Sept. 23, 2017


Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017

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


4th Annual March for a Culture of Peace

Let’s bring everyone together—city and suburban; black, brown and white; Anglo, African, and Hispanic; native-born and immigrant, 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 fourth annual March for a Culture of Peace.

Where: March begins and ends in Wilmington’s Rodney Square, 10th & Market, Wilmington, DE, 19801,followed by A Day of Peace (event described below)
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)
Questions?: Medard Gabel,, 302-656-2721
Sponsored byMovement for a Culture of Peace
Volunteers needed: contact


 A Day of Peace:
Community Rally
and Resource Day

Not just a rally, but a day of peace for our community sparked by a grass-roots, 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: Wilmington’s Rodney Square,10th & Market, Wilmington, DE, 19806
What: Live performances, dance, activities, games, employment resources, wellness, vendors, National Guard, sports recruiters & more!
When: March for a Culture of Peace begins 11:30. Rally and Rodney Square event starts 12:30. Ends 4:30.
Sponsored by: 302 Guns Down
Questions?: Michaelena de Jesus, 302-723-8474
You can help: Interested in sponsoring or vending? Table space is free. Email:

How to Keep your Child Safe

Stop by the Nemours/Alfred injury prevention and how to keep your children safe.  There will be a variety of information on bike and helmet safety, ATV safety, fire prevention, and poison prevention.  Kids can spin the safety wheel and receive a prize for answering safety questions.   Stop by our table to enter a raffle to win a bike helmet.

Where: Rodney Square, 920 N Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
When: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sponsored by: Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Questions?: Kathy Gallagher,, (302) 494-0505

Service for Others Day

To honor the three beloved firefighters who fell last year and to honor their commitment to serving others, the Fickes family members are sponsoring a community service day.  All are invited to volunteer at LCS where opportunities will include gardening, grounds cleanup, pantry cleanup, and more. If you would like to participate, please sign-up by September 21st.

Where:  Lutheran Community Services, 2809 Baynard Blvd, Wilmington, DE 19802
When: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sponsored by: Lutheran Community Services,
Registration Required:
Questions?: LBudd,, 302 654-8886 Ext. 107

Songs in the Key of Peace

Come and listen to local musicians perform music inspired by themes of peace, as well as calming tunes for the soul.

Where:  Wilmington Public Library-Common Room, 10th E. 10th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
When: 1-2p.m.
Sponsored by: Wilmington Public Library,
Questions?: Iliana Burgos,, (302)-571-7400 ext. 2404

 Peace-Building Traditions

Native Equadorian,  Charito Calvachi-Mateyko, presents popular history, folktales, native traditions and the history of resistance to injustice from multiple perspectives. All ages are welcome.

Where:  Kirkwood Library, 6000 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808
When: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sponsored by: Kirkwood Library,
Questions?: Steven Davis,, (302) 995-7663

Collaboration for Change: Kenya

David Onserio Monda, a professor of political science at City University of New York, will talk about the recent Kenyan elections and the foreign policy challenges Kenyans face. Water is Life Kenya is a Newark, Delaware-based nonprofit working to bring water to remote villages in Southern Kenya. Water is Life-Kenya’s work is guided by 4 key values: (1) Love your neighbor as yourself. (2) Don’t do for others what they can do for themselves. (3) Community involvement (4) Recognizing the individual’s ability, with others, to change things for the better. See also: (

Where: Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave, Lewes, DE 19958,
When: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Sponsored by: People to People Delaware: and Water is Life Kenya:
Questions?: Patrick Kelly, P to P-De, (484) 574-045 Colleen Leithren, Life-Kenya, (302) 894-7335, email:

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