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Peace Week Delaware 2023

Plan now for PWD 2023, October 7-15, 2023

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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Visionary Peace Youth Art Exhibition: Call for Artwork
09/29/2023 - 10/30/2023    
All Day
Create your vision of peace for the 8th Annual Visionary Peace Youth Art Exhibition! We invite young artists to create their vision of a peaceful [...]
Night without a Bed
10/06/2023    
5:00 pm - 11:45 pm
$0.00
The purpose of Night Without a Bed is to raise awareness of the realities of family homelessness through the firsthand experience of sleeping in a [...]
First Friday Walk for Justice & Peace
As a kickoff event for Peace Week Delaware 2023, join us for this peaceful, prayerful walk through the center of Wilmington to promote an end [...]
Depolarizing Within: A Braver Angels Workshop
10/07/2023    
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$0.00
Depolarizing Within is designed to foster skills to help you lessen the effects of polarization when you encounter them in your political conversations. Note that [...]
Rehoboth Concert Band Peace Concert--"Mi Casa es Su Casa"
10/07/2023    
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$0.00
Mi Casa es Su Casa" (Translation: My house is your house) On October 7 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., join the Rehoboth Concert Band [...]
Making Peaceful Habitats
10/07/2023    
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$0.00
Aaron Sharp, director of Delaware Interfaith Power and Light, will be speaking about the Sacred Grounds projects installing native plantings in Wilmington. Sacred Grounds is [...]
Tigray, Ethiopia - the Unspoken Tragedy
Author of The Tigrayan Electrician Memories of Father and His Beloved Motherland, Issayas Yrgaw Bahta (aka Isaias Irgau), an Ethiopian refugee will speak on the [...]
Reading for Peace - Innovative Readers Aloud
10/07/2023    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$0.00
Come listen to inspiring excerpts from innovative authors while enjoying light refreshments.
Awakened Heart Peace Week DE Kirtan Concert with Yvette Om
10/08/2023    
10:30 am - 11:45 am
Join us at Awakened Heart for a Sunday Celebration of Life featuring a heart-filled morning of sacred sound and Kirtan with Yvette Om and Martin [...]
Being a Force For Peace in a Fractured World
10/08/2023    
10:30 am - 11:30 am
$0.00
As part of the Delaware Peace Week celebration, join people across the state and learn how to be a force for peace. A force that [...]
Speak Your Peace - Community Fun Day
10/08/2023    
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Come and be a part of a community celebration of peace with Darryl's Corner Society! This event is free and promises: ✨ Live Entertainment: Enjoy [...]
Disclosure Watch Party and Panel Discussion
10/08/2023    
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$0.00
Please mark your calendar for October 8 at 2:00 pm and join us at the Woodlawn Library to watch Disclosure. This powerful Netflix documentary examines [...]
Restorative Justice
While seated in a Circle of Peace, ancient principles and the peacebuilding theory of restorative justice will be reviewed as an alternative to the current [...]
Innovations and Collaborations for Peace
10/08/2023    
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$0.00
Join us in our Peace March on Market Street led by the Fashion Steppers Youth Band. Superheroes for Peace Awards will be presented Fun activites [...]
Moms Demand Action Coffee Cups for Peace
10/08/2023    
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$0.00
Moms Demand Action is partnering with a local Ukrainian coffee shop, Riverfront Bakery, to engage the community in decorating messages of peace on coffee sleeves. [...]
Unity Dinner- Plant Based Soup Night
10/08/2023    
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$0.00
Please join us for a dinner that is peaceful to the Earth and our bodies. Eating more plant based has been shown do significantly help [...]
Food Bank of Delaware Tour and Presentation
10/09/2023    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$0.00
According to the American Health Rankings (AHR),  11.2 percent of Delaware households cannot provide adequate food for one or more household members due to lack [...]
Speak Out Against Hate
10/09/2023    
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
We have formed a new initiative called SOAH - Speak Out Against Hate.  For the past several months the working group has gotten up and [...]
An Act of Peace:  Supporting Asylum-Seekers I
10/09/2023    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$0.00
Come watch and discuss an important documentary called Seeking Asylum: A Mother’s Journey. This award-winning feature documentary shows the problems migrants face when petitioning for [...]
Nonviolent Moving Meditation
10/10/2023    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$0.00
Join Nonviolent Seaford for a special nonviolence edition of Moving Meditation. Moving Meditation is a gentle exercise class that incorporates Shibashi, Tai Chi, and Qi [...]
Pizza With the Police
10/10/2023    
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$0.00
Have a slice of pizza with the police officers from the Wilmington Police. Learn what's new, and ask questions.
Bingo With Highmark of Delaware
10/10/2023    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$0.00
Join Highmark Delaware for Bingo! Join our online Bingo gathering for fun and to connect with others locally within the community! This senior focused event [...]
10 Oct
10/10/2023    
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$0.00
Christiana Care strives to provide an exceptional experience for every patient, every encounter, every time. This talk will provide information about the specific needs of [...]
Pacem In Terris: Kim Graham
10/10/2023    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$0.00
Restoring The Power of Community It takes you and me. It takes you and me talking. It takes you and me listening. The world is [...]
Newark Ukesters Peace Week Concert
10/10/2023    
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Newark Free Library will be hosting a Ukulele Concert on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 7:00 PM. The Newark Ukesters will perform songs of peace [...]
Meeta Parker Peace Concert
10/10/2023    
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Local musician Meeta Parker will be performing at the Hockessin Library! For more details, check out our calendar at https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/10477177
JavaTime Peace Jam
10/11/2023    
7:00 am - 8:30 am
Get ready to get your peace jam on! Join Shelley Kelley on the WVUD 91.3FM radio airwaves from 7AM-830AM. Songs were selected to help you [...]
Riverside WRK Group Tour
10/11/2023    
10:00 am - 11:30 am
The REACH Riverside Development Corporation was formed in 2017 to remove the barriers to prosperity and well-being facing residents of Wilmington’s Riverside neighborhood, one of [...]
Vocalist MEETA PARKER singing songs to celebrate  PEACE WEEK
10/11/2023    
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Vocalist MEETA PARKER sings "SHINE", an original composition/Anthem as a part of a Nationwide participation in Concert across America to end Gun Violence and other [...]
Sacred Grounds
10/11/2023    
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Learn about Beth Emeth’s efforts to plant a native pollinator garden and create a greener, more sustainable space for our community. Efforts like these are [...]
Ecumenical Candle-lighting Service for the Victims of Gun Violence
10/11/2023    
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$0.00
Please join an ecumenical candle-lighting service to commemorate the victims of gun violence in our community.  Anne McWalters of Moms Demand Action and Rev. Mark [...]
Peer Support for Returning Citizens
This event will feature the work of New Beginnings-Next Step (NBNS). This non-profit fights recidivism in Delaware by sponsoring weekly peer-support groups for incarcerated and [...]
Peace Week Story Time
10/12/2023    
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Join us with your little ones at the Greenwood Public Library on Thursday October 12th at 10:30am for a fun morning of stories, songs, and [...]
One Peace, One Walk: Walking the Labyrinth Toward Peace
10/12/2023    
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$0.00
How can a walk on a labyrinth create peace? And how can a person’s inner peace affect transformation in other aspects of life? Walking a [...]
The State of Homelessness and Affordable Housing in Delaware
10/12/2023    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$0.00
This event will feature the most recent findings produced by Housing Alliance Delaware (HAD), which aims to advance housing opportunities, end homelessness, and promote vibrant [...]
Peace Of Pizza
10/13/2023    
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$0.00
Join us at Trolley Square for a city-wide celebration of peace, pizza, community, and fun.   St. Stephen's Church is your host for this event which [...]
Gathering Together With Music
10/13/2023    
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$0.00
An informal gathering enjoying songs from some talented musicians. Anyone is welcome - and can even sing along at times. Music has, in the past, [...]
Climate Justice Sussex County -- What You Can Do!
10/13/2023    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$0.00
A forum on current climate justice issues in Sussex County. Any climate improvement project has both issues of the effect on the climate and also [...]
Help Native Plants Thrive in Talley Day Park
10/14/2023    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for a rewarding morning of environmental action and community service on Saturday, October 14, as we work together to remove the invasive plants [...]
Get Messy -- Conflict Transformation
10/15/2023    
10:00 am - 11:45 am
“Get Messy!”: We invite you to get up close and personal with complexity, with insights drawn from the field of conflict transformation, experiences out in [...]
Environmental Justice Forum
Are you interested in learning about environmental justice (EJ), but aren’t sure where to start? Are you familiar with the concept of EJ and want [...]
Learn to Lobby Congress for Peace: Advocacy Training with the Friends Committee on National Legislation
10/15/2023    
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
$0.00
In this interactive workshop participants will learn how to advocate more effectively for federal legislation related to peace and diplomacy in U.S. foreign policy. Led [...]
An Act of Peace:  Supporting Asylum-Seekers II
10/15/2023    
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$0.00
Come watch and discuss an important documentary called Seeking Asylum: A Mother’s Journey. This film is an award-winning feature documentary that bears witness to the [...]
The People Demand: End Homelessness in Delaware
10/15/2023    
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$0.00
Housing is a human right! Yet, thousands of people in Delaware are experiencing homelessness. But homelessness can be solved. We can provide affordable, dignified housing [...]
Events on 10/06/2023

September 29, 2023

09/29/2023 - 10/30/2023

All Day


Visionary Peace Youth Art Exhibition: Call for Artwork
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Visionary Peace Youth Art Exhibition: Call for Artwork

Create your vision of peace for the 8th Annual Visionary Peace Youth Art Exhibition! We invite young artists to create their vision of a peaceful world. The artwork is intended to foster dialogue and encourage an intergenerational response to create a more peaceful world.

October 6, 2023

10/06/2023

5:00 pm - 11:45 pm


Night without a Bed
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Night without a Bed

  • Location: American Legion Post 28 Pavilion
    31768 Legion Rd, Millsboro, Delaware, 19966
  • Organization(s): Family Promise of Southern Delaware
  • Inclusion, Service, Well-being

The purpose of Night Without a Bed is to raise awareness of the realities of family homelessness through the firsthand experience of sleeping in a tent, car, couch, or anywhere other than a bed. Join us for an evening of fellowship, discussion, and experience spending the night in a tent or car at the Pavilion. Dinner will be served. The event is free, but donations are appreciated. Families are welcome (an adult must accompany children). RSVPs are strongly encouraged: https://givebutter.com/NWAB2023. The Event starts at 5:00 p.m5.

10/06/2023

5:15 pm - 6:00 pm


First Friday Walk for Justice & Peace
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First Friday Walk for Justice & Peace

  • Location: The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew
    719 Shipley St, Wilmington, Delaware, 19801
  • Organization(s): Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • Human rights, Non-violence, Outdoors

As a kickoff event for Peace Week Delaware 2023, join us for this peaceful, prayerful walk through the center of Wilmington to promote an end to racial and social injustice and to reduce gun violence in our city. We gather in the SsAM parking lot with people from various faith communities to share in this active, visible commitment to justice and peace. We walk in silence, ending at Rodney Square. Please join us!

October 7, 2023

10/07/2023

9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Depolarizing Within: A Braver Angels Workshop
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Depolarizing Within: A Braver Angels Workshop

Depolarizing Within is designed to foster skills to help you lessen the effects of polarization when you encounter them in your political conversations. Note that by “polarization,” we are not referring to healthy disagreements over issues or philosophy. We are talking about how we regard and talk about large groups of ordinary people on the other side of the political aisle.

Take this workshop if you are interested in the following:

1. Becoming more aware of your inner polarizer and finding ways to counteract that impulse.
2. Learning to be critical without stereotyping, dismissing, ridiculing, or showing contempt.
3. Building skills for intervening constructively in social conversations that veer into contempt and ridicule for people with other political views.

Please reserve a space using the provided eventbrite link. On-site registration will be available for those who choose not to book/register online.

10/07/2023

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Making Peaceful Habitats
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Making Peaceful Habitats

  • Location: Hockessin Friends Meetinghouse
    1501 Old Wilmington Rd., Hockessin
  • Organization(s): Hockessin Friends Meeting
  • Discussion, Environment

Aaron Sharp, director of Delaware Interfaith Power and Light, will be speaking about the Sacred Grounds projects installing native plantings in Wilmington. Sacred Grounds is a joint effort of National Wildlife Federation, Delaware Center for Horticulture, and Delaware Nature Society to install and help to maintain native plant gardens and pollinator patches in a variety of Wilmington churches and community centers. The effort has a goal of creating a corridor for butterflies and birds to be able to find food and shelter as they migrate through our area and to restore some of the native plants they rely on.

10/07/2023

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Rehoboth Concert Band Peace Concert--"Mi Casa es Su Casa"
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Rehoboth Concert Band Peace Concert--"Mi Casa es Su Casa"

  • Location: Georgetown–N. Bedford Street Park
    203 N. Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE, 19947, Southern DE
  • Organization(s): Rehoboth Concert Band Inc.
  • Human rights, Outdoors

Mi Casa es Su Casa”
(Translation: My house is your house)
On October 7 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., join the Rehoboth Concert Band at  the N. Bedford Street Park for a festive and inspirational afternoon of music that promotes multicultural unification, connection, joy, and peace.  Selected tunes will celebrate Indigenous, African American, Latina, Jewish, and other cultures.  Through the universal language of music,  we can create and promote peace and begin to spread harmony in our local communities and beyond.   The event also features narrators with suggestions on where and how to become involved in peace-making activities in our community.

Rehoboth Concert Band is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide area instrumentalists opportunities to make beautiful music while enriching community life. The Band includes 50+ instrumentalists from southern Delaware. www.rehobothconcertband.org

10/07/2023

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Tigray, Ethiopia - the Unspoken Tragedy
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Tigray, Ethiopia - the Unspoken Tragedy

  • Location: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
    420 Willa Rd, Newark, DE, 19711
  • Organization(s): Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
  • Adult, Discussion, Human rights

Author of The Tigrayan Electrician Memories of Father and His Beloved Motherland, Issayas Yrgaw Bahta (aka Isaias Irgau), an Ethiopian refugee will speak on the events leading up to the killing of his father during the war in Ethiopia and his own escape to safety.

Background

  • On October 11, 2019, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced that the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize had been awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for his efforts to make peace with neighboring Eritrea.
  • On December 10, 2019, while delivering his Nobel Lecture, the Ethiopian Premier said he accepted the award on behalf of his “partner and comrade in peace,” the President of Eritrea.
  • On November 4, 2020, 11 months after the Nobel Lecture, the Ethiopian premier and the Eritrean president coordinated a vicious military assault on the northern Ethiopian regional state of Tigray.

The peace treaty that had earned the Nobel Peace Prize just months earlier was, in fact, a war pact between Ethiopia’s and Eritrea’s Heads of State against Tigray and its regional government. The Nobel Institute had been spectacularly taken for a ride, and the people of Tigray found themselves at the receiving end of the most brutal war of the 21st century. A war that was the foundation of a two-year-long siege of the six million people of Tigray. The guns have fallen silent, but the wounds inflicted as a result of the siege and relentless onslaught on the people are anything but healed.

The presentation will lay bare events leading to the war and its consequences from a deeply personal perspective. There will be an opportunity to purchase the book, and all proceeds will be donated to help people suffering in the region.

https://www.tigrayanelectrician.com/

On-site registration will be available for those who chose not to book/register online.

10/07/2023

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Reading for Peace - Innovative Readers Aloud
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Reading for Peace - Innovative Readers Aloud

  • Location: The Finist & The Owl
    811 Brandywine Blvd, Wilmington
  • Organization(s): The Finist & The Owl

Come listen to inspiring excerpts from innovative authors while enjoying light refreshments.

October 8, 2023

10/08/2023

10:30 am - 11:45 am


Awakened Heart Peace Week DE Kirtan Concert with Yvette Om
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Awakened Heart Peace Week DE Kirtan Concert with Yvette Om

  • Location: The Buzz Ware Village Center
    2119 The Highway, Wilmington, DE, 19810, Arden
  • Organization(s): Awakened Heart A Center For Spiritual Living Teaching Chapter
  • Well-being, Worship service

Join us at Awakened Heart for a Sunday Celebration of Life featuring a heart-filled morning of sacred sound and Kirtan
with Yvette Om and Martin Orimenko.  Kirtan is a ‘call’ & ‘response’ style of sacred sounding.

Celebrated singer, author, and intuitive Yvette is passionate about awakening the hidden song within us all. Her style kirtan style (chant) is harmonic, bringing in all the colors of the chakras to dance with each other. Yvette has released five inspirational albums. She is a yoga teacher and a personal coach for the voice/chant and the sweet droning harmonium.

To learn more about Yvette, see her website  www.yvetteom.com

10/08/2023

10:30 am - 11:30 am


Being a Force For Peace in a Fractured World
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Being a Force For Peace in a Fractured World

  • Location: First Unitarian Church of Wilmington
    730 Halstead Rd., Wilmington, DE, 19803
  • Organization(s): First Unitarian Church of Wilmington
  • Human rights, Inclusion, Worship service

As part of the Delaware Peace Week celebration, join people across the state and learn how to be a force for peace. A force that extends in three directions: to others, to our opponents, and to ourselves.  This event draws on insights from Valarie Kaur, a renowned Sikh activist, filmmaker, and civil rights lawyer.

Reverend Dr. Larry Peers, the minister at First Unitarian Church of Wilmington has worked with organizations and their leaders across many faith traditions in change and conflict resolution.  He was also a visiting professor at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace and taught Peacemaking and Religious Leadership.

Registration is not required for the service; all are welcome. The sermon will also be available on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FirstuuwilmOrg

10/08/2023

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Speak Your Peace - Community Fun Day
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Speak Your Peace - Community Fun Day

  • Location: MSK Community Center
    1009 Sycamore Street, Wilmington, DE, 19805
  • Organization(s): MSK Community Center
  • Non-violence, Youth

Come and be a part of a community celebration of peace with Darryl’s Corner Society! This event is free and promises:

  • Live Entertainment: Enjoy live music and performances.
  • 🎤 Open Mic: Share your talents or simply enjoy the show.
  • 📚 Free Books: Explore a selection of free books
  • .🍔 Food: Savor delicious food options.
  • 📚 Educational Resources: Discover valuable resources for all ages.
  • 🛍️ Vendor Opportunities: Interested in participating? Contact us at info@darrylscornersociety.org.
  • 🙏 Donations: Your support is appreciated!

For more information on Darryl’s Corner Society and Our Mission, please visit https://darrylscornersociety.org.

All Open Mic Inquiries, please contact Daniel Via Instagram @Therennetproject
Speak Your Peace or follow the link:
https://view.forms.app/dlc106/syp-registration-form

On-site registration will be available for those who chose not to book/register online.

10/08/2023

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Disclosure Watch Party and Panel Discussion
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Disclosure Watch Party and Panel Discussion

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

Please mark your calendar for October 8 at 2:00 pm and join us at the Woodlawn Library to watch Disclosure. This powerful Netflix documentary examines transgender representation in Hollywood and its impact on the transgender community and American culture.  The film highlights how media can shape public perception and understanding of transgender individuals.  Then stay for a thought-provoking discussion led by a panel from Parents of Trans Kids (PTK) of Delaware.  Registration is requested.

10/08/2023

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Restorative Justice
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Restorative Justice

While seated in a Circle of Peace, ancient principles and the peacebuilding theory of restorative justice will be reviewed as an alternative to the current justice system from the perspective of a former lawyer. Charito Calvachi-Mateyko, a professional in the field of restorative justice, assists you to perceive the challenges presented by the current punitive system by using inquiry, and invites the participants to consider a peaceful way to handle crime and conflict today.

Ms. Calvachi-Mateyko is a speaker from the DE Humanities Speaker Program

On-site registration will be available for those who chose not to book/register online.

10/08/2023

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Innovations and Collaborations for Peace
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Innovations and Collaborations for Peace

  • Location: Academy for Peace
    203 N. Market Street, Wilmington
  • Organization(s): People to People Delaware
  • Inclusion, Youth

Join us in our Peace March on Market Street led by the Fashion Steppers Youth Band.
Superheroes for Peace Awards will be presented
Fun activites for youth and adults.

Dr. Jay Macklin, Dr. Erin Zoranski and Yulia Watters are leading this event.

10/08/2023

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Moms Demand Action Coffee Cups for Peace
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Moms Demand Action Coffee Cups for Peace

  • Location: Academy for Peace
    203 N Market St, Wilmington, DE, 19801
  • Organization(s): Moms Demand Action
  • Non-violence, Youth

Moms Demand Action is partnering with a local Ukrainian coffee shop, Riverfront Bakery, to engage the community in decorating messages of peace on coffee sleeves. The Riverfront Bakery customers will be given their coffee with a decorated peace sleeve during Peace Week. Help spread the message of peace, creating a smile on many faces! Come enjoy this artistic and fun way to spread the message of peace.

Please sign up here: https://forms.everytown.org/a/de-nncc-coffee-cups-peace

10/08/2023

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Unity Dinner- Plant Based Soup Night
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Unity Dinner- Plant Based Soup Night

  • Location: First Unitarian Church of Wilmington
    730 Halstead Rd., Wilmington, DE, 19803
  • Organization(s): First Unitarian Church
  • Environment, Meal, Well-being

Please join us for a dinner that is peaceful to the Earth and our bodies. Eating more plant based has been shown do significantly help our environment and our health. Sign up to either bring a plant based, gluten free soup, or to just come and enjoy a free dinner. Salad, drinks, bread, and dessert will be provided. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4caea82eaa8-peace2#/

October 9, 2023

10/09/2023

10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Food Bank of Delaware Tour and Presentation
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Food Bank of Delaware Tour and Presentation

  • Location: Food Bank of Delaware
    222 Lake Drive, Newark, DE, 19702
  • Organization(s): Food Bank of Delaware
  • Discussion, Service

According to the American Health Rankings (AHR),  11.2 percent of Delaware households cannot provide adequate food for one or more household members due to lack of resources.  Join the Food Bank of Delaware for a tour and a presentation on how the organization works to create a more just community by reducing food insecurity.

10/09/2023

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Speak Out Against Hate
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Speak Out Against Hate

We have formed a new initiative called SOAH – Speak Out Against Hate.  For the past several months the working group has gotten up and running and we are holding our first meeting in person and via zoom for all interested parties during PEACE WEEK on Mon. Oct. 9 from 5-6:30 pm at the Lewes Library, Lewes DE.  To find out more about SOAH go to SDARJ.org/soah or infoforsoah@gmail.com.  The link below is to register via Eventbrite.  Only those registered will be admitted.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speak-out-against-hate-soah-meeting-tickets-718825555587?

10/09/2023

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


An Act of Peace:  Supporting Asylum-Seekers I
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An Act of Peace: Supporting Asylum-Seekers I

Come watch and discuss an important documentary called Seeking Asylum: A Mother’s Journey. This award-winning feature documentary shows the problems migrants face when petitioning for asylum in the United States. In a dismantled system designed for failure, we follow one woman’s journey as she searches for protection for herself and her kids. Most people seeking asylum are running from extreme violence in their home countries.

Unfortunately, many migrants view getting to the U.S. as the final hurdle in their journey, but the film shows that once in the U.S., the fight has just begun. During one of the most uncertain times in our country’s history, Seeking Asylum documents the challenges asylum seekers face and shows why asylum is an integral part of the American Dream that we cannot afford to lose. It is a courageous act of peace to support those who seek asylum in the U.S.

On-site registration will be available for those who chose not to book/register online. Refreshments will be provided.
We will discuss the film’s themes and ways to support our neighbors who are seeking asylum.

October 10, 2023

10/10/2023

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Nonviolent Moving Meditation
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Nonviolent Moving Meditation

  • Location: Seaford District Library
    600 N. Market Street Ext., Seaford, Delaware , 19973, Western Sussex County
  • Organization(s): Nonviolent Seaford
  • Non-violence, Well-being

Join Nonviolent Seaford for a special nonviolence edition of Moving Meditation. Moving Meditation is a gentle exercise class that incorporates Shibashi, Tai Chi, and Qi Gong. Start your day off with deep breathing , gentle movements, and peaceful intentions for yourself and the world. Registration is not necessary.

10/10/2023

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Pizza With the Police
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Pizza With the Police

Have a slice of pizza with the police officers from the Wilmington Police. Learn what’s new, and ask questions.

10/10/2023

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Bingo With Highmark of Delaware
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Bingo With Highmark of Delaware

Join Highmark Delaware for Bingo! Join our online Bingo gathering for fun and to connect with others locally within the community! This senior focused event is intented to combat senior lonliness through meaningful connections.

Bingo Cards can be mailed ahead of time if needed. Please allow 7 days for delivery.

Building community one neighbor at a time.

For more information on Highmark Volunteer and Social Connection opportunities for Senior Citizens please visit https://www.highmark.com/plans/medicare/blue-neighbors.

10/10/2023

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm



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Partnering with the Community to Care for the Unsheltered Patient

  • Location: Wilmington Hospital – Trustee’s Rm
    501 W 14th St, Wilmington, DE, 19801, New Castle County
  • Organization(s): ChristianaCare
  • Inclusion, Service, Well-being

Christiana Care strives to provide an exceptional experience for every patient, every encounter, every time. This talk will provide information about the specific needs of unsheltered persons and follow-up after discharge from Christiana Care facilities.
We have found that the community is often a key player in keeping in touch with unsheltered/homeless persons and helping them maintain healthy lifestyles. Hear how you can help and give ideas on how we can improve outreach and follow-up care.

10/10/2023

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Pacem In Terris: Kim Graham
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Pacem In Terris: Kim Graham

  • Location: Wilmington Library
    10 E 10th Street, Wilmington, Delaware, 19801, Northern New Castle County
  • Organization(s): Delaware Pacem in Terris
  • Discussion, Inclusion, Non-violence

Restoring The Power of Community
It takes you and me. It takes you and me talking. It takes you and me listening. The world is poised for a C-change. Humanity faces the opportunity to stay (stuck, siloed, isolated) the same, or to change ( challenge paradigms, perspectives, seek connection). Let’s talk about it. Are you ready to listen to potentially divergent views and perspectives? What conditions create a favorable atmosphere for courageous healing conversations. Join Pacem and let’s explore together.

To register: https://airtable.com/appXQvUgiFwuyNLxU/shrdwshSU1qjhxsfm

10/10/2023

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Meeta Parker Peace Concert
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Meeta Parker Peace Concert

  • Location: Hockessin Public Library
    1023 Valley Rd, Hockessin, DE, 19707
  • Organization(s): Hockessin Public Library
  • Library event, Non-violence

Local musician Meeta Parker will be performing at the Hockessin Library!

For more details, check out our calendar at https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/10477177

10/10/2023

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Newark Ukesters Peace Week Concert
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Newark Ukesters Peace Week Concert

The Newark Free Library will be hosting a Ukulele Concert on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 7:00 PM. The Newark Ukesters will perform songs of peace & be joined by special guests from the Newark Free Library Ukulele Club. Stop by and sing along with us!

All Ages Welcome!

To register:
https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/10923438

On-site registration will be available for those who chose not to book/register online.

October 11, 2023

10/11/2023

7:00 am - 8:30 am


JavaTime Peace Jam
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JavaTime Peace Jam

Get ready to get your peace jam on! Join Shelley Kelley on the WVUD 91.3FM radio airwaves from 7AM-830AM. Songs were selected to help you ponder what “We Are One” means. Consider our common human needs: to have enough food, to have safe and adequate housing, to be treated justly and with respect, to live in a peaceful community – and how you, joining the many, can unite as ONE to make it happen.

10/11/2023

10:00 am - 11:30 am


Riverside WRK Group Tour
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Riverside WRK Group Tour

  • Location: The Warehouse
    1121 Thatcher St, Wilmington, DE, 19802
  • Organization(s): WRK Group
  • Inclusion, Public policy

The REACH Riverside Development Corporation was formed in 2017 to remove the barriers to prosperity and well-being facing residents of Wilmington’s Riverside neighborhood, one of Wilmington’s most impoverished communities. In 2018 REACH joined the Purpose Built Communities network and the WRK Group was formed. The WRK Group, a collaboration of three nonprofits working toward the goal of a vibrant Riverside community, is implementing the Purpose Built Communities revitalization model, a holistic approach focused on mixed-income housing, education and health initiatives. The WRK Group leverages the unique assets and expertise of each organization: REACH as community quarterback, leading overall redevelopment strategy and providing administrative and back-office services; Kingswood as a trusted community hub for social service delivery; and The Warehouse as a safe place where teens explore, learn, and develop the skills needed to be successful in school, work, and life. You can get more information on the WRK website here.

Tours start at The Warehouse (1121 Thatcher St in Wilmington) with a quick walkthrough, followed by a full presentation of the project by CEO Logan Herring. Then we jump into the REACH bus and tour the neighborhood, with stops at Kingswood Community Center and Imani Village to see the new housing. They take about 90 minutes.

Register for tour at: https://reachriverside.org/learn-and-tour/

10/11/2023

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Vocalist MEETA PARKER singing songs to celebrate  PEACE WEEK
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Vocalist MEETA PARKER singing songs to celebrate PEACE WEEK

  • Location: Kirkwood Library-NCC
    6000 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE, 19808
  • Organization(s): NEW CASTLE COUNTY - KIRKWOOD LIBRARY
  • Library event, Non-violence

Vocalist MEETA PARKER sings “SHINE”, an original composition/Anthem as a part of a Nationwide participation in Concert across America to end Gun Violence and other soft, easy listening, peaceful ballads/songs to celebrate Peace Week.

10/11/2023

5:30 pm - 6:45 pm


Sacred Grounds
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Sacred Grounds

  • Location: Congregation Beth Emeth
    300 W. Lea Blvd, Wilmington, DE, 19802
  • Organization(s): Congregation Beth Emeth
  • Environment, Outdoors, Service

Learn about Beth Emeth’s efforts to plant a native pollinator garden and create a greener, more sustainable space for our community. Efforts like these are critical for creating a world in which we care for one another by caring for a world we all share. Register here: https://congregationbethemeth.shulcloud.com/event/adult-learning20.html

10/11/2023

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Ecumenical Candle-lighting Service for the Victims of Gun Violence
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Ecumenical Candle-lighting Service for the Victims of Gun Violence

  • Location: St. Elizabeth’s Church
    809 South Broom Street, Wilmington, DE, 19805
  • Organization(s): Ministry for Black Catholics
  • Non-violence

Please join an ecumenical candle-lighting service to commemorate the victims of gun violence in our community.  Anne McWalters of Moms Demand Action and Rev. Mark Gardner, Chaplain, Ferris School  will share messages with the assembled. Music will be provided by the Sine Nomine Group, directed by Marion Jacobs; Soloist, Nanette Archie Snow accompanied by Rev. Kevin Benjamin;  and supported by the Wilmington Diocese Gospel Choir and the St. Elizabeth Choir.

All are welcome ~ Especially Our Youth.

10/11/2023

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Peer Support for Returning Citizens
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Peer Support for Returning Citizens

This event will feature the work of New Beginnings-Next Step (NBNS). This non-profit fights recidivism in Delaware by sponsoring weekly peer-support groups for incarcerated and returning citizens. Proving that people change primarily because of relationships, NBNS establishes a deep sense of kinship and trust with and among participating offenders while they are still in prison. These relationships continue long after NBNS members are released and help them build the resilience necessary to deal with the many daunting challenges of reentry successfully. NBNS Executive Director John Flynn, along with returning citizen members and volunteer facilitators, will share how NBNS helps to build an ever-growing community of compassion, hope, and possibility here in Delaware. As John is fond of saying, if we all stand with those in the margins, they won’t be margins anymore. They’ll just be the places where we’re all standing. NBNS was featured in an extensive cover story in the Delaware News Journal on September 22, 2022. See https://newbeginnings-nextstep.org for more information about NBNS.

On-site registration will be available for those who choose not to book/register online.

October 12, 2023

10/12/2023

10:30 am - 11:30 am


Peace Week Story Time
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Peace Week Story Time

  • Location: Greenwood Public Library
    100 Mill Street , Greenwood, DE, 19950
  • Organization(s): Greenwood Public Library
  • Inclusion, Library event, Youth

Join us with your little ones at the Greenwood Public Library on Thursday October 12th at 10:30am for a fun morning of stories, songs, and crafts centered around peace and community. Story Time is recommended for children ages 3-6.n

10/12/2023

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


One Peace, One Walk: Walking the Labyrinth Toward Peace
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One Peace, One Walk: Walking the Labyrinth Toward Peace

  • Location: First & Central Presbyterian Church
    1101 N Market St, Wilmington, Delaware, 19801
  • Organization(s): First & Central Presbyterian Church
  • Well-being

How can a walk on a labyrinth create peace? And how can a person’s inner peace affect transformation in other aspects of life?

Walking a labyrinth is an active meditation that can help us center ourselves, cultivate peace within, AND learn to act peacefully in our “outer” relationships—with our families, communities, and the world. This year’s theme is We Are One: One Peace, One Week, One Delaware. So, we invite you to join us in this One Peace.

Walk the labyrinth—one step for one moment of peace…

This is an indoor drop-in event.  Please arrive anytime from 12 noon to 6 pm. Our hosts will gladly assist you and explain the labyrinth to new walkers. An adult must accompany children. Finger labyrinths are available for those who cannot walk the Chartres pattern floor labyrinth. Masks are optional.
Please note that you can register for this event on-site when you arrive if you did not register online.

10/12/2023

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


The State of Homelessness and Affordable Housing in Delaware
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The State of Homelessness and Affordable Housing in Delaware

  • Location: Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew (SsAM)
    719 N. Shipley Street, Wilmington, DE, 19801, New Castle County
  • Organization(s): First Unitarian Church of Wilmington
  • Human rights, Inclusion, Public policy

This event will feature the most recent findings produced by Housing Alliance Delaware (HAD), which aims to advance housing opportunities, end homelessness, and promote vibrant communities. The findings will share the number of people seeking emergency housing, the cost of affordable and safe apartments, the rate of eviction, and the disparate effect of housing instability on people of color and women-headed households. Rabbi Sonya Starr, Policy Director, Housing Alliance Delaware, and individuals with lived experience with homelessness in Delaware will share how inadequate housing impacts communities and, most notably, what more needs to be done to find solutions to the housing crisis in DE. See https://www.housingalliancede.org/ for more information about HAD.

On-site registration will be available for those who choose not to book/register online.

October 13, 2023

10/13/2023

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Peace Of Pizza
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Peace Of Pizza

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

Join us at Trolley Square for a city-wide celebration of peace, pizza, community, and fun.   St. Stephen’s Church is your host for this event which features free pizza and ice cream from the University of Delaware’s Moo-Mobile,  live jazz music. The evening is topped by a vocal and instrumental concert by Cab Calloway students in the sanctuary.

Last year’s Peace of Pizza event drew over a hundred people.  Help us meet this year’s goal of 150 attendees.

             Volunteers needed.  If you are interested please contact  office@ststeph.org

 

10/13/2023

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Gathering Together With Music
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Gathering Together With Music

  • Location: Resurrection Parish
    3000 Videre Dr, Wilmington, DE, 19808
  • Organization(s): Resurrection Parish
  • Arts, Collection, Outdoors

An informal gathering enjoying songs from some talented musicians. Anyone is welcome – and can even sing along at times. Music has, in the past, and continues now to bring people together.

This event is free and open to everyone, but if you would like to bring one non-perishable food item, it will be shared with those in need through the outreach program, Table of Plenty.

10/13/2023

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Climate Justice Sussex County -- What You Can Do!
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Climate Justice Sussex County -- What You Can Do!

  • Location: UUs of Southern DE
    30486 Lewes-Georgetown Hwy, Lewes, DE, 19958
  • Organization(s): UUs of Southern Delaware

A forum on current climate justice issues in Sussex County. Any climate improvement project has both issues of the effect on the climate and also the effect on the local population. We will have presenters on various current issues and after their presentations there will time for Q and A.

October 14, 2023

10/14/2023

10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Help Native Plants Thrive in Talley Day Park
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Help Native Plants Thrive in Talley Day Park

  • Location: Talley Day Park
    1308 Foulk Rd, Wilmington, DE, 19803, New Castle County
  • Organization(s): First Unitarian Church
  • Environment, Outdoors, Service

Join us for a rewarding morning of environmental action and community service on Saturday, October 14, as we work together to remove the invasive plants that threaten the existence of  Talley Day Park’s native species.   Leah Brooks, a certified Delaware Master and avid eco-gardener, will be on hand to help us identify the invaders and teach us about natives.  We will meet at the Talley Dog Park at 10.  Please bring gardening gloves and, if you have them, clippers to cut back the invasive intruders.   Trash bags, water, and snacks will be provided.   This is a family-friendly event, but it is rain or shine.

 

 

October 15, 2023

10/15/2023

10:00 am - 11:45 am


Get Messy -- Conflict Transformation
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Get Messy -- Conflict Transformation

  • Location: UUs of Southern DE
    30486 Lewes-Georgetown Hwy, Lewes, DE, 19958
  • Organization(s): Peace Week Sussex County
  • Discussion, Non-violence

“Get Messy!”: We invite you to get up close and personal with complexity, with insights drawn from the field of conflict transformation, experiences out in our wide UU world…and from life with a four-year-old. As part of our Delaware Peace Week celebrations, we welcome guest worship speaker Lenore Bajare-Dukes, our new(ish) Primary Contact with the Unitarian Universalist Association, to share practical and spiritual lessons for practicing peace where it’s most challenging—and in doing so, growing more vibrant, just, connected congregations and communities.
Lenore will conduct practice sessions after the worship service.

10/15/2023

10:30 am - 2:30 pm


Environmental Justice Forum
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Environmental Justice Forum

  • Location: The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew
    719 Shipley St, Wilmington, Delaware, 19801
  • Organization(s): Delaware Concerned Residents
  • Environment, Meal, Worship service

Are you interested in learning about environmental justice (EJ), but aren’t sure where to start? Are you familiar with the concept of EJ and want to know more about the positive changes happening in Delaware? Do you want to make sure that everyone has access to clean air, water, land and food? Are you interested in taking action with other like-minded people, helping to reduce the impacts of pollution and environmental racism in your community?

Then join us on Sunday, October 15th from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm for an Environmental Justice Forum sponsored by Delaware Concerned Residents for Environmental Justice (DCR4EJ).The event starts at 10:30 am with an optional church service, and lunch starts at 12:00 pm. You may still attend the event if you do not attend the church service. If you are not coming to church, please arrive between 11:30 and noon to network with others.

Preaching that Sunday will be Michele Roberts, serving on the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council and speaking about “The Season of Creation.” There will be a panel discussion after lunch with environmental activists in our state and beyond including Michele Roberts, State Representative Larry Lambert, community environmental activist Dora Williams, Dr. Jeffrey Richardson and others.

The event will take place at The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew (SsAM) at 719 N. Shipley, Wilmington, DE. SsAM is a church with a history of supporting social justice issues in the state. Free parking is available. Informal networking opportunities will be provided throughout the event.

If you are interested in attending, be sure to REGISTER AND SIGN UP FOR A FREE LUNCH BY OCT. 6TH. WE WILL NOT BE SENDING OUT CONFIRMATIONS FOLLOWING REGISTRATION.

You must preregister to attend; register by email to delawareconcerned4ej@gmail.com, including your name, whether you want a vegan or non-vegan lunch, and whether you would like to volunteer at the forum.

10/15/2023

11:45 am - 2:00 pm


Learn to Lobby Congress for Peace: Advocacy Training with the Friends Committee on National Legislation
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Learn to Lobby Congress for Peace: Advocacy Training with the Friends Committee on National Legislation

  • Location: Hockessin Friends Meetinghouse
    1501 Old Wilmington Rd., Hockessin
  • Organization(s): Hockessin Friends Meeting
  • Inclusion

In this interactive workshop participants will learn how to advocate more effectively for federal legislation related to peace and diplomacy in U.S. foreign policy. Led by the new Delaware Advocacy team of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, the Quaker peace lobby on Capitol Hill, this session will equip advocates with the basic skills to drive change in Congress and the knowledge to influence Delaware’s federal legislators. FCNL advocates on a range of issues related to peacebuilding in both foreign and domestic policy. Join us to meet our Delaware team, learn new skills, and take action for lasting policy change with other members of your community.
All are invited to bring a main or side dish or a dessert and participate in a potluck meal starting at 11:45am or you may come for the workshop starting at 12:30pm.

10/15/2023

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


An Act of Peace:  Supporting Asylum-Seekers II
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An Act of Peace: Supporting Asylum-Seekers II

  • Location: Calvary Baptist Church
    215 E. Delware Ave., Newark, DE, 19711
  • Organization(s): Calvary Baptist Church
  • Adult, Discussion, Film screening

Come watch and discuss an important documentary called Seeking Asylum: A Mother’s Journey. This film is an award-winning feature documentary that bears witness to the endless deterrents migrants face when petitioning for asylum in the United States. In a dismantled system that has been designed for failure, we follow one woman’s journey as she searches for protection for her and kids. Most people seeking asylum are running from extreme violence in their home countries.

Unfortunately, many view getting to the U.S. as the final hurdle of the migration journey, but we quickly learn that once in the U.S. the fight has just begun. During one of the most uncertain times in our country’s history, Seeking Asylum documents the challenges asylum seekers face and shows why asylum is an integral part of the American Dream that we cannot afford to lose. It is a courageous act of peace to support those who seek asylum in the U.S.

On-site registration will be available for those who chose not to book/register online. Refreshments will be provided.

We will discuss the themes of the film as well as ways to support our own neighbors who are seeking asylum.

10/15/2023

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The People Demand: End Homelessness in Delaware
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The People Demand: End Homelessness in Delaware

Housing is a human right! Yet, thousands of people in Delaware are experiencing homelessness. But homelessness can be solved. We can provide affordable, dignified housing for everyone. We can protect unhoused people from stigma and discrimination based on their housing status.

We CAN SOLVE homelessness in Delaware. H.O.M.E.S. is rallying against homelessness, and we’re calling our neighbors to join us!  Come to Rodney Square in Wilmington on Sunday, October 15th at 4 p.m., ready to demand action to house the unhoused!

Register below or use this link: https://actionnetwork.org/events/the-people-demand-end-homelessness-now