Kent County Events


Full Schedule:  Kent County Events
Sept. 17–24, 2017

The following events are currently scheduled for Peace Week Delaware in Kent County.

All events are subject to change.

All Week

Library Events and Displays

Displays at our
 Public Libraries

Books and other items related to a culture of Peace will be displayed in a prominent location at the entrance to the libraries along with bookmarks with suggestions for Adults, Teens, and Children.  Use these live links to get hours and locations.

Lewes Public Library
Bear Public Library
Claymont Public Library
Frankford Public Library
Georgetown Public Library
New Castle Public Library
Newark Free Library
Kirkwood Library
South Coastal Public Library
Wilmington Public Library
Woodlawn Public Library

Monday, Sept. 18

 What is the Alternatives to Violence Project?

How does it work? Join us for an evening of hands-on activities.

Where: Camden Friends Meeting House, Commerce St, Camden, DE
When: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Sponsored by: The Alternatives to Violence Project,
Questions?: Teri Gray,, 443-553-0224

Monday, Sept. 18

Be the Change You Wish to See in The World (Dover)

People to People-Delaware’s theme for Peace Week 2017 is “Be the Change You Wish to See in The World.” Our public program will feature an appearance by the Philadelphia-area Honorary Consul of Ghana, Michael Griffin. Our keynote speaker will be Mary Eisenhower, National People to People Board President.  The afternoon will end with a discussion: “What can you, as an individual, do to promote peace and mutual understanding in your community?”

Where: MLK Parlor C ,Delaware State University, 1200 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901
When: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Sponsored by: People to People Delaware, and Delaware State University,
Questions?: Kim Burdick, or Rev. Pamela Adams,,  302.857.7627

Tuesday, Sept. 19

Know Your Neighbor: An Interfaith Conversation

Representatives of the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faiths will share the basics of their respective tradition, as well as its meaning for them personally. Brief presentations will be followed by a panel discussion. The hope is that this conversation may lead to a variety of further interfaith gatherings, based on the premise that the more we know our neighbor, the better we can love our neighbor.

Where: Christ Episcopal Church, 501 South State Street, Dover, DE 19903
When: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Sponsored by: Christ Episcopal Church,
Advance Registration
Questions?: Fr. Chuck Weiss, (302) 734-5731

Wednesday, Sept. 20

Understanding Immigration in Kent County

Although diversity in our communities has increasingly caught society’s attention during the last four decades, historically -even before its inception- the U.S. soil has fostered a variety of demographic movements that make us question today’s definition of immigration. To fully understand the immigration experience, we ought to review personal, sociological, and historical components that redefine the term; who do we label as “immigrants”? With this background, we will, with fresher eyes, see our relationships as neighbors in Kent County, in the U.S. and in the global village. Charito Calvachi-Mateyko will provide the Hispanic-Latino perspective. She is a restorative justice practitioner and a passionate promoter of racial justice and the Latino culture. English-Spanish translations will be provided.

Wells Theater is located in Slaybaugh Hall off Cecil Street and the North Plaza of the Wesley College Campus. (Blue and white balloons will be displayed at the door). You can also park earlier at Wesley United Methodist Church (209 S. State St., Dover, DE) to share a quick meal at 6:00 pm. By 6:20 pm, you can walk to the theater or take a free shuttle.

Where:  Wells Theater at Wesley College, 120 North State Street Dover Dover, DE 19901.
When: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Sponsored by: La Caminante,
Questions?: Carlos S. Reyes-Rodríguez,, 443-846-3365

Friday, Sept. 22

 Demystifying Arab Culture

Nawar Shora is a Senior Policy Advisor with the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, National Targeting Center’s Counter-Terrorism Division.  His presentation, run as an interactive discussion, is based on his book, The Arab American Handbook.  Subjects covered include: communities targeted for radicalization, including Arabs, Arab-Americans, and Muslims; differences between Arabs and Muslims,both domestically and globally; background on Islam and its belief system; social and behavioral norms. Discussions are approached from a non-threatening, light hearted angle which helps to build trust and breakdown barriers.

Where:  Delaware State University, Bank of America Building, Room 113, 1200 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901
When: 1:00 – 3:00 pm (with 10-minute intermission)
Sponsored by: Wesley United Methodist Church, www.wesleyumc-dover.comThe Presbyterian Church of Dover, & Delaware State University
Questions?: Rev. Amy Yarnall, Wesley UMC,, 302-354-2982; Chaplain Pamela Adams, Delaware State University, 302-270-7739,

Sunday, Sept. 24

Open House at Five Outreach Programs

Two food pantries, the clothing closet and two shelters are hosting an open house. Attendees will be able to tour the facilities to experience ways the Dover community is caring for those families in need. There will be volunteers available to answer questions.

 Where:  Wesley Methodist Church; Holy Cross Catholic Church; First Baptist Church; People’s Place Shelter, 3 Vera’s Way, Dover;and  Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing Shelter (DIMH), 684 Forest St, Dover.
When: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sponsored by: Kent Ecumenical Ministirium
Questions?:   Kathy Lessard,, 302-698-1091

Sept. 17-24, 2017