Sept. 22, 2017


Friday, Sept. 22, 2017

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

Real School Safety Problem

Second Day Rosh Hashanah Brunch & Discussion

Aaron Kupchick , author of The Real School Safety Problem: The Long-Term Consequences of Harsh School Punishmentwill discuss the long-term consequences of harsh discipline in schools.

Where: Congregation Beth Emeth, 300 West Lea Boulevard, Wilmington, DE, 19802
When: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sponsored by: Congregation Beth Emeth,
Questions?: Yair Robinson,, 302-764-2393

Visit Friday Prayer Service at the Muslim Center of Wilmington

Have you ever visited a mosque or talked with Muslims? We invite you to come and see for yourself.  Observe Muslims making their Friday Congregational Prayer together and offer your own private prayers at that time.  Prayer takes place after a brief sermon. Everyone is asked to remove their shoes before going into the sanctuary. Notice that men and women are seated separately. Everyone is seated on the floor except for those who are handicapped. At the conclusion of the prayer service (about 2 pm), there will be time for Q&A and socializing. We look forward to welcoming you!
Note: It would be a nice gesture for visiting ladies to wear long skirt or slacks, and a head scarf, though this is not mandatory. Our building is handicap accessible. Food vendors are on hand for those who miss lunch.

Where:  Muslim Center of Wilmington / Masjid Al Kauthar, 2102 Northeast Blvd, Wilmington, DE 19802
When: 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Sponsored by: Muslim Center of Wilmington
Questions?: Sharon Ali,, 302-290-3203

Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk

Join us at the Delaware Art Museum for a meditative walk in the labyrinth. The path provides an experience that quiets the mind and brings feelings of peace, harmony, relaxation and connection. A labyrinth can be a metaphor for life, we sometimes feel lost but if we stay on the path we will reach the center.  Come out and walk in meditation with your community.

Where:  Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE, 19806
When: 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Sponsored by: Delaware Art Museum,
Questions?: Eliza Jarvis,, 302-351-8522


Art as

Youth will present art of any kind that speaks to “What a Peaceful City Feels and Looks Like”


Where:  Academy for Peace, 203 N. Market Street , Wilmington, Delaware, 19801
When: 4:00-6:00 pm
Sponsored by: Academy for Peace
Advance Registration Suggested: Dr. Jay Macklin,, 302-384-0156
Questions?:   Dr. Jay Macklin,, 302-384-0156


Coffee for Peace:
Live Music, Food, Featuring Delaware’s Twin Poets

An evening of peace-filled activities at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, featuring the Twin Poets, identical twins Al Mills and Nnamdi Chukwuocha. They are social workers, award-winning spoken word poets, community activists, and the 17th Poets Laureate of Delaware. They use spoken poetry to transform the lives of young people in communities affected by gun violence. Throughout the event, enjoy coffee from Scission, outdoor acoustic music, and conversation. Plus food trucks! Volunteers welcome. Contact or call 302-652-7623.

Where: St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church , 1301 N Broom Street, Wilmington, Delaware, 19806
When: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sponsored by: St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church,
Questions?:    Kanchalee Reeves,, 302-652-7623


“Choice Road”
Violence Prevention
Program featuring
live performance
by “El Rod”


A 15 minute film produced in Wilmington, followed by a presentation regarding medical consequences of gun violence. The event concludes with a live performance by rapper “El Rod.”

Where: Kingswood Community Center, 2300 Bowers Street, Wilmington, DE, 19802
When: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sponsored by: Christiana Care Health System, Trauma Program
Questions?: Chaz Molins, , 302 -733-4996

 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,

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