Sept. 21, 2017



Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017

The following events are currently scheduled for Peace Week Delaware.
All events are subject to change.

Peace Day Radio Jam

Get ready to get your peace jam on!   Shelley Kelley, WVUD JAVA Time host, will play a lineup of peace songs on the International Day of Peace, Thursday September 21st from 7-7:30 am.   Featuring the “activist” songs of John Denver but of course must include Bob Marley and maybe even some local rappers!

Where:  WVUD Radio Station
When: 7:00 – 7:30 am
Sponsored by: Shelley Kelley, Thursday JAVA Time host
Questions?: Jeanne Swartz,, 302-256-8428

Growing Healthy Families: Free Community Health Screening Event

Growing Healthy Families is family friendly, free, and open to the public. Participants can expect FREE health screenings, local produce, kids’ crafts, music, and community resources. The goal is to connect the community to health care resources where they live. Over 300 participants are expected to attend!

Where: Westside Family Healthcare – Northeast Health Center, 908-B East 16th St., Wilmington DE 19802
When: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sponsored by: Westside Family Healthcare
Questions?: Leann,(302) 656-8292

Building a Sustainable Peace

Define what peace means to you in your local community. Learn a framework for making results sustainable and how to improve year-to-year.

Where:  Wilmington Jaycees Clubhouse, 1309 N. Scott Street, Wilmington, DE 19806
When: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Sponsored by: Wilmington Jaycees,
Questions?: Duncan Holyoke,, 302-559-4651

Delawareans Working for Equal Justice in Occupied Palestine

A presentation and discussion covering the reasons why advocates for peace and justice support the end of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Following a short video, a discussion will be led by Mike and Rob Abel. Mike is a Palestinian-American who has traveled extensively to the Middle East, Israel, West Bank and Gaza on peace and medical missions. Through her advocacy work, she addresses a wide range of audiences, students, and interfaith organizations on the current realities in Palestine and Israel. Dr. Rob Abel is a Jewish-American ophthalmologist who has worked in Israel, Palestine and the Arab world. He has performed and taught cataract surgery in Palestine with the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund. His mission is supporting human rights for all Palestinians, ending settlements and freedom of speech in Israel.

Where:  Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1502 W. 13th Street, Wilmington, DE 19806
When: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Sponsored by: Pacem in Terris Palestine-Israel Human Rights Initiative and Westminster Presbyterian Church, and
Questions: June Eisley,, (302) 475-0407

Wilmington Peacekeepers Community Barbecue

The Wilmington Peacekeepers Association will hold its annual cookout in Bancroft Park.This year’s theme is “Bridging the Gaps in the Community”. 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. There will also be an inspirational poem read by our own Sister Diamond. Come out for food, drinks, and fun—and meet other people who care about what is happening in our communities.

Where:  Bancroft Park, 9th & Spruce St.. Wilmington DE 19801
When: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Sponsored by: Wilmington Peacekeepers Association,
Questions?: Bro. Lamotte, lamottexx35@gmail.com302-559-9730; or Bro. Bilal,, 302-293-8889.

Resilience in the Face of Trauma, A Mindfulness Approach 

This talk will address what being resilient means in the context of trauma and how mindfulness can influence personal, genetic and environmental factors in the face of triggering circumstances.

 Where:  STAR Health Atrium, 540 South College Avenue, Newark DE 19713
When: 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Sponsored by: STAR Health: University of Delaware,,
Advance Registration Suggested: Register at:
Questions: Rita Landgraf,

Star Health Tours

Tour the STAR Health Sciences Complex which houses core labs for health-related research from 3:30 -4:30 pm.  See listing for Monday, Sept. 18.

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