Are You Ready for Peace Week Delaware?

 

It’s time to get involved:
Create. Volunteer. Plan. Give.

Peace Week Delaware (PWD) is gaining momentum and attracting attention across the First State. Our inaugural series of peace-themed arts events, workshops, lectures, concerts, films, and festivals will run from Sept. 17 to 24 – Sunday to Sunday – bracketing International Peace Day on Thursday, September 21.

 

How can you help?

Create – Create an event and have it added  to the PWD calendar! provide! Online event registration will open on June 1. We will accept event plans at any time – but after August 15, we can’t add your event  to our printed program for Peace Week.

Volunteer – We’re still seeking people with media skills to help us promote Peace Week Delaware statewide. We have great ideas to promote PWD but need someone like you to put those ideas into action. If you can pitch in, email volunteer@peaceweekdelaware.org. Additional volunteer opportunities are described here.

Plan – The PWD Steering Committee can always use more brainpower! Email info@peaceweekdelaware.org to receive meeting invitations, agendas, and minutes. The meeting calendar is here.

Give – The Movement for a Culture of Peace is grateful for the outpouring of support for Peace Week Delaware – but many of the things we’d like to do depend upon receiving additional funds. If you, your organization, or group would like to financially support Peace Week Delaware, please visit our Support page.

We can astonish our state with our commitment to change.

Our goal is to build Delaware’s capacity to work together to solve our problems and create a culture of peace. Our vision is that Delaware will become known for its transformation from a culture of violence to a culture of peace.

Visit www.peaceweekdelaware.org to find out how you can become involved.

If you have questions, reach out to info@peaceweekdelaware.org.

Are you ready for Peace Week Delaware?

Event Development Workshop June 12

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The Steering Committee is excited about how the plans for Peace Week Delaware 2017 are coming together.  It’s time to meet again, to expand the individuals and groups involved, and to develop plans for specific events. 

Please join the Peace Week Delaware “Event Development Workshop.” 

Monday, June 12, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
First Unitarian Church of Wilmington
730 Halstead Road, Wilmington 19803

(The church is at the corner of Rte 202 and Whitby Rd.  Please use the main entrance on Whitby Road.  Parking is available across the street, and on Halstead Road behind the church)

During the Workshop we will:

  • Update you on plans so far
  • Show you  the power of our website – peaceweekdelaware.org
  • Share graphic resources to help you promote your event
  • Work together on plans for events that you and others can sponsor during Peace Week

Please come with your plans for an event and be ready to collaborate with others.

The Peace Week Delaware Steering Committee

Join in Creating Peace Week Delaware

September 18–25, 2016

From September 18–25, peace-loving folks across our state will celebrate Peace Week Delaware—a statewide series of events raising awareness and hope for peace in our communities, nation, and world. We encourage you and your organization to join in by helping to create the inaugural Peace Week Delaware.

What is Peace Week Delaware?  Peace Week Delaware is an expanded vision of peace led by the Movement for a Culture of Peace, which organized peace marches in Wilmington in 2014 and 2015 and has held monthly public forums on how to achieve peace and address the impact of violence. Last September’s march drew 400 participants from dozens of organizations across Delaware, demonstrating that our state wants to create a new paradigm of peace—and a new level of peace activism.

Peace Week Delaware will provide a coordinated outlet for that energy, widening the circle of nonviolent action across the state. The week of September 18–25 brings Campaign Nonviolence Action Week to life in Delaware.

Who is involved?  The Movement for a Culture of Peace and its community partners are behind Peace Week Delaware. An independent committee—the Peace Week Collective—began meeting in February to mobilize community participation and organize events for this week. A number of non-profit organizations, neighborhood groups, churches and individuals have committed to creating Peace Week Delaware together.

Why participate?  We challenge you to consider how you can bring the spirit of Peace Week into your life or organization. Our goal is to have at least 20 events statewide under the Peace Week Delaware banner. Hosting a Peace Week Delaware event has several benefits:

  • Connecting with fellow activists working towards peace and nonviolence
  • Showcasing your organization’s work to a broader audience
  • Leveraging the power of Peace Week’s website and social media
  • Uniting with like-minded folks to celebrate your group’s mission
  • Helping to define the future of Peace Week Delaware in this inaugural year

 How can we get involved? There are two ways.  One, organize a Peace Week Delaware event. You can do this through your organization or as an individual or neighborhood. Visit www.peaceweekdelaware.org to find Peace Week ideas and an FAQ about how to create your own Peace Week event.  Leverage our website and social media program to get the word out about your event.

Two, work with the Peace Week Collective on one of several events already in the works—an art exhibit, an interfaith peace vigil, a concert, and the third annual March for a Culture of Peace led by the Movement for a Culture of Peace. You’re welcome at any meetings of the Collective to learn more about how to contribute to Peace Week Delaware. Meetings are listed on the website. And, of course, we hope you and members of your organization will attend these events.

What if I have more questions?  Visit www.peaceweekdelaware.org or email info@peaceweekdelaware.org.

We hope you will be part of creating peace this September
and beyond. We have an opportunity to declare our desire
for peace and our ideas for achieving it – and we can make
a greater difference if we act together as one Delaware.

Sept. 17-24, 2017