Attend Peace Week Delaware 2021

October 2nd-10th

Peace Week brings together organizations from all over the Delaware area to celebrate and promote a common cause: peace. Browse the events below and sign up for as many as you’d like! All events are free and open to the public.

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October 2, 2021


10:00 am - 11:30 am


Creating Peace Through Climate Action: Empowering Conversations
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Discussion, Environment, Public policy

Creating Peace Through Climate Action: Empowering Conversations

  • Location: Zoom link
  • Organization(s): Hockessin Friends Meeting

Hockessin Friends Meeting and Delaware Interfaith Power and Light invite you for
Creating Peace Through Climate Action: Empowering Conversations

What comes to mind when you think of climate change?
Join us for an open and respectful discussion of the issues.
How have you personally observed climate impacts?
Share individual perspectives, observations, fears, and hopes.
What can we do to make a difference?
Explore local climate solutions for creating equitable communities and a healthier planet by making peace with nature.

Guest Speaker: Lee Smithey, climate activist and Swarthmore College professor of Peace & Conflict Studies

To keep this event safe for all, it will take place via Zoom. An invitation will be emailed a few days before the event to everyone who has registered.

10:00 am


Labyrinth Meditation:  Walking Towards Racial Justice
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Human rights, Inclusion, Restorative justice

Labyrinth Meditation: Walking Towards Racial Justice

  • Location: Labyrinth of the Ardens
    Miller Road, Arden , Delaware, 19810
  • Organization(s): Labyrinth of the Ardens

Walking the labyrinth reminds us that we are all becoming, as individuals and as a community. The path awakens us to the work we still need to do, encourages us to tend to our journey with compassion and courage, and calls us to live with greater awareness and purpose. We will start our journey in a circle with Charito Calvachi-Mateyko, Co-Chair of the Delaware Hispanic Commission, http://charitocalvachi.com/node/1, guiding us into a walking meditation, to acknowledge the countless lives lost to racism, to rest and reenter our courage and hope, and to renew our commitment to doing the work of racial justice. We will each privately set an intention for our walk. This can be a change we desire in ourselves or in our world, or we may want to dedicate our walk to a person or purpose. As we exit the labyrinth, we will rejoin in the circle with Charito guiding us in sharing hopes for what we will carry into the world.

This is an in-person program and will follow COVID spacing and other guidelines. Following registration additional information will be sent via email. Please note in the email you receive directions for parking as parking on the Arden Green is prohibited.

11:00 am - 11:45 am


Self-Care and You, a Beautiful Duo
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Well-being

Self-Care and You, a Beautiful Duo

Self-Care and You, a Beautiful Duo is a 50-minute virtual presentation targeting adolescents, adults, and seniors to reduce their risk of stress related illness. This presentation would suit best any community member, professional, student and family. Healthier families, healthier individuals can lead to a healthier Delaware. The presentation will cover emotional, physical, spiritual, and professional symptoms of poor self-care. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in the discussion by identifying potential risk factors to their experiences with stress related symptoms. During the presentation participants will learn how to effectively plan for stress reduction through developing S.M.A.R.T. goals using their resources and strengths.

 

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Visionary Peace Youth Art exhibit
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Arts

Visionary Peace Youth Art exhibit

  • Location: The Delaware Contemporary
    200 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE, 19801
  • Organization(s): Pacem in Terris

This year’s exhibition will feature remarkable works from hundreds of young artists describing their views on peace and what a peaceful world looks like. Artwork will be on display October 2nd and 3rd at The Delaware Contemporary. On Sunday, October 3rd at 1:00 p.m. join artists, teachers, and their families for the opening event.

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Celebrating SUN Anniversary and Community Walk with WPD
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Non-violence, Outdoors, Youth

Celebrating SUN Anniversary and Community Walk with WPD

  • Location: SUN PARK
    E22nd St and Lamotte St, Wilmington, DE, 19802
  • Organization(s): Safe United Neighborhoods

Join us as we celebrate Safe United Neighborhoods Anniversary in collaboration with our Wilmington Police Dept. and other nonprofits for a Community Neighborhood Watch walk and concert.  S.U.N. works year-round to help keep our youth off the streets.

October 3, 2021


10:30 am - 11:45 am


May Peace Prevail on Earth
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Inclusion, Well-being, Worship service

May Peace Prevail on Earth

  • Location: Awakened Heart
  • Organization(s): Awakened Heart Spiritual Center

May Peace Prevail on Earth is an all-inclusive message, a meeting place of the heart, bringing together people of all faiths, backgrounds and cultures to embrace the Oneness of our planetary family. Join us for exploration and inspiration from worldpeace.org and ideas on how to bring greater Peace into our daily lives.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Memorial Service
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Worship service

Memorial Service

  • Location: St. Joseph’s RC Church
    1012 N. French St., Wilmington, DE
  • Organization(s): Ministry for Black Catholics

Memorial Service for Victims’ families who have lost loved ones in the culture of violence throughout the City of Wilmington.

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm


Nature Peace Walk; Service Project, Part 1
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Environment, Outdoors, Service

Nature Peace Walk; Service Project, Part 1

  • Location: Russell Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge
    1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, DE, 19801
  • Organization(s): Delaware Nature Society

Take an interpretive 45-minute nature walk at the Wilmington Riverfront, add on another 45 minutes to pull invasive weeds and plant native wildflowers.

Meet at the Russell Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge, next to Russell Peterson statue near the Dupont Environmental Education Center Parking Lot, limit 24. Stroll the gravel path in the landscaped garden next to the Riverfront Walkway, continue on to explore the ¼ mile accessible Pond Loop boardwalk through the marsh. Finish at the DEEC building, those registered for Part 2, limit 12, will pull weeds and plant along the Pond Loop Trail.

Rain Date: Saturday, Oct 9, 2:00-2:45 pm

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm


Nature Peace Walk;  Service Project, Part 2
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Environment, Outdoors, Service

Nature Peace Walk; Service Project, Part 2

  • Location: Russell Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge
    1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, DE, 19801
  • Organization(s): Delaware Nature Society

After the interpretive 45-minute nature walk at the Wilmington Riverfront, add on another 45 minutes to pull invasive weeds and plant native wildflowers along the Pond Loop Trail. This part of the event is limited to 12.

It is suggested that participants register for Part 1, https://www.peaceweekdelaware.org/events/nature-peace-walk-service-project/, as well as Part 2.

Rain Date: Saturday, Oct 9, 2:45-3:30pm

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Breaking the Silence: Asian-American Pacific Islanders in Delaware
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Adult. Inclusion. Discussion

Breaking the Silence: Asian-American Pacific Islanders in Delaware

Asian-American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) have recently been the focus of public attention, much of it hostile. It is about time to address its aftermath in our very own state and look at it head-on.

A panel of AAPIs will present stories from their lives and experiences as a way of raising awareness and promoting understanding.

October 4, 2021


11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Yoga For Peace with Reb Lisa
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Well-being

Yoga For Peace with Reb Lisa

  • Location: My Zoom Room
  • Organization(s): Seaside Jewish Community

Join Reb Cantor Lisa Levine for a one hour ‘Peace Embodiment” practice back tracked to inspiring original Yoga Music.  You can do this practice sitting in a chair, on your mat and work at your own level.  Every part of this heart-opening, mindful hour is spent contemplating Peace from the inside out!  Quiet your mind, open your heart nad renew your spirit with Yoga for Peace.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Unite Delaware
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Discussion, Service, Well-being

Unite Delaware

  • Location: Unite US
  • Organization(s): Unite Us

Unite Us is a coordinated care network of health and social service providers. Partners in the network are connected through a shared technology platform, Unite Us, which enables them to send and receive electronic referrals, address people’s social needs, and improve health across communities.
Join two of our community engagement managers and our manager of diversity, equity, and inclusion to hear about our work and partnerships in Delaware and how we’re being intentional with our engagement and outreach. Participants will also have an opportunity to give us insight into future initiatives and direction.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Meeta Gajjar Parker: Zoom Concert
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Arts, Library event, non

Meeta Gajjar Parker: Zoom Concert

Meeta sings “SHINE”, an anthem to stop gun violence and other easy listening / “peaceful songs such as:

SHINE, WHAT’S GOING ON, IMAGINE, IF, I AINT GOT YOU, LET IT BE, I’LL BE AROUND, I BELIEVE IN YOU AND ME,  MAYBE, I’M AMAZED, YOUR SONG, LOVE TRAIN, LOVE WILL KEEP US TOGETHER, THE WALL – original, DON’T STOP BELIEVE, HIGHER LOVE, DANCING IN THE STREETS

Registration is required for us to directly send you the ZOOM LINK to enjoy this performance:      https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/7973369

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Real Politik to Satyagraha: Stories from a Peacemaker
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Real Politik to Satyagraha: Stories from a Peacemaker

The speaker will share stories from his five decades as a Peacemaker in the Middle-East, Central America, the former Yugoslavia and inside local prisons.

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


What can happen when a teacher reads your Tweets: First Amendment discussion with the Delaware American Constitution Society.
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Discussion, Public policy, Youth

What can happen when a teacher reads your Tweets: First Amendment discussion with the Delaware American Constitution Society.

Peace cannot exist without the rule of law, and the free speech protection of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is a critical rule of law for the peaceful operation of a democracy. Student speech inside and outside the classroom is protected against government interference by the First Amendment. However, this protection has limits and students are often disciplined for their speech, including speech on social media. During this zoom forum sponsored by the Delaware Chapter of the American Constitution Society, lawyers, educators, and advocates will discuss how the limits of student free speech protection for social media speech are balanced against the right of schools to discipline students to maintain a safe school environment for all students and teachers. Participants are encouraged to bring their questions and points of view. Lawyers, students, teachers, and school administrators are encouraged to attend.

October 5, 2021


10:00 am - 11:30 am


commUNITY
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Inclusion

commUNITY

  • Location: Zoom
  • Organization(s): OUTLOUD LLC

Engage in an open dialogue with the owner and Chief Executive Officer of OUTLOUD LLC, Jalyn Powell, about how we can bridge our differences and work together to restore hope in our communities. This is an opportunity to be a part of a safe space to learn from each other`s experiences and formulate solutions towards a better tomorrow. Real change starts with real conversation!

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Pizza With The Police
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Library event, Meal, Outdoors

Pizza With The Police

  • Location: Woodlawn Library
    2020 W 9th St, Wilmington, De, 19805
  • Organization(s): Woodlawn Library

Get to know the community police officers patrolling your neighborhood.  This event will take place outside, weather permitting. In order to comply with Covid-19 protocols, you must register. In the event of inclement weather or attendance exceeding socially distancing compliance, we will be sending out a Zoom link and hold the event online. Register:  https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/8227663

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH Writing Workshop
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Arts, Youth

MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH Writing Workshop

  • Location: The Warehouse
    1121 Thatcher St, Wilmington, DE, 19802, New Castle County
  • Organization(s): MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH

High school students  SPEAK UP   by first writing about things important to you at MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH hybrid writing workshop.  Hone your creativity and writing skills to effectively and confidently convey your message for social change through peace and nonviolence.  Learn how you can amplify your voice by participating in MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH, a spoken word contest for high school students.  First prize $2,000.
This writing workshop is offered by David Teague, Associate Professor and Dha’Zhea Freeman, 2019 MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH 3rd Prize Winner, both from the University of Delaware and is a collaboration between MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH and The Teen Warehouse.

MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH is a platform to amplify youth voices through respect, understanding, and compassion. Its mission is to empower, inform, and engage youth to promote a just, inclusive, and equitable society.
For more information: visit FACEBOOK  @ https://www.facebook.com/mlkvoice4youth OR YWCA @  https://www.ywcade.org/homepage/events/mlk-voice-4-youth-2022

 

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


The State of Hate - What's Happening in the Nation and in My Neighborhood
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Adult, Discussion, Human rights

The State of Hate - What's Happening in the Nation and in My Neighborhood

Ann Van Dyke will lead a conversation which addresses overt examples like hate crimes and activities of organized racial supremacist groups…and their connection to the biases of everyday people, the negative power of cultural isolation and silence of ‘good people.’ Join us to learn what you can do as the voice of one.

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Community Drumming Circle
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Creative activities, Inclusion, Outdoors

Community Drumming Circle

  • Location: Park at corner of 7th and West St.
    320 W. 7th St., Wilmington, DE, 19801
  • Organization(s): Wilmington Alliance

Come join the Drumming Circle at the corner of 7th and West Sts. in Wilmington during Peace Week Delaware. Drummers of all ages, all levels of experience, or no experience, and from across the city will come together to drum in peace. All are welcome. Bring your own drum or use one of ours.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Healing Stories of Immigration
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Discussion, Human rights, Inclusion

Healing Stories of Immigration

  • Location: First Unitarian Church of Wilmington
    730 Halstead Rd., Wilmington, DE, 19803
  • Organization(s): First Unitarian Church of Wilmington

In a guided circle of care, listening and sharing, we will participate in deepening our understanding of immigration. Charito Calvachi-Mateyko, Co-Chair of the Delaware Hispanic Commission, and her guests, will share their personal stories of immigration, inviting us to share some of our background stories, leading us into a journey of healing connection.

Bring your wholeness: Your beautiful mind, your authentic heart, your lively body, and omnipresent spirit. Please commit to completing the full 2 hour program.

This is an in-person program and will follow COVID spacing and other guidelines. Following registration additional information will be sent via email.

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Health Challenge Delaware
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Discussion, Environment, Well-being

Health Challenge Delaware

  • Location: Register here
  • Organization(s): Progressive Health of Delaware

Join us for the third annual Health Challenge Delaware and dedicate 22 days to a healthier you!  Want to feel better? Lose weight? Get off medicines? Learn about the “why” and the “how to” from an experienced team of health experts. Discover how dietary, exercise and sleep patterns that let us function at our best. Live and learn the skills of a whole food plant-based diet. Reclaim your health and even lose a few pounds of fat, while enjoying satisfying, nutritious meals that help to protect the environment and to end exploitation of migrant workers and of course the animals. Connect with a mentor who will support your journey to a healthier you! The theme of the kickoff Peace Week session on Tuesday, October 5, is “Heal Your Body, Heal the Planet.”  Subsequent sessions and themes are:  Tuesday October 12, “Food Choice is the #1 Determinant of Our Health”; Tuesday October 19, “Nutrition Myths and Nutrition Facts”; and Tuesday October 26, “A New You: Lifetime of Wellbeing.”  All events are 6:30 to 8pm.  Health Challenge Delaware is FREE! Sign up at tinyurl.com/healde

 

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Presentation:  Building Bridges by Breaking Bread
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Adult

Presentation: Building Bridges by Breaking Bread

Building Bridges by Breaking Bread will help participants understand how culinary diplomacy bridges international tensions by promoting peace through the use of food and meals.
Through mini presentations utilizing a combination of interesting quotes, short stories, and factual information, we hope to increase awareness of how culinary diplomacy reminds us of our shared humanity.

October 6, 2021


7:00 am - 8:30 am


JavaTime Peace Jam
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Arts, Inclusion, Well-being

JavaTime Peace Jam

  • Location: On air, 91.3 FM and www.wvud.org
    325 Academy St # 112, Newark, DE
  • Organization(s): WVUD

Get ready to get your peace jam on! Join Shelley Kelley on the WVUD 91.3FM radio airwaves from 7AM-830AM. This year’s lineup builds from songs for personal reflection, to making the change that leads to healing our community and the world.

10:00 am - 10:30 am


"Buddy Bench" Peace Week Story time on the Square I
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Inclusion, Library event, Outdoors, Youth

"Buddy Bench" Peace Week Story time on the Square I

  • Location: Rodney Square
    1000 N Market St, Wilmington, De, 19801
  • Organization(s): Wilmington Library

“Buddy Bench” Storytime to promote Peace Week Delaware. Join us on the square to hear stories about friendship and being kind.

Bring a blanket and a snack.

Recommended audiences- Preschool to 1st grade.

Masks are encouraged, with limited space due to covid restrictions.

(Weather permitting)

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm


"Buddy Bench" Peace Week Story time on the Square II
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Inclusion, Library event, Youth

"Buddy Bench" Peace Week Story time on the Square II

  • Location: Rodney Square
    1000 N Market St, Wilmington, De, 19801
  • Organization(s): Wilmington Library

“Buddy Bench” Storytime to promote Peace Week Delaware. Join us on the square to hear stories about friendship and being kind.

Bring a blanket and a snack.

Recommended audiences- Preschool to 1st grade.

Masks are encouraged, with limited space due to covid restrictions.

(Weather permitting)

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm


Looking and Reflecting Tour & Labyrinth Walk
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Arts, Well-being

Looking and Reflecting Tour & Labyrinth Walk

  • Location: Delaware Art Museum
    2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE, 19806
  • Organization(s): Delaware Art Museum

What does art and mindfulness have in common? Both invite you to step into the present moment, unplug from your everyday concerns, and focus deeply. Both can reduce stress, increase self-awareness, and deepen empathy and connection. Engaging mindfully with a work of art also help you to experience and appreciate it more fully. Join us at 12:00 in the galleries of the Delaware Art Museum for a 45-minute close looking encounter and conversation with two works of art followed by guided meditation walk in the museum’s Labyrinth. Please register here.

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Sharing Stories, Sharing Ourselves
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Discussion, Inclusion

Sharing Stories, Sharing Ourselves

We seek to foster dialogue across differences and inspire
people to get to know each other through sharing their
stories. Our ultimate goal is to empower people to be fully
who they are, while accepting and respecting others for
who they are. We ask, “Can we be truly respectful and
accepting of each other? And can we be patient with each
other as we struggle to know each other across our
differences?” We hope to help build a foundation that
program participants can use to create stronger
relationships between these two communities.

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Drum Circle & Healing Sound Bath Concert
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Creative activities, Inclusion, Well-being

Drum Circle & Healing Sound Bath Concert

  • Location: Buzz Ware Village Center
    2119 The Highway, Arden, DE, 19810
  • Organization(s): Awakened Heart Spiritual Center

Join Awakened Heart for an evening of drumming and a healing sound bath and the co-creation of the vibrations of commUnity and Peace. Glynne Nagle will lead us with her flute and hang drum, and all are encouraged to bring their own drums, rattles or other instruments and join in the flow and sound of Belonging! Following drumming, we will all relax in a magical sound bath of a bowls concert by Andy West.
6 – 8:00 p.m.
Drum Circle: 6 – 7 p.m.
Sound Bath: 7 – 8:00 p.m.

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Unity Flags – Inspiring Connection
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Arts, Creative activities, Human rights

Unity Flags – Inspiring Connection

  • Location: Buzz Ware Village Center
    2119 The Highway, Arden, DE, 19810
  • Organization(s): Active Anti-Racist Ardens

Active Anti-Racist Ardens (AARA) invites you to join us for a relaxed, family friendly, art activity. We will share ideas on justice and together create inspirational flags. The flags will be added to an AARA collection that are displayed at events that focus on hope and peace. The Buzz Ware Village Center is hosting our program, a small donation will be appreciated to support this import Community Center. All art supplies will be provided, no charge. This is an in-person program and will follow COVID spacing and other guidelines. Following registration additional information will be sent via email.

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


UUFN Zen Meditation Offering
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Well-being

UUFN Zen Meditation Offering

The UUFN Zen group is offering an evening opportunity on 6 October 2021 to join in silent contemplation on the beauty and promise of peace. Intentional moments of mental quiet can open you to an awareness of what is true in your world. Come sit with us, Zoom wise, and envision bringing forth peace among human kind.
Between 6 and 9 PM the UUFN Zen group will host one half hour intervals of silent meditation beginning on the hour and half hour. Each interval will be introduced by a brief discourse on some aspect of cultivating peace then followed by 25 minutes of silent meditation.
The evening is structured so that you may come and go into the Zoom space when you please between 6 and 9 PM. To receive an invitation to this Zoom event, send an email prior to 6 PM on the 6th, with the Subject “Zen Peace Week Invitation” to Zen@UUFN.org.

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


NAMI In Our Own Voice
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Adult, Discussion, Well-being

NAMI In Our Own Voice

NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes and assumptions about people with mental health conditions. This free, hour-long presentation provides a personal perspective of mental health conditions, as leaders with lived experience talk openly about what it’s like to have a mental health condition.

Participants will be able to ask questions as speakers dispel myths about mental illness with their personal stories.

This is a virtual presentation and will be streamed through Zoom. We will ask that participants stay muted for the duration of the presentation and to put questions in the chat, which will be addressed at the end. After the presentation during the question answering section participants can then unmute to ask questions if they like.

Please register via Eventbrite: https://pwdioov.eventbrite.com

October 7, 2021


10:30 am - 11:00 am


Peace Week Story Time
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Peace Week Story Time

Join New Castle County Libraries for stories, songs, and movement all around the themes of peace and justice! Recommended for kids ages 3-6 and their families. Registration is required through the Delaware Libraries Virtual Calendar: https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/8263735

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


QPR Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention
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Adult, Mental health, Well-being

QPR Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention

Content Warning: Discussion of suicide, suicidal ideation & potential means. Also includes interactive discussion portion regarding a fictional scenario describing an individual exhibiting warning signs of suicidality.

Now more than ever, suicide prevention awareness and training is needed in our communities. QPR Gatekeeper Training is a virtual, 1 hour training meant to guide participants on how to recognize an individual who may be in a suicide crisis and how to guide them to proper treatment/services. QPR is a mnemonic that stands for Question, Persuade and Refer to help you remember the 3 easy steps to helping a person who may be suicidal. Thanks to a state funded grant, NAMI Delaware is able to offer this training at no cost to participants. For more information on QPR, please visit: https://qprinstitute.com

Register now as there are limited seats for this course: https://pwdqpr.eventbrite.com

 

 

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


The First Duty of Love is To Listen
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Inclusion, Non-violence, Well-being

The First Duty of Love is To Listen

There isn’t one of us who couldn’t improve, when it comes to our listening skills. Seasoned facilitators from the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) will lead us through this experiential and interactive 2-hour session. Come hear, learn and practice both reflective and active listening skills. In these seemingly unparalleled conflictual times, listening is a true gift we can give to one another. Zoom links will be emailed to registered attendees the day before the event.

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


"Power to the People:  Confronting Voter Suppression Head-on"
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Public policy

"Power to the People: Confronting Voter Suppression Head-on"

More than 400 bills restricting the right to vote have recently been introduced in states across the U.S., many of them targeting people of color. Join us as voting rights activists come together to address current efforts by many states to decrease voting access, as well as the efforts in Congress to pass the For the People Act.

Presenters include Katie Adams, Policy Advocate for Domestic Issues with the UCC; Jill Itzkowitz, Chair of the Election and Voting Committee and VOTE 411 Manager for the LWV of Delaware; and Dr. Freeman L. Williams, President, Newark DE NAACP.

7:00 pm


And Still We Sing Documentary Viewing
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Arts, Inclusion

And Still We Sing Documentary Viewing

Featuring music that speaks to the times, original artworks by choristers, and special guests Traci Currie, JaQuanne LeRoy, Jea Street, and Bebe Coker. And Still We Sing confronts the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and racism and uses music as a tool to heal our community and fight for justice. Join the Wilmington Children’s Chorus for this free viewing of our documentary film!

The viewing will be held via live stream on WCC’s Facebook page. It will premiere at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 7th, and be available for viewing until 7 p.m. on October 10th. www.facebook.com/FriendsofWCC

October 8, 2021


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Coffee for Peace-Climate Justice, Peace and Me!
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Adult, Environment, Outdoors

Coffee for Peace-Climate Justice, Peace and Me!

  • Location: St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church
    1301 N Broom St, Wilmington, DE, 19806
  • Organization(s): St. Stephen's Lutheran Church

Please join us for our annual Peace Week Coffee House featuring music by Skinner & Spadola on October 8th from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. We will enjoy food trucks, coffee, and music. Then, at 7:00 pm come inside to join the conversation Climate Justice, Peace, and Me! We will host an open dialogue with Delaware Interfaith Power and Light to help introduce the audience to the issues that surround climate justice, the urgency, and how YOU can take action in your own small but significant way.

For those unable to join in person, please visit our YouTube channel at

https://youtube.com/channel/UC1d_O3AXaWpetmRsdAJGzUQ to catch the livestream conversation starting at 7:00 pm.

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Film: Kiss the Ground with discussion to follow
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Discussion, Environment, Film screening

Film: Kiss the Ground with discussion to follow

During this programs, you will watch the film “Kiss the Ground,” then join a discussion with local members of Socially Responsible Agriculture.

About the film: Right now, soil might be the last thing on your mind. But in a moment when the future of our planet and humankind is at stake, nothing may be more important than regenerating the ground beneath us. We’re in need of a kind of hope we’ve never felt before. KISS THE GROUND, now out on Netflix, unveils a game-changer to our climate crisis: the Earth’s own soil.

We’re facing a lot of challenges right now — this film is creating a movement to solve one of our greatest challenges: balancing the climate and securing our future.

How about some good news for a change? Here it is: we can reverse global warming. The solution is called “Regenerative Agriculture” and this film presents the research, practice, and hope we need to move forward. Together.

People are calling KISS THE GROUND “The Most Important Film You’ll Ever Watch” — which is a really big claim. But it just may be true.
Regenerative Agriculture can: Revive farmer prosperity, reduce flooding & draught, replenish fresh water sources, reduce fire hazards, reverse global warming, recreate regional access to nutrient-dense food, reduce toxic pesticides & fertilizers, reduce dead zones & water pollution, reverse extinction, and reconnect humanity & nature.

October 9, 2021


10:00 am - 11:00 am


Mindfulness Practice: A Path to Peace
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Non-violence, Well-being

Mindfulness Practice: A Path to Peace

  • Location: Mindfulness
  • Organization(s): Open Heart Zen Sangha

Creating a peaceful society starts with individuals cultivating peace in themselves. Mindfulness practice offers a path to inner peace. Join Dr. Carmelina D’Arro, a health care professional and meditation teacher, to learn about mindfulness history and research and try some practices together.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Ranked Choice Voting: The Path to a More Peaceful Politics
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Discussion, Inclusion

Ranked Choice Voting: The Path to a More Peaceful Politics

  • Location: First Unitarian Church of Wilmington
    730 Halstead Rd., Wilmington, DE, 19803
  • Organization(s): Rank The Vote Delaware

Ranked Choice Voting is a small change with immense power, capable of reversing trends toward a politics of division and exclusion.

This event will be an introduction to ranked-choice voting, a chance to learn about the non-partisan effort to bring it to Delaware, and an opportunity to get involved. Speakers will include the University of Delaware chairperson of Political Science and International Relations, David Redlawsk, and topic experts from Rank The Vote Delaware.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Learning and Growing Through Peace
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Adult, Discussion, Youth

Learning and Growing Through Peace

Hello!

Please join me as we discuss The Bryan Allen Stevenson School of Excellence (BASSE) and what it looks like to learn and grow through the peace lens. It is so vitally important for students to be able to develop within a peaceful environment. Hear how BASSE will help to make this ideal a reality within the Sussex County community.

 

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Concentrate on Peace
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Non-violence, Well-being, Worship service

Concentrate on Peace

  • Location: Zoom Link
  • Organization(s): Baha'i Community of Delaware

Join us for prayer, reading from sacred scriptures, reflections, guided breathwork, and thoughts of peace.

I charge you all that each one of you concentrate all the thoughts of your heart on love and unity. When a thought of war comes, oppose it by a stronger thought of peace. A thought of hatred must be destroyed by a more powerful thought of love. Abdu’l-Baha

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Looking and Reflecting Virtual - Art Matters
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Arts, Discussion

Looking and Reflecting Virtual - Art Matters

Art is a lens to look at issues that are too complex to examine in words.” (Aaron Staples)
Can art change minds and hearts? We believe a close encounter with art and with others over art has the power to transform, illuminate, and educate. Today as we grapple with the divisions and inequalities that plague our country, the visual arts are a tool that can open a window of understanding and discussion between diverse communities.  Join us as we take a close look and discuss two works of art that tell an American story that is both joyful and personal – stories that are told against a backdrop of struggle against racism.

October 10, 2021


10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Creation Justice Sunday
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Environment, Worship service

Creation Justice Sunday

  • Location: Salem United Methodist Church
    469 Salem Church Road, Newark, DE, 19702
  • Organization(s): Salem United Methodist Church

Salem United Methodist Church celebrates Peace Week on the Second Sunday of October, which also celebrates the Beauty of God’s Creation and the Blessing of the Animals. Salem will offer a special service of worship, offering both thanks and praise to God for all that he has provided to us and suggesting ways that we can conserve energy and protect our fellow creatures.

Salem United Methodist Church offers both on-line worship (Facebook Salem United Methodist Church) and in-person services (469 Salem Church Road, Newark DE 19702). The building is compliant with Centers for Disease Control protocols and our own denominations guidelines. The building has been cleaned professionally and is regularly sanitized. There are procedures in place to assure further the safety of all attendees.

10:30 am - 11:45 am


Pamela Whitman Talk & Flute Concert
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Discussion, Well-being, Worship service

Pamela Whitman Talk & Flute Concert

  • Location: Buzz Ware Village Center
    2119 The Highway, Arden, DE, 19810
  • Organization(s): Awakened Heart Spiritual Center

Pamela Whitman, granddaughter of poet Walt Whitman, is a professional flutist, teacher of A Course in Miracles and author of “Yield to Joy.” Pamela returns to deliver inspirational messages of Love and Peace with original interpretations of world and New Age music.

“Let your ears be instruments of peace.”

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Sunday Worship
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Worship service

Sunday Worship

  • Location: Mt Calvary AMEC
    10510 Concord Road, Seaford, DE, 19973
  • Organization(s): Mt Calvary AME Church

The Service will be in Zoom or FB video format.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Hour of Power
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Worship service

Hour of Power

  • Location: Bethel AME Church
    602-604 N. Walnut St., Wilmington, DE, 19802
  • Organization(s): The All New IMAC

Prayer service and healing for individuals and families experiencing the personal trauma of COVID-19 and loss.

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm


Lessons from COVID
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Adult, Discussion, Inclusion

Lessons from COVID

  • Location: Hanover Presbyterian Church
    1801 N Jefferson St, Wilmington, DE, 19802
  • Organization(s): Hanover Presbyterian Church

Hanover Presbyterian Church invites you to a discussion, “Lessons from COVID”.
Participants will share our stories from COVID times and discuss how what we have learned from our experiences is shaped by our faith tradition, spirituality, or other source of wisdom. We welcome persons from all religions and spiritualities as well as humanists and seekers. For more details, click here: www.hanoverchurch.org

Registration is required–Please register by selecting the coral “Register Here” button.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Superheroes for Peace
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Adult, Arts, Outdoors, Youth

Superheroes for Peace

  • Location: Academy for Peace
    203 N Market St, Wilmington, DE, 19801
  • Organization(s): Academy for Peace

This event will engage youth and adults in a celebration of Peace and honor those who promote Peace.  The Fashion Steppers of the Academy for Peace will lead a march for Peace on Market Street.  Youth from the Boys and Girls Club will be displaying their art created with the theme Unite for Justice, Unite for Peace.  Community heroes for Peace will be acknowledged.  Our youth/adult heroes for Peace will participate in Spoken Word:  Art as Prevention, an opportunity to share spoken and visual art fostering Peace and Unity.  Community members are invited to share during Spoken Word.
This is an outdoor event that is limited to 100 participants.  CDC and Delaware State Covid-19 protocols will be enforced.

Image by Derek Ongeri: Delaware People to People Youth Art Project