Darlene Scott

Standing for justice was important to me even as a young girl. This conviction led to a career in social work, ultimately as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker serving survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.


Upon retirement from my career 10 years ago I moved from suburban New Jersey to the city of Wilmington, Delaware.  I didn’t know then that I would be called to continue working for justice. Joining the 1st UU Church of Wilmington and connecting with those reading Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow was the beginning of my education. As I continued learning, my commitment to justice broadened to include advocacy for anyone experiencing oppression.


I was drawn to Peace Week Delaware from its beginning in 2016. As a new Delawarean I was curious and eager to know more. At first I was just a fan, attending a dozen or more events, as many as I could fit into my week. So many events inspired me to connect and get involved. This led to my joining the Steering Committee in 2018 and in 2021 beginning a three year term serving as Chair of the Steering Committee. It has been a transformative experience leading this extraordinary organization and guiding it through the process of becoming an independent non-profit. I welcome the opportunity to continue to serve Peace Week Delaware into the future as a member of the first Board of Directors.