington University
Categories: New Castle County,New Castle/Bear
Tags: Well-being

Organization(s): Wilmington University, https://events.wilmu.edu/site/academiccolleges/event/trauma-and-the-healing-journey/, Trauma Matters Delaware
Questions and Registration (Required): Debra, 302-356-6760debra.l.berke@wilmu.edu
Description: Ubuntu: An African Centered principle; “I am because we are.” How would fully embracing this principle transform the context and outcomes of trauma and the healing relationship? Explore the possible impact of Ubuntu and other facets of an African Centered Worldview on the therapeutic relationship.

ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE PROJECT

Alternatives to Violence Project Sussex

Date/Time: 09/23/2019 / 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Location:Cape Henlopen Senior Center
Categories: Sussex County
Tags: Well-being

Organization: AVP Delaware, http://AVP.org
Questions and Registration (Recommended):Joseph, 410-804-6407Turnheartlighton@gmail.com
Description: Enjoy an experiential workshop concerning AVP, an internationally acclaimed program that aims to transform negative energy into positive power.

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.


CANCELLED
HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN DELAWARE
CANCELLED

Human Trafficking

Date/Time: 09/23/2019 / 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: First Unitarian Church of Wilmington
Categories: New Castle County
Tags: Non-violence

Organizations: First Unitarian Church, https://firstuuwilm.org; http://www.zoe-delaware.org, Zoë Ministries
Questions: Becky, 302-750-8524blaster102@verizon.net
Sorry, this event has been cancelled.
Description: What is human trafficking? Is it really occurring right here in Delaware?  Yolanda Schlabach shows the reality of sex-trafficking, a terribly unrecognized problem in our state and nation. Find out how Zoe Ministries brings hope and peace to this victimized group. More info: https://firstuuwilm.org/connect/human-rights-task-force/

DIY SPA NIGHT FOR SELF-CARE

DIY Spa

Date/Time: 9/23/2019 / 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Appoquinimink Community Library, New Castle County
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.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION WORKSHOP

Date/Time: 09/23/2019 / 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location:Every Man Counts Office
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags: Non-violence, Discussion

Organization: Every Man Counts, Better Dads Better Lives, https://emcblbd.wixsite.com/everymancounts?fbclid=IwAR0m4Og248Alj6kZR_V8snPuDbH46AzsRaaF0HRyLonW8mNOKs8Wvtg-yXY
Questions and Registration (Recommended): Ajawavi Ajavon, , emcbdbl@gmail.com
Description: Join us for a workshop on conflict resolution led by mediator, Ajawavi Ajavon. You will learn about the different types of conflicts as well as ways to address them. We’ll discuss various factors that lead to conflict and provide resources to aid those currently involved in an ongoing conflict.

SUPPORTING MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS OF YOUR COMMUNITY

Date/Time: 09/23/2019 / 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Route 9 Library and Innovation Center
Categories: New Castle County, New Castle/Bear
Tags: Well-being, Library event

Organization: NAMI Delaware, www.namidelaware.org,
Questions: Jenn Ford, 302-427-0787jford@namidelaware.org
Description: A general presentation about the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in Delaware, as well as information on mental health and the resources available.

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.

REFUGEES REIMAGINED: RELAY RACE AND EVENING PROGRAM

Date/Time: 09/23/2019 / 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location:Westminster Presbyterian Church
Categories:New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags: Human rights

Organization(s): Delphr, http://delphr.org, Delaware Churches for Middle East Peace
Questions: Mike Abel, delawarephr@gmail.com
Description: Please join us for Refugees Reimagined, a program of The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) USA, hosted by Delawareans for Palestinian Human Rights (DelPHR) and Delaware Churches for Middle East Peace on Monday, September 23 for the relay run for refugees in the afternoon and an evening program at 7 pm.  More details forthcoming on time and location of the runners. You can view the flyer here: https://madmimi.com/p/82ca0f

LABYRINTH WALK FOR PEACE

Labyrinth Walk for Peace

Date/Time: 09/23/2019 / 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
Categories: New Castle County, Newark/Pike Creek
Tags: Well-being

Organization: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark, http://www.uufn.org, Labyrinth Committee
Questions: Karen, 302-368-2984labyrinth@uufn.org
Description: Walking meditation has been done by people all over the world for thousands of years. Experience the peace and inspiration that can come from walking a labyrinth. Accompanied by soft candlelight and music, you can find the heart space in yourself for transformation and renewal.

STAYING WOKE ABOUT SEXUAL ASSAULT IN AN ERA OF NON-STOP PUBLIC DISCOURSE: A CIRCLE CONVERSATION

Date/Time: 09/23/2019 / 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: 226 Trabant University Center
Categories: New Castle County, Newark/Pike Creek
Tags: Non-violence, Well-being, Discussion

Organization: University of Delaware, Sexual Offense Support, https://sites.udel.edu/sos
Questions: Angela: 302-831-3457aseguin@udel.edu
Description: This year has been heavy in public and media focus on sexual assault with the spotlighted #metoo movement, allegations, shows like “Surviving R Kelly” and “Leaving Neverland”, the Kavanaugh hearings, and the current climate. Join our restorative circle conversation for a safe space to talk.


VIDEO MONTAGE PEACE WEEK

Video Montage

Date/Time: 09/23/2019 / 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Route 9 Library & Innovation Center
Categories: New Castle County, New Castle/Bear
Tags: Library event, Youth, Creative activities

Organization: Route 9 Library & Innovation Center, https://nccde.org/1389/Route-9-Library-Innovation-Center,
Questions: Pamela, 302-657-8020pstevens@nccde.org
Description: Join us as we learn to use digital images and music to create a Peace Week themed video montage. Bring your own images and music on a flash drive. This is a special installment of Video Montage to celebrate Peace Week Delaware 2019 and International Day of Peace 2019.

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 STORYTIME : WOODLAWN

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.

PEACEFUL ELEMENTS OF T’AI CHI CHUAN

Date/Time: 09/24/2019 / 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Location: Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware
Categories: Sussex County
Tags: Well-being

Organizations: Unitarian Universalists Of Southern Delaware, https://uussd.org/, Coastal T’ai Chi Chuan
Questions and Registration (Recommended): Deb , 302-727-8832ddfromdd@gmail.com
Description: T’ai Chi Chuan is a martial art. Learn how to gently stay in harmony when approached with conflict on a mind, body and spirit level. Explore the benefits of “letting go” and assist others in moving on in peace.

PEACE WEEK STORYTIME: BRANDYWINE

Date/Time: 09/24/2019 / 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Brandywine Hundred Library
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags: Youth, Library event

Organization: Brandywine Hundred Library, https://www.nccde.org/294/Brandywine-Hundred-Library
Questions: Bernadette, 302-477-3150, bernadette.davis@newcastlede.gov
Description: Stories that emphasize kindness, friendship, and responsibility can help us all work toward peace. Ages 1½ -3.

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.

ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE

Date/Time: 09/24/2019 / 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Woodlawn Library
Categories:New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags: Non-violence, Discussion

Organization: Alternative To Violence Project, http://avpde.org
Questions and Registration (Recommended): Susan, 509-690-0598wilsonsue8@yahoo.com
Description: The AVP overview will present conflict management skills that enable individuals to build successful interpersonal interactions, gain insights into themselves and find new and positive approaches to their lives.

HOPE FOR RECOVERY: 3 PART WORKSHOP

Date/Time: 09/24/2019 / 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Sun Behavioral Delaware
Categories: Sussex County
Tag: Well-being

Organization: NAMI Delaware, www.namidelaware.org
Questions and Registration (Required): Jenn,  302-427-0787jford@namide.org
Description: Hope for Recovery is a FREE workshop facilitated by trained family members who will share practical information and their own experiences as caregivers to help participants understand the complexities of supporting those living with mental illness. The classes begin on 9/24/2019 and continue for three consecutive nights. Register at: http://www.sunh4r.eventbrite.com

NAMI FRIENDS & FAMILY

Date/Time: 09/24/2019 / 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Brandywine Hundred Library
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags: Well-being, Library event

Organization:,NAMI Delaware, http://www.namidelaware.org
Questions: Jenn, 302-427-0787jford@namide.org
Description: NAMI Family & Friends is a a free 90-minute presentation that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them, led by trained presenters with lived experience. NAMI Friends & Family

PEACE DOVE CRAFT

Date/Time: 09/24/2019 / 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Delaware City Library
Categories: New Castle County, New Castle/Bear
Tags: Library event, Creative activities, Youth

Organization: Delaware City Library, http://DelawareCity.lib.de.us
Questions and Registration(recommended): Cathy, 302-834-4148cathy.gray@lib.de.us
Description: Sew your own decorative hanging dove to show that you stand for peace. Ages 12-17.

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.

OUR WHOLE LIVES, SEXUALITY AND OUR FAITH

Date/Time: 09/24/2019 / 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: New Ark United Church of Christ
Categories: New Castle County, Newark/Pike Creek
Tags: Well-being. Youth

Organization: New Ark United Church of Christ, https://www.newarkucc.org/
Questions: Angela, 302-563-0347, luvjava@comcast.net
Description: An introduction will be given to this series of sexuality youth education programs  that helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their relationships, health, and behavior in the context of their faith.

ANY BRIDGE IS A BRIDGE — PEACEMAKERS IN IRAN

Date/Time: 09/24/2019 / 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags: Human rights

Organization: Middle East Collaborative of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, https://www.pym.org/middle-east-collaborative/, DelPHR
Questions: Sandy, 609-304-1836drsandyrea@hotmail.com
Description: In March, Quaker peacemakers Stephanie Judson and Sandy Rea visited Iran with a U.S. peace delegation arranged by CODEPINK—spending 4 intense days of political meetings in Tehran and 2 days in historic Isfahan. They’ll report on the people they met and the effects of US sanctions and policies.

CHOICE ROAD: AN AMERICAN TALE SHORT FILM & LIVE EL ROD PERFORMANCE

Date/Time: 09/24/2019 / 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Route 9 Library and Innovation Center
Categories: New Castle County, New Castle/Bear
Tags: Youth, Non-violence, Discussion

Organization: Christiana Care Health System, Trauma Program, http://www.christianacare.org/violenceprevention,
Questions: Chaz, 302-733-4996cmolins@christianacare.org
Description: Choice Road-An American Tale is a program for youths, grades 6-12 which includes a short film produced in Wilmington. A 16 year old boy decides to join a gang. He is shot and badly hurt. The host will talk to the youths in a discussion of choices/consequences. Local rapper El Rod will perform live.

MEETA PARKER 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 Parker will sing an original composition against gun violence as well as other soft “peaceful” popular easy listening songs.

Wednesday, September 25

JAVA RADIO PEACE JAM

Date/Time: 09/25/2019 / 6:00 am – 8:30 am
Location: On air, 91.3 FM and www.wvud.org
Categories: New Castle County
Tags: Arts

Organization:  www.wvud.org
Questions: Shelley, 302-831-2701michelejavatime@gmail.com
Description: Get ready to get your peace jam on! Join Shelley Kelley(photo) on the WVUD 91.3FM radio airwaves from 6 AM – 8:30 AM featuring songs of peace from artists, local and around the world.

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.

PEACE WEEK GREEN SCREEN

Date/Time: 09/25/2019 / 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Brandywine Hundred Library
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags: Library event, Youth, Adult, Creative activities

Organization: Brandywine Hundred Library, https://www.nccde.org/294/Brandywine-Hundred-Library
Questions: Greta, 302-477-3150greta.white@newcastlede.gov
Description: Have the option to have your photo taken with a Peace Week themed background and have us email the Peace Week photo as a memento from the Brandywine Hundred Library Peace Week Green Screen  in celebration of Peace Week! All Ages.

HOUR OF POWER INTERFAITH PRAYER SERVICE

Date/Time: 09/25/2019 / 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Bethel AME Church
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags:
Worship service

Organization: The Interdenominational Ministers Action Council of Delaware (IMAC), http://www.imacde.org
Questions: LaVaida, 302-547-3227cokparish@aol.com
Description: The All New IMAC (Interdenominational Ministers Action Council of Delaware) will host a prayer service representing Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith traditions working together in unity, prayer and divine purpose.

THE POWER OF PURPOSE: A DRIVING FORCE

Date/Time: 09/25/2019 / 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Location:University of Delaware STAR Tower
Categories: New Castle County, Newark/Pike Creek
Tags: Well-being

Organization: UD Employee Health And Well Being, http://www.udel.edu/006261, Partnership for Healthy Communities
Questions and Registration (Required):
Employee Health and Wellbeing, (302)831-8388wellbeing@udel.edu
Description: This conversation series allows the community to talk to industry experts about a variety of topics. Identifying and connecting with your inner Purpose is a powerful predictor of personal well-being. Register at: http://www.udel.edu/006261,

SAFE ENVIRONMENTS

Date/Time: 09/25/2019 / 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Delaware City Library
Categories: New Castle/Bear
Tags: Youth, Adults, Library event

Organization: Delaware City Library, http://www.DelawareCity.lib.de.us, Brandywine Zoo
Questions and Registration (Recommended): Cathy, 302-834-4148cathy.gray@lib.de.us
Description: Help kids better understand each other with animals that are often misunderstood or feared, such as insects, spiders or reptiles. Presented by the Brandywine Zoo. All ages.

PIZZA WITH POLICE: MIDDLETOWN

Date/Time: 09/25/2019 /5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Appoquinimink Community Library
Categories: Middletown, New Castle County
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.

PEACE MEDITATION

Date/Time: 09/25/2019 / 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
Categories: New Castle County, Newark/Pike Creek
Tags: Well-being

Organization: Zen Meditation Group of UUFN, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark, http://www.uufn.org
Questions: John, 302-383-7968, pesek@udel.edu
Description: Participants can seek the peace in their hearts that is the source for peace in the world. Each half hour we will break to spend a few minutes with presentations for peace. Participants may come and go freely and may sit (chair or cushion) or walk as spirit or comfort moves them.

DRUM CIRCLE AND HEALING SOUND BATH MEDITATION

Date/Time: 09/25/2019 / 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Buzz Ware Village Center
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags: Arts, Well-being

Organization: Awakened Heart Spiritual Center, http://www.AwakenedHeart.net
Questions: Dave Jones, 302-525-0021awakenedheartde@gmail.com
Description: Enjoy an evening of commUnity as we create music together with drumming that taps into our primal nature as we have for thousands of years. The second half of the evening offers a profoundly healing sound bath meditation with live musicians. No experience necessary in drumming or meditation.

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.

TRANSGENDER INCLUSION IN CONGREGATIONS

Transgender Inclusion

Date/Time: 09/25/2019 / 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: New Ark United Church of Christ
Categories: New Castle County, Newark/Pike Creek
Tags: Inclusion, Discussion, Human rights

Organizations: New Ark United Church of Christ, https://www.newarkucc.org/, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark, http://www.uufn.org/
Questions: Peggy, 410-398-7555, dillner@comcast.net
Description: This is the first of a six-week online series for individuals, groups, and congregational teams who want to take their knowledge and skills to the next level in terms of trans identity and how to create congregations that are fully inclusive and affirming of the full breadth of gender.

PEACE WEEK MAKE AND TAKE

Date/Time: 09/25/2019 / 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location:Route 9 Library and Innovation Center
Categories: New Castle County, New Castle/Bear
Tags: Library event, Creative activities, Youth

Organization: Route 9 Library & Innovation Center
Questions: Marissa, 302-657-8020Marissa.Parker@newcastlede.gov
Description: Join us in the Children’s area for a crafting session to celebrate Peace Week. Ages 5-12. Supplies are limited; first come, first served.

SISTERS

Date/Time: 09/25/2019 / 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Location: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
Categories: Sussex County
Tags: Inclusion

Organization: None
Questions: Judy, jgkmoore@gmail.com
Description: Six women: two Christians, two Jews, and two Muslims, have been meeting together since March of 2018 to talk about how each of our faiths have formed and influenced our lives. We soon discovered how similar we are spiritually, and have formed a loving bond with each other.  Now we call ourselves “Sisters.” We want to share our experience and journey of discovery. Each woman will give a presentation on her impressions about our sessions, followed by discussion and questions. We will be encouraging more interfaith groups to form.

COLORS OF LOVE STAMP PROGRAM

Date/Time: 09/25/2019 / 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location:Route 9 Library and Innovation Center
Categories: New Castle County, New Castle/Bear
Tags: Library event, Youth, Creative activity

Organization: Route 9 Library & Innovation Center
Questions and Registration (Required) : Stephanie , 302-657-8020Stephanie.Struglia@newcastlede.gov
Description: Celebrate Peace Week by learning how to carve and ink a custom stamp and create cards with quotes about peace, some of which will be displayed on a community board. Take one home too! Ages 13-Adult. Registration required.  https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/5692880

Thursday, September 26

MINDFULNESS FOR DAILY PRACTICE

Date/Time: 09/26/2019 / 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Bear Library
Categories: New Castle County, New Castle/Bear
Tags: Library event, Well-being

Organization: New Castle County Bear Library,  https://nccde.org/291/Bear-Library
Questions and registration(required):
Owen,  302-838-3300,  thomas.thorne@newcastlede.gov,
registration is required through Bear Library INFO Desk 302-838-3300
Description: If you find yourself feeling stress then mindfulness may be helpful to you! Come find out about a variety of mindfulness practices and how to integrate them seamlessly into your routine with Emily B. Evans, LPCMH. Registration required. Ages 12-Adults.

TRAUMA-INFORMED COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & RESILIENCE WORKSHOP

Date/Time: 09/26/2019 / 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: North Atrium, STAR Health Sciences Complex
Categories: New Castle County, Newark/Pike Creek
Tags: Inclusion

Organization: UD Partnership For Healthy Communities, https://sites.udel.edu/healthycommunities/, Trauma Matters Delaware
Questions and Registration (Required): Noel, 302-831-3899phc-info@udel.edu
Description: We will explore how a trauma-informed approach takes into account community trauma (i.e. violence, adversity, historical trauma, structural violence), builds connection, and actively incorporates strategies for community healing and resilience. Delaware community-driven efforts will be highlighted.

AN INSIDE LOOK AT IMMIGRATION AT A LOCAL LEVEL

Date/Time: 09/26/2019 / 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
Categories: New Castle County, Newark/Pike Creek
Tags: Inclusion, Arts, Discussion, Human rights

Organization: UUFN Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark, http://uufn.org
Questions and Registration (Recommended): Erika, 302-723-5885be.live.erika@gmail.com
Description: Come open your senses and understand what we know and don’t know about immigration and our direct connection to it all. We’ll feature music, arts, and a panel of speakers. All of it with the intent of sensitizing us all to the honest reality of immigrants today. We will celebrate their important impact and what their contributions mean. Their presence enriches our hearts and the future of a healthy, peaceful, and progressive Delaware.

“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.

WILMINGTON PEACEKEEPERS BBQ

Date/Time: 09/26/2019 / 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Kingswood Community Center
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags: Meal, Inclusion, Outdoors

Organization: Wilmington Peacekeepers
Questions: Terry, 302-383-2490terry92964peace@gmail.com
Description: The Wilmington Peacekeepers will host a community BBQ  at Kingswood Community Center, 2300 Bowers St, Wilmington, DE 19802. We have done this in a different part of the city each year with the hopes of bridging the gaps and bringing the communities together. The Peacekeepers believe that our communities need healing from the violence that plagues our city. This event is one of the olive branches that we extend to all communities in Wilmington to come out and be part of something inspiring and important. Come out for food, drinks, and fun—and meet other people who care about what is happening in our communities.

GIVE LOCAL HONEY A CHANCE

Date/Time: 09/26/2019 / 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Delaware City Library
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags: Discussion, Environment, Library event

Organization: Delaware City Library, www.delawarecity.lib.de.us
Questions: Kirsten, 302-834-4148kirsten.hickey@lib.de.us
Description: The Delaware Beekeepers Association informs patrons on the medicinal, ecological, and culinary uses for local honey. Afterwards, sample varieties of local honey.

PROMOTING PEACE THROUGH COMPASSIONATE LIVING

Date/Time: 09/26/2019 / 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Siegel JCC
Categories: New Castle County
Tags: Well-being, Meal , Environment

Organization(s): Siegel JCC, http://www.siegeljcc.org, Jewish Veg, http://www.jewishveg.org, Main Street Vegan,  https://mainstreetvegan.net
Questions: Katie, 302-478-5660 x205,  katieglazier@siegeljcc.org
Description: Join us to explore veganism and how to promote peace through compassionate living. Sample tasty plant-based foods; hear from guest speakers Victoria Moran of Main Street Vegan and Jeffrey Spitz Cohan of Jewish Veg. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Speakers begin at 6 pm.


“UPSTAIRS INFERNO”: FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION

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Date/Time: 09/26/2019 / 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Metropolitan Community Church
Categories: County
Tags: Inclusion, Discussion, Film screening, Human rights

Organization: Metropolitan Community Church, www.mccrehoboth.org,
Questions: Joseph, 410-804-6407turnheartlighton@gmail.com
Description: On June 24, 1973, an arsonist set fire to the Up Stairs Lounge, a gay bar on the edge of the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana. The devastating fire was compounded by the homophobic reaction and lack of concern of the general public.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN DELAWARE

Date/Time: 09/26/2019 / 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Christ Lutheran Church
Categories: Sussex County
Tags: Non-violence, Human rights

Organization: Christ Lutheran Church, https://christlutheranseaford.com/
Questions: Leona, 302-629-9755, donandleona3536@aol.com
Description: The invasiveness of human trafficking is harming the core of our society. Often we do not recognize the prevalence of this horrific crime against children in our own state. Sex trafficking may be occurring in your neighborhood. Learn to recognize red flags and become empowered to make a difference.

GUIDED MEDITATION FOR PEACE

Date/Time: 09/26/2019 / 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Take Care Apothecary
Categories: Hockessin/Greenville, New Castle County
Tags: Well-being

Organization: Take Care Apothecary,  http://www.takecareapothecary.com, Radiance Dance Studio
Questions and Registration (Recommended): Natalie, 302-299-8679natalie@takecareapothecary.com
Description: Join us for a guided meditation on healing and bringing peace into ourselves as well as Mother Earth. We will focus our intention on the Amazon, oceans, and animals. Seating: floor seats and cushions (against the wall). Wear comfy clothes/layers, please RSVP on our website by purchasing a $0 ticket.

INTERFAITH CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FOR PEACE

Date/Time: 09/26/2019 / 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Location: Camden Friends Meeting
Categories: Kent County
Tags: Worship service

Organization: The Interfaith Circle Spiritual Community, https://www.theinterfaithcirclesc.org/, Camden Friends Meeting
Questions: Rev. Ouida Joi, 510-350-6249,  the.interfaith.circle1@gmail.com
Description: Please join us for an evening of prayers for peace from different faith traditions, drumming, and meditation. All are welcome to bring prayers from different faith traditions to share.

KIRTAN PEACE WALK

Date/Time: 09/26/2019 / 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Newark Shopping Center
Categories: New Castle County, Newark/Pike Creek
Tags: Meal

Organization: Krishna Village, krishnavillage.us
Questions: Krsnakirtana dasa, 302-367-5915delawareyogasociety@gmail.com
Description: Join us as we experience the peace of the Hare Krishna practice of the chanting of God’s name. This is done in a call and response way, accompanied by musical instruments. Everyone is welcome. We will gather at the Newark Shopping Center, walk on the sidewalk toward the University of Delaware campus, and then return. The evening ends with a vegetarian snack/dinner.

Friday, September 27

CELEBRATING A DECADE OF FRIENDLY PERSUASION

Organization: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Wilmington, http://www.olli.udel.edu,
Questions: Sue, 302-234-1495Susan.dagenais@verizon.net
Description: Come hear the impactful stories of local, dedicated peace activists who participated in the Kennett Square Peace Vigils, begun in 2001. Their stories have been captured through oral history interviews and are housed in the Reading Room at OLLI. Our program is an oral reading of highlights from these moving, informative stories. Come learn about peace vigils and Quaker pacifism, important examples for today.

VISIT FRIDAY PRAYER SERVICE AT THE MUSLIM CENTER OF WILMINGTON

Date/Time: 09/27/2019 / 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Muslim Center of Wilmington
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tabs: Worship Service

Organization: Muslim Center of Wilmington, http://masjidalkauthar.org/
Questions: Sharon, 302-290-3203sharonali.eds@gmail.com
Description: Have you ever visited a mosque or talked with Muslims? We invite you to come and see for yourself.  Observe Muslims making their Friday Congregational Prayer together and offer your own private prayers at that time.  Prayer takes place after a brief sermon. Everyone is asked to remove their shoes before going into the sanctuary. Notice that men and women are seated separately. Everyone is seated on the floor except for those who are handicapped. At the conclusion of the prayer service (about 2 pm), there will be time for Q&A and socializing. We look forward to welcoming you!
Note: It would be a nice gesture for visiting ladies to wear long skirt or slacks, and a head scarf, though this is not mandatory. Our building is handicap accessible. 

S.U.N. SIXTH ANNIVERSARY

Date/Time: 09/27/2019 / 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: S. U. N. PARK
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags: Inclusion, Non-violence

Organization: S. U. N., Safe United Neighborhoods
Questions: Sandra, 302-530-6881prayingground@yahoo.com
Description: Safe United Neighborhoods, aka S. U. N., is a non profit organization with the mission to promote a clean and safe environment for the N. E. Community by providing youth activities, partnership with WPD and community walks; we also provide emergency relief for those in need.

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 , Inclusion

Organization: St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, http://www.ststeph.org
Questions: Kanchalee, 302-652-7623, office@ststeph.org
Description: “True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.” Please join us in a conversation from 7:00-8:00 with Sarah McBride to talk about how the presence of justice and equality can be a pathway to true peace. Sarah is the National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign. Enjoy food trucks, coffee and music. More information at http://www.ststeph.org

“A SEPARATE PLACE, THE SCHOOLS P.S. DUPONT BUILT”

Date/Time: 09/27/2019 / 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: New Ark United Church of Christ
Categories: New Castle County, Newark/Pike Creek
Tags: Inclusion, Human rights, Film screening, Discussion

Organizations: New Ark United Church of Christ, http://www.newarkucc.org/, Newark NAACP
Questions: Jean, 302-368-1378jbkutcher@verizon.net
Description: View and discuss this documentary about the legacy of segregation and desegregation in African American education. The film focuses on the schools built by P.S. Du Pont in Delaware and is a compelling oral history of the students and teachers whose lives span 75 years of African American education. This event is co-sponsored by the Newark NAACP.

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, Film screening

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.

FILM SCREENING: “WITH ONE VOICE”

Date/Time: 09/27/2019 / 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Camden Friends Meeting
Categories: Kent County
Tags: Inclusion, Well-being, Film screening

Organization: Camden Friends Meeting, https://www.camdenquakers.org/
Questions: Susan , 302-222-4198skight61@gmail.com
Description: “With One Voice” brings together mystics from fourteen spiritual traditions to share their perspectives on the unifying truth that transcends all religions. These teachers address questions about life and love, the existence of God, the path to spiritual awakening and the way to true peace.

Saturday, September 28

TONGLEN — THE BUDDHIST PRACTICE TO GROW PEACE IN THE WORLD

Date/Time: 09/28/2019 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware
Categories: Sussex County
Tags: Well-being

Organization: Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware,  https://uussd.org/, Quakertown Wellness Center
Questions and Registration (Recommended): Sue, 302-644-0130greerhawk@gmail.com
Description: Tonglen will be presented in a guided meditation form, inviting us to open up to greater compassion for ourselves and the world. The practice of Tonglen has been handed down through teacher to student for over 1000 years. It is a practice of great kindness.

HARRIET TUBMAN: HOW SHE CHANGED THE WORLD AND HOW YOU CAN TOO

Date/Time: 09/28/2019 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Wilmington Friends Meetinghouse
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags: Discussion, Youth

Organization: Pacem in Terris,  http://www.depaceminterris.org, Quaker Hill Historic Preservation Foundation, http://quakerhillhistoric.org/
Questions and Registration(Recommended):
Medard, 302-656-2721, mg@depaceminterris.org
Description: An informative and inspiring two-part program for students, ages 10-18, that features activities, experiences and visuals, not lecture. Students learn who Harriet Tubman was, what she did, how she did it and why. What youth can do today to change our world is featured.

A DOCUMENTARY: “A PRAYER FOR COMPASSION”

Date/Time: 09/28/2019 / 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Victory Christian Fellowship Church
Categories: New Castle County, New Castle/Bear
Tags: Film screening, Discussion, Environment

Organizations: LifeIsDelicious, http://www.Delawarevegfest.com, Faithful Friends Animal Society
Questions: Diane, 302-834-3695lifeisdelicious.life@gmail.com
Description: Victoria Moran, the film producer of “A Prayer for Compassion” will be sharing a wealth of information on how to change the environment, end animal suffering and why a plant-based diet is the healthiest way to live. There will be a Q&A and book signing. Come and join the experience!!

EXPRESS YOUR THOUGHT MURAL

Date/Time: 09/28/2019 / 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: The Village Tree Farm
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags: Non-violence, Youth, Adults

Organization: The Village Tree Inc, http://www.thevillagetree.org
Questions: Cecelia, 302-298-6349info@thevillagetree.org
Description: This outdoor event invites everyone to express their thoughts and feelings about today’s society through the arts. Our youth are invited to share their artwork on canvas. We want to hear your suggestions on cultivating social change in the community. Bring your thoughts, markers, and brushes.

MEETA PARKER SINGS “PEACEFUL” BALLADS: CLAYMONT

Date/Time: 09/28/2019 / 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Claymont Library
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags:
Library event, Arts, Youth, Adults

Organization: Claymont Library,  http://www.newcastlede.gov/claymont
Questions: Belinda, 302-798-4164,  belinda.mccrea@newcastlede.gov
Description: Singer Meeta Parker and her virtual band perform popular rock, dance, country pop, blues, R & B and a few original songs. Family friendly concert. All ages.

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

NEW CASTLE COUNTY 2ND ANNUAL LGBTQ YOUTH PRIDE FESTIVAL

Date/Time: 09/29/2019 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags: Youth, Well-being, Outside

Organization(s): Ncclgbtqyouthpride, 
https://www.facebook.com/NCCLGBTQYouthPride/, FreeLeeFoundation
Questions: DeShanna, 302-377-3409de1029@msn.com
Description: NCC Annual LGBTQ Youth Pride Festival provides resources, education, and celebration for ALL AGES. For allies, families, and members of the community.

SHARON KATZ AND THE PEACE TRAIN PERFORMANCE

Date/Time: 09/29/2019 / 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Buzz Ware Village Center
Categories: Wilmington, New Castle County
Tags: Arts, Well-being

Organization: Awakened Heart Spiritual Center, http://www.AwakenedHeart.net, Sharon Katz & The Peace Train
Questions: Dave, 302-525-0021awakenedheartde@gmail.com
Descriptions: Award-winning South African musician Sharon Katz and the Peace Train have performed across Africa and the world for 25 years. She is also the subject of a multiple award-winning 2015 documentary, “When Voices Meet.” See the movie trailer.

DANCING YOUR PEACE FORWARD: ARDEN IN MOTION CO-CREATIVE DANCE-MUSIC WORKSHOP

Date/Time: 09/29/2019 / 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Arden Gild Hall
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags: Arts

Organizations: Corporate Presentations, https://www.facebook.com/ArdenInMotion/,
Questions: Nina, 302-743-6823NinaSherak@gmail.com
Description: Come honor the last day of Peace Week in this creative movement journey for the body, heart, and soul. No prior experience needed. Enjoy a series of movement meditations and improvisational peace-centered structures to inspire spontaneous self-expression and fun collective creation to live music!

INTERFAITH DIALOGUE – ISLAM AND PEACE

Date/Time: 09/29/2019 / 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Islamic Society of Delaware
Categories: New Castle County, Newark/Pike Creek
Tags: Non-violence, Discussion

Organization: Islamic Society Of Delaware, www.isdonline.org
Questions: Irfan, 302-690-2706ipatel72@gmail.com
Description: Join us for a discussion of the principles of Islam relative to peace and nonviolence.  People of all faiths are welcome.

SIXTH ANNUAL MARCH FOR A CULTURE OF PEACE

Date/Time: 09/29/2019 / 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Helen Chambers Playground to Wilmington Friends Meetinghouse
Categories: New Castle County, Wilmington
Tags: Non-violence

Organizations: Movement For A Culture of Peace, www.wilmingtonpeacemarch.wordpress.com, Nonviolent Wilmington
Questions: Jeff, 302-690-5489 jeffrey.lott@gmail.com
Description: Let’s bring everyone together to show that we are one community opposed to violence, murder, poverty, racism, and exclusion. Our sixth annual March for a Culture of Peace will start at Helen Chambers Playground and take us to the historic Wilmington Friends Meetinghouse, where we will make a public call for Nonviolent Wilmington.

NONVIOLENT WILMINGTON

Non-violent Wilmington

Date/Time: 09/29/2019 / 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Wilmington Friends Meetinghouse
Categories: Wilmington, New Castle County
Tags: Non-violence

Organization: Movement For A Culture Of Peace, https://nonviolentwilmington.org, Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service
Questions: Jeffrey Lott, 302-690-5489jeffrey.lott@gmail.com
Description: We will gather as a peace-loving community to introduce a public declaration that Wilmington will become a Nonviolent City. This will begin a positive transformation of Wilmington to align with the principles of Gandhi and King. Come celebrate nonviolence and the future of our city.

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