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


All Day


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 am - 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.

10:00 am - 11:30 am


Coffee and Conversation: Creating Peace Through Climate Action
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Discussion, Environment, Public policy

Coffee and Conversation: Creating Peace Through Climate Action

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

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

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.

(Note: We plan to do this in-person but will move the program online if that becomes necessary.)

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.

11:00 am - 12:00 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 - 3:30 pm


Nature Peace Walk & Service Project
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Environment, Outdoors, Service

Nature Peace Walk & Service Project

  • 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, 2:00-3:30pm

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) haven’t had it easy since the outbreak of COVID in China. Those, particularly of East and South-East Asian descent, have been the focus of public attention – much of it hostile – and it is about time to address its aftermath in our very own state and look at it head-on. The situation is often complicated by a reluctance in the AAPI community to draw attention to themselves by speaking out and being seen, which has led to inter-racial misunderstandings.

A panel of AAPI speakers from various walks of life 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.

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

  • Location: Grier
  • Organization(s):

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.

October 5, 2021


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

7:00 pm - 8:00 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.

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.

6:30 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


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 Suppresson Head-on"
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Public policy

"Power to the People: Confronting Voter Suppresson 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.

October 8, 2021


5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Coffee for Peace
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Adult, Environment, Outdoors

Coffee for Peace

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

Climate Justice, Peace, and Me!
Please join us for our annual Peace Week Coffee House and music on October 8th from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm. We will enjoy food trucks, coffee, and local musicians. 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.

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