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How we do it?
We partner with community organizations.

Peace Week Delaware brings together community organizations and people for an annual week of free nonpartisan events to promote harmony, equity and justice in our community. Each organization promotes peace in the way that best fits its mission.

Impacting Our Community

In 2023 Peace Week events were held in churches, synagogues, and mosques, libraries, and parks.  Some events were in person and some were virtual.   Community activists and organizers marched in the streets, played Bingo with seniors, sponsored pizza with the police, and created crafts and read stories with our little ones – and much more.

Event topics included ending homelessness, righting recidivism, being a force for peace, ending gun violence, and stamping out invasive plants – to name just a few.

During Peace Week Delaware, we danced in the streets, walked a labyrinth to find inner peace.  We spoke out against hate, enjoyed ice cream and music with others, and appreciated visionary art work from our youth.

What will 2024 bring? It’s in your hands.

 

 

By the Numbers: Impacting Our Community

Events

In 2023, we offered 43 in-person events and 7 virtual events. Before the pandemic, in 2019, we offered 110 events and 35 in our inaugural year, 2016. This year, we are again planning a mix of virtual and in-person events.

Counties

We have steadily grown to cover the State. One-fourth of all events last year originated in Sussex county and we are working hard to increase our presence in Kent county. Virtual programming is increasing accessibility and diversity.

Themes

Our event organizers plan events around themes such as: well-being, racial inequity, trauma care, mental health and inclusion,  providing valuable, current information to Delawareans.

Years

In our ninth year of programming, we continue to lead the way in repairing our brokenness from a tough pandemic year and helping to restore the health of our community; to make it a place where all are respected and valued.

Countdown to Peace Week Delaware 2024

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Peace Week 2024

October 19-27, 2024

Attention Peace Advocates!

Is your organization interested in fostering a more peaceful, more equitable Delaware? Here is your opportunity to share your passion, foster connections, and drive change. Sign up and host a virtual or in-person event during our State’s Peace Week Celebration.  Deadline: August 1st, 2024

Together we are one. One Peace, One  Week, One Delaware.

Other Ways to Get Involved

Be a Peace Advocate

Peace Week Delaware is an all-volunteer organization. We need committed peace advocates like you to join our network, help spread the work, and get involved according to your interest and availability.

Contribute to Help Peace Week Grow

No matter how much willpower we have or how many hours we put in, there are some services we provide that money simply must buy. Please support our efforts to achieve even more in 2024.

"I was delighted to find that Peace Week had included an event the focused on the environment"

“I attended a 45-minute nature walk at the Peterson Wildlife Refuge on the Wilmington Riverfront with about fifteen other nature-loving folks, guided by an experienced naturalist from the Ashland Nature Society.  There’s something about the beauty of nature that calms the mind and body – both, from my perspective – important components in the effort to create a more peaceful world.”

-Nancy Pinson, First Unitarian Church of Wilmington

“For me, Peace Week is a standard-bearer for hope, a demonstration of social cohesiveness..."

“People of all faiths and backgrounds come together to help and support each other. We all need a reminder that our future can be more peaceful when we help each other through our emotional and physical traumas.”

       -LaVaida Owens-White, community health nurse and advocate for trauma-informed care.

"Helped me forge new connections with my community"

“Working with Mt. Calvary AME Church of Concord, the recipient of a Peace Pole, helped me  forge new connections within my community.  Not only have I become aware of their work for peace and justice here in western Sussex County, but I got to paint peace rocks with the youth!  These small reminders of peace make me smile every time I see one.”

-Beth Kopicki, Sussex County Peace  Week

Resources

Promote Your Event

So you have this fantastic event coming up. You’ve worked hard on it. And you want to share it with the world at large. How do you get the word out? Maybe some of these ideas will help.

Graphics & Logos

Looking for a Peace Week Delaware graphic to add to your event designs? No need to scour the web. We have graphics available here, along with sample flyers and other resources.

School Programs

Are you an educator trying to figure out how to teach peace to your students? We offer a set of resources specifically for educators with everything from lesson plans to quotes. Our  staff can help you plan a program for your classroom or for a school-wide assembly.