Saturday, Sept. 24

Saturday, Sept. 24

cropped-PeaceWeek_logo2-3.jpgThe following events are currently scheduled for Peace Week Delaware. All events are subject to change. This list contains the latest official information.

DSCN06443rd Annual March
for a Culture of Peace

Let’s bring everyone together—city and suburban; black, brown and white; Anglo, African, and Hispanic; advantaged and disadvantaged; Christian, Muslim and Jew; young and old; people of all political views—to show that we are one community opposed to violence, murder, poverty, racism, and exclusion. This is our third annual March for a Culture of Peace.

Where: Begins and ends in Judy Johnson Memorial Park, Third and DuPont Streets, Wilmington 19805
What: A peace march through Wilmington’s West side/Hilltop neighborhood, ending in a rally.
When: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, followed by Day of Peace (below)
Sponsored byMovement for a Culture of Peace
Volunteers needed. Contact

302_guns_down_logoA Day of Peace:
Community Rally and Resource Day

Not just a rally, but a day of peace for our community sparked by an anti-violence campaign. The purpose of this event is to make a team effort to empower our youth and change their perspective by showing them the many local opportunities available to them—and to directly connect them with existing resources that meet their needs.

Where: Judy Johnson Memorial Park, Third and DuPont Streets, Wilmington 19805
What: Live performances, dance, activities, games, employment resources, wellness, vendors, National Guard, sports recruiters & more!
When: March begins 11:30. Rally and park event starts 12:30. Ends 4:30.
Sponsored by: 302 Guns Down.
You can help: Interested in sponsoring or vending? Table space is free. Email

PeaceReadings Graphic_jpegPeace & the Spoken Word

Stories can be central to peacemaking. Brief narrative readings—all spoken aloud—will present the ideas and experiences of great thinkers and writers on equity, dispelling conflict, and making peace. During these participatory readings, audience members will be invited to read out selected passages. Come share an encounter with powerful and compassionate ideas that are relevant for our times. Four events: Sept. 18, 22, 24, 25. Attend any or all.

migrants321III.  Refugees
and Exiles
Today’s readings on Refugees and Exiles, explore the question: Who is a refugee and who is an exile? We will try to find an answer in readings that give a glimpse into refugee and exile lives and destinies. Hannah Arendt and other thinkers will show us the way.

Where: Brandywine Hundred Library, 1300 Foulk Rd., Wilmington 19803
When: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Sponsored by: Plays of the World
Advance Registration Suggested:
Questions: Nina Banerjee, (302) 463-4095

hockessin-peace-weekPeace Building Traditions:
Hockessin Library,
Sat. 9/24

 Latin American history, anthropology, political science and peace-building disciplines will be considered from the perspective of a native Ecuadorian with a master’s degree in conflict transformation and a doctorate in law. The presentation approaches popular history, folktales, indigenous traditions and the history of resistance to injustice from multiple diverse perspectives. For teens and adults.
Where: 1023 Valley Rd, Hockessin, DE 19707
When: Saturday, Sept. 24, 2:30-4 p.m.

Selichot Service and Concert with Avi Wisnia


Avi_WisniaA special Selichot (Penitential) service anticipating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, featuring singer-songwriter Avi Wisnia, who will explore his grandfather’s experience in the Holocaust, his own visits to the concentration camps, and what that means for us today as we pursue peace and justice. Note: This event begins after sunset and, according to Jewish tradition, is considered to be on Sept. 25.

Where: Congregation Beth Emeth, 300 W. Lea Blvd, Wilmington, Delaware, 19803
When: 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Congregation Beth Emeth
Advance Registration Suggested: Call (302) 764-2393
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Nine Days, Three Counties, One Delaware — Sept. 21–29, 2019