Wednesday, Sept. 21

Wednesday, Sept. 21
International Peace Day

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.

Murdertown_podcastRemaking ‘Murdertown’—
DCJ Podcast Club

The Delaware Center for Justice partnered with Short Order Production House at Wilmington Station to produce the four-episode podcast series—“Remaking ‘Murdertown’: Poverty Punishment & Possibility.” The podcast follows one individual, Ricky Reyes, as a case study in the roles that poverty and public policy play in Wilmington crime. Bring your lunch and join us in listening to Episode 3 “Tidal Wave,” and then discussing the episode together. The final episode will be shared on Sept. 22.

Where: Community Service Building, Conf. Rm. 6; 100 W. 10th St.; Wilmington DE 19801
When: 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m. (bring your lunch)
Sponsored by: Delaware Center for Justice
Pre-registration Suggested

YYWCA_delaware_logo_croppedWCA Delaware Mission Tour

You are invited to learn about one of the oldest nonprofit organizations in the state, YWCA Delaware, and what we do to fulfill our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. You will experience YWCA Delaware’s mission and services by hearing about our racial justice and advocacy work, learning how we address social barriers and create opportunities through our statewide programs—and by touring our Home-Life Management Center, where we help families achieve their full social and economic potential. This tour will be hosted by Chief Executive Officer Stephanie Staats. Don’t miss this opportunity to become involved with one of the most historic women’s and social justice organizations in Delaware! Advance registration required.

Where: YWCA Home Life Management Center, 709 N. Madison Street, Wilmington DE 19801
When: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Advance Registration Required: Email Adam Caplan,
Sponsored by: YWCA Delaware
Questions:; (302) 571-7425

Rehoboth_bandstand02March for Peace
in Rehoboth Honoring Peace Week Delaware

Meet at the Rehoboth Boardwalk near the water fountain. The group will organize with banners and posters and proceed as a unit down the boardwalk to Baltimore Avenue where they will march to Camp Rehoboth. To be followed by Celebration of Peace Week Delaware and Dedication of Peace Pole. (See next event.)

Where: Rehoboth Boardwalk (near the water fountain)
When: Gather at 4:00 pm. March proceeds to Camp Rehoboth
Sponsored by: Lewes-Rehoboth Coalition for Peace Week Delaware

Celebration of Peace Week Delaware and Dedication of Peace Pole

Local musicians from various groups will play and sing, followed by a brief program acknowledging the importance of peace-making in all major faiths.

Where: Camp Rehoboth, 37 Baltimore, Rehoboth 19971
When: Program begins at 5:00 pm.
Sponsored by: Lewes-Rehoboth Coalition for Peace Week Delaware

Peace_is_PossibleJaycees Workshop:
Engage Your Local Community For Peace

Utilizing the concepts behind Peace is Possible (, learn how to effectively plan a project to promote peace in your local community. The Wilmington Jaycees will give you the tools necessary to go from idea to plan, then help you review and improve your project.

Where: Wilmington Jaycees Clubhouse, 1309 N. Scott Street, Wilmington DE 19806
When: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Wilmington Jaycees
Advance Registration Suggested:
Questions:, (302) 559-4651

sp-john_dear-cIn the Spirit of Peace:
Practice Nonviolence

A love-filled interfaith evening featuring John Dear, legendary peace activist, Catholic priest, and co-founder of Campaign Nonviolence. “John Dear is the embodiment of a peacemaker,” Archbishop Desmond Tutu wrote a few years ago when he nominated John for the Nobel Peace Prize. “He has led by example through his actions and in his writings and in numerous sermons, speeches and demonstrations. He believes that peace is not something static, but rather to make peace is to be engaged, mind, body and spirit. His teaching is to love yourself, to love your neighbor, your enemy, and to love the world and to understand the profound responsibility in doing all of these.” Join together to make a commitment to nonviolent action for peace in Delaware.

Where: First Unitarian Church, 730 Halstead Rd., Wilmington DE 19803
When: 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 with music by Ami Verrill)
Sponsored by: Movement for a Culture of Peace, Pacem In Terris,  and First Unitarian Church
More about John Dear:

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