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April 13, 2020

04/13/2020

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Virtual Event Development Workshop
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Virtual Event Development Workshop

  • Location:
  • Organization(s): Peace Week Delaware

Learn about Peace Week Delaware and learn from people who have organized Peace Week events.

  • Take a tour of our amazing website
  • Discuss best practices of event planning
  • Have plenty of time for your questions and for some fun
  • Win a Zoom “door” prize

We are using the video-conferencing app Zoom. RSVP to info@peaceweekdelaware.org and we will send you an invitation-link.  The link will open in any internet browser, and you can join even using your phone.

April 21, 2020

04/21/2020

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Virtual Event Development Workshop
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Virtual Event Development Workshop

  • Location:
  • Organization(s): Peace Week Delaware

Learn about Peace Week Delaware and learn from people who have organized Peace Week events.

  • Take a tour of our amazing website
  • Discuss best practices of event planning
  • Have plenty of time for your questions and for some fun
  • Win a Zoom “door” prize

We are using the video-conferencing app Zoom. RSVP to info@peaceweekdelaware.org and we will send you an invitation-link.  The link will open in any internet browser, and you can join even using your phone.

April 29, 2020

04/29/2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Virtual Event Development Workshop
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Virtual Event Development Workshop

  • Location:
  • Organization(s): Peace Week Delaware

Learn about Peace Week Delaware and learn from people who have organized Peace Week events.

  • Take a tour of our amazing website
  • Discuss best practices of event planning
  • Have plenty of time for your questions and for some fun
  • Win a Zoom “door” prize

We are using the video-conferencing app Zoom. RSVP to info@peaceweekdelaware.org and we will send you an invitation-link.  The link will open in any internet browser, and you can join even using your phone.

September 19, 2020

09/19/2020 - 10/11/2020

All Day


Listen to My Art: A Visionary Peace Virtual Art Exhibition
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Listen to My Art: A Visionary Peace Virtual Art Exhibition

This exhibition gives adults in our community the opportunity to utilize artistic expression as not only a way to heal the heart, but to also visualize – then actualize – what peace looks like for our community. The call for art expanded to include work that brings to light institutional racism. This exhibition can be accessed from Sept. 19-Oct. 11.

Access to the virtual gallery: https://prezi.com/view/2uGijjIzi9oLzgGzra2V/

09/19/2020 - 10/11/2020

All Day


Visionary Peace Youth Art Exhibition
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Visionary Peace Youth Art Exhibition

  • Location: Virtual Event
    Unknown, Anywhere
  • Organization(s): Pacem in Terris
  • Adult, Arts, Youth

Youth from numerous local schools and organizations provide visual and written answers to the questions, “What does peace look like?” “What does the world look like that you want to live in?” This virtual exhibit opens September 19th and remains open through October 11th.

Enjoy the art at: https://prezi.com/view/wdM7tSl8jjV2X5RpdPUf/

October 2, 2020

10/02/2020

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Discussing Non-Violent Wilmington with Jeffrey Lott
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Discussing Non-Violent Wilmington with Jeffrey Lott

Activist, Jeffrey Lott, will discuss Non-Violent Wilmington. Our Peace Week event coincides with Sukkot, giving us the opportunity to discuss justice, peace, and nonviolence, as we immerse ourselves in the Jewish values of welcoming guests and the love of personal growth.

Registration required: https://congregationbethemeth.shulcloud.com/event/sukkot-program–dinner.html

Links will be emailed to  registrants several days before the event.

October 3, 2020

10/03/2020 - 10/10/2020

All Day


"John Lewis: Good Trouble" film screening
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"John Lewis: Good Trouble" film screening

“John Lewis: Good Trouble” is a poignant documentary that chronicles the moments in a civil rights activist and U.S. representative’s life that have shaped his place in American history. The film follows his life through interviews and rare archival footage.

Note that UUSD is hosting a Discussion of this film on Saturday, October 10; for more information, the link is:  https://www.peaceweekdelaware.org/events/discussion-of-john- lewis-documentary-good-trouble/
There will also be a discussion for a teen audience on Sunday, October 11, the link is: https://www.peaceweekdelaware.org/events/discussion-of-john-lewis-good-trouble-teen-edition/

If you haven’t seen the film and would like to watch it before joining a discussion, we offer the following options

10/03/2020 - 10/11/2020

All Day


Generations for Racial Justice: A Call for Photographs
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Generations for Racial Justice: A Call for Photographs

Call for Photos! Submit a photograph highlighting your participation in protests for racial justice in the U.S. This virtual exhibition will showcase the struggle for racial justice across multiple generations and runs Nov 15-30.

To submit photos or to review guidelines: https://prezi.com/view/OrUpZ1p5ehQw5pWHu0pM/

10/03/2020

10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Racial Justice Healing Circle
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Racial Justice Healing Circle

Circle, a journey for your entire being in the presence of those who treasure you as a human being. Together we can be enlightened with each other’s wisdom. Bring your wholeness: Your beautiful mind, your authentic heart, your lively body, and omnipresent spirit. Please commit to completing the full 2-hour program.

Links will be sent to registrants via email several days before the event.

10/03/2020

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


UUSD Cares Drive Through Collection for the Homeless
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UUSD Cares Drive Through Collection for the Homeless

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

We will conduct a “Drive – Through” Donation Event to collect backpacks and personal and non-perishable food items to dispense to members of our homeless community with a goal of sharing peace, justice and generosity with our homeless neighbors.

10/03/2020

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Pathways to Peace: Opening Ourselves to Uncomfortable Conversations about Race
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Pathways to Peace: Opening Ourselves to Uncomfortable Conversations about Race

This event centers around viewing a selection of short, highly acclaimed videos hosted by Emmanuel Acho titled, “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man.” With thoughtfulness, solid information, and clarity, Acho provides insights into numerous topics that will help us approach meaningful conversations around race.  We will have discussion time to share our questions and our thoughts as we begin our journey of listening more intently, sharing more openly, and understanding more humbly the important questions of race. Links will be sent to registrants via email several days before the event. Register in advance at: https://resurrectionde.org/peaceweek

October 4, 2020

10/04/2020 - 11/11/2020

All Day


YWCA Dialogue to Action-Conversation Series: Sussex
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YWCA Dialogue to Action-Conversation Series: Sussex

  • Location: Virtual Event
    Virtual Event, Virtual Event, Sussex County
  • Organization(s): Southern DE Alliance for Racial Justice
  • Discussion, Human rights, Inclusion

The Southern DE Alliance for Racial Justice will kick off a 6-week series of facilitated conversations about race, racism and moving into action. This is a series of 6 2-hour sessions starting during Peace Week.  There will be 3-4 sessions at various times and days.

To register or learn more about the program visit: https://www.ywcade.org/what-we-do/rsj/

10/04/2020

10:30 am - 11:45 am


Sharon Katz & The Peace Train Performs
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Sharon Katz & The Peace Train Performs

In1992 the first, 500-voice mixed race choir was created in South Africa to break through apartheid’s barriers. The goal of Sharon Katz & The Peace Train has been to spread Nelson Mandela’s dream of justice & equality. The Peace Train message has travel to Cuba, USA, Mexico & beyond.

Event links will be sent to registrants via email several days before the event.

10/04/2020

11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Peace Week Conversation with Matt Meyer and Kim Tull
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Peace Week Conversation with Matt Meyer and Kim Tull

  • Location: Virtual Event
    Unknown, Anywhere
  • Organization(s): St. Philips Lutheran Church
  • Adult, Discussion

Please join us for a conversation with County Executive Matt Meyer and Peace Week Chairperson Kim Tull to learn more about the history and events of Peace Week. Learn what it is, why it’s especially important now, and how to get involved.
There will be a time at the end for Q&A and conversation.

Registration is required: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4CA9AF2EA1FB6-peace

Virtual links will be sent to registrants via email several days before the event.

10/04/2020

12:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Creating Peaceful Community Through the Arts
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Creating Peaceful Community Through the Arts

  • Location: Center for the Creative Art
    410 Upper Snuff Mill Row, Yorklyn, DE, 19736, New Castle County
  • Organization(s): Center for Spiritual Living Delaware
  • Meal, Outdoors, Well-being

We are building collaborative relationships among our diverse communities for a more peaceful, just world. Dedication ceremony of Peace Garden, Yoga Sessions, Arts and Crafts, Art Walk, Labyrinth, Ole Tapa Food Truck, Optional Donations for CCArts.

10/04/2020

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Knights of St. Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary Peace Service
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Knights of St. Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary Peace Service

We will host a prayer service asking for the strength and the courage to put our faith into action in order to effect change in our communities.  We join the community in our quest for peace and justice in our neighborhoods, our state and our world through friendship, unity and Christian charity. This event will be livestreamed. You can access it at:

10/04/2020

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Peace of Mind, Know Justice, Know Peace
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Peace of Mind, Know Justice, Know Peace

  • Location: Academy for Peace
    203 N Market St, Wilmington, DE, 19801
  • Organization(s): Academy for Peace, Stop The Violence Coalition Inc.
  • Arts, Inclusion, Youth

This event will explore Community Mental Health addressed through youth voice and community conversations. The ‘Peace of Mind’ art mural by 7god will be displayed.

Enjoy artwork from the People to People Youth Art Project created by middle school students from the Boys and Girls Club and inspired by the message ‘Know Justice, Know Peace’. Students explored themes of social justice and the Black Lives Matter movement.  For a slide show of the Youth Art Project: visit, https://ptpde.org/special-programs/

This is an outdoor event with controlled access to the indoor parts of the exhibition.  Out of respect for our community safety, social distancing, wearing of masks and any other recommendations suggested by the Governor will  be practiced.

10/04/2020

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Help From the Heart Collection
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Help From the Heart Collection

  • Location: Epworth United Methodist Church
    19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE, 19971
  • Organization(s): Epworth United Methodist Church
  • Collection, Service, Youth

This drive in/drop off event of food and personal care items will benefit neighbors in need across Sussex County. We ask that everyone stay in their cars, with donations preferably in the trunk. Please wear a mask or keep you windows up when talking with volunteers.

Other collection dates are: Tuesday, October 6,  9 -12 and Thursday, October 8,  2-5.

For information on items needed: http://www.seasidejewishcommunity.com/pdfs/Help_from_the_Heart.pdf

10/04/2020

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Spirit to Action: Nonviolence Workshop
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Spirit to Action: Nonviolence Workshop

Free 2-hour virtual workshop with noted trainers, authors, and advocates, Veronica Pelicaric and Rivera Sun. Explore nonviolence to self, nonviolence to all others, and nonviolence to the earth and its creatures—all in pursuit of peace and justice. Details at http://www.nonviolentwilmington.com/peaceweek

Register(required) at: http://bit.ly/nonviolentwilm

Links will be sent via email to registrants several days before the event.

October 5, 2020

10/05/2020 - 10/10/2020

All Day


Peace Week Grab & Go Kit
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Peace Week Grab & Go Kit

  • Location: Kirkwood Library-NCC
    6000 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE, 19808
  • Organization(s): Kirkwood Library
  • Library event, Youth

A packet of activities, games, and booklists about peace for ages 3 – 10 will be available to pick-up at the Kirkwood Library.

10/05/2020

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Yoga Shalom
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Yoga Shalom

  • Location: Virtual Event
    Unknown, Anywhere
  • Organization(s): Seaside Jewish Community
  • Well-being

Join Reb Lisa for Yoga Shalom. Appropriate for all levels. Link will be sent to registrants several days before event.

10/05/2020

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


A Climate of Peace
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A Climate of Peace

How does protecting the dynamic balance in our natural environment contribute to a dynamic equilibrium within our neighborhoods? How does upheaval in our natural environment contribute to upheaval throughout the planet? Join us for interfaith insights and small group discussions to explore together.  Event link will be sent to registrants by email several days before the event.

10/05/2020

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Belief as it Relates to Action for Peace
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Belief as it Relates to Action for Peace

  • Location: Virtual Event
    Unknown, Anywhere
  • Organization(s): Epworth United Methodist Church
  • Discussion, Inclusion

Peace is a part of many faith traditions. Join a multi- faith panel of local clergy as they discuss how their beliefs relate to taking action for peace.

Links will be sent to registrants several days before the event.

10/05/2020

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Housing Insecurity in Delaware
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Housing Insecurity in Delaware

  • Location: Virtual Event
    Unknown, Anywhere
  • Organization(s): Delaware Coalition to Dismantle New Jim Crow
  • Discussion, Inclusion

Nineteen million households in America, including about 30 percent of all renters pay more than half of their monthly income on housing. This is a key factor in what the government now refers to as “housing insecurity” — a condition in which a person or family’s living situation is tentative, or how close the family might be to homelessness. But what, exactly, does it mean to be “housing insecure?

 Speakers include University of Delaware Professor Dr. Ann Aviles, and Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. Housing Attorney Gilberte Pierre.  The event will conclude with breakout sessions, providing an opportunity to hear from our community and engage volunteers.

Links will be sent to registrants via email several days before the event.

 

10/05/2020

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Virtual Finger Labyrinth Walk
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Virtual Finger Labyrinth Walk

  • Location: Virtual Event
    Unknown, Anywhere
  • Organization(s): Labyrinth Team, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
  • Well-being

Peace in the world begins with peace in your heart. A finger labyrinth walk can help you find calm, gratitude, and peace. We will introduce labyrinths, have a reading and then a meditative time with music to “walk your labyrinth”. RSVP to labyrinth@uufn.org and we will send you a zoom invitation.

October 6, 2020

10/06/2020

9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Help from the Heart Collection
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Help from the Heart Collection

  • Location: Epworth United Methodist Church
    19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE, 19971
  • Organization(s): Epworth United Church
  • Collection, Service, Youth

This drive in/drop off event of food and personal care items will benefit neighbors in need across Sussex County. We ask that everyone stay in their cards, with donations preferably in the trunk. Please wear a mask or keep your windows up when talking with volunteers.

Other collection dates are: Sunday, October 4, 1-3, and Thursday, October 8,  2-5.

10/06/2020

11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Belle Canto's Fine Tuning:"Classical Peace Pieces"
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Belle Canto's Fine Tuning:"Classical Peace Pieces"

  • Location:
  • Organization(s): WVUD
  • Arts

UD Radio station classical music host Belle Canto presents “Classical Peace Pieces” on Fine Tuning, WVUD.ORG, 91.3 FM or the Tune In app.
Enjoy 90 minutes of peace-themed classical music.

 

10/06/2020

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Mental Health Association in Delaware:  Information & Resources
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Mental Health Association in Delaware: Information & Resources

  • Location: Virtual Event
    Unknown, Anywhere
  • Organization(s): Mental Health Association in Delaware
  • Well-being

Addressing Stigma, How to Help, and Important Resources. This session is designed for anyone who would like better understanding of the signs and symptoms of a mental health concern and practical ways to show informed support.

Registration(required):https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pYQibODrRVeBm9Vr8uxgBg

Links will be sent to registrants by email several days before the event.

10/06/2020

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Transforming Psychological Trauma into Peaceful Resilience
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Transforming Psychological Trauma into Peaceful Resilience

NAMI Delaware  (National Alliance on Mental IIlness) will share helpful information on how to recognize the impact of trauma and toxic stress on our lives during these uncertain times and how to turn transform into peaceful resilience.
Advance registration is required at: https://pwtraumaresilience.eventbrite.com or https://www.facebook.com/events/3320820461341630

 

10/06/2020

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Peace Week Book Talk: Well-Read Black Girl by Glory Edim
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Peace Week Book Talk: Well-Read Black Girl by Glory Edim

In honor of Peace Week we’re hosting a discussion on a book dedicated to the stories of black women. We will be discussing Well-Read Black Girl by Gloria Edim. The book talk will take place on Zoom.

Register at: https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/7075092

Links will be sent to registrants by email several days before the event.

10/06/2020 - 10/27/2020

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Health Challenge Delaware
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Health Challenge Delaware

Join us for the second annual Health Challenge Delaware and dedicate 22 days to a healthier planet, a more just and peaceful food system, and a healthier you! Zoom meetings four Tuesdays in October 2020,  6:00pm to 7:30pm, beginning on October 6.
Get support to transition to eating more whole plant foods.

For more information and registration (required) : https://www.progressivehealthproject.com/health-challenge-delaware.

10/06/2020

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Meet the Author:  Paul Butler, Chokehold
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Meet the Author: Paul Butler, Chokehold

‘I worked as a prosecutor. Then I was arrested. The experience made a man out of me. It made a black man out of me’
Meet Paul Butler, author of “Chokehold: Policing Black Men.” Registration is required:  https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/6868614

10/06/2020

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Hope and Resilience in Times of Toxic Stress
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Hope and Resilience in Times of Toxic Stress

  • Location: Virtual Event
    Unknown, Anywhere
  • Organization(s): Wilmington University - Center for Prevention Science
  • Well-being

This presentation will explore using trauma informed principles to enhance hope and resilience and address the impact of trauma and toxic stress on individuals throughout the lifespan.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://wilmu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcldeyrqDgiHtcnnd_DDETrUnz6Q-CdRK3Z  
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

10/06/2020

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Stand Up for Justice: Tools for Confronting Bias
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Stand Up for Justice: Tools for Confronting Bias

We encounter bias every day. Do you ever wonder what to say or do to stand up for justice, fairness, kindness and equity for all? Join us for this training to add some great techniques to your toolbox. Breakout groups will allow individuals to tailor it to your needs and ask questions.

Register (required) at: https://adl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJclf-uprjkrEtAEaG2dWWAIOxiG8Ira55Kn

Links will be sent to registrants via email several days before the event.

10/06/2020

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


What Showing up for Peace can Look Like
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What Showing up for Peace can Look Like

Join Delaware Moms Demand Action, the Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence and Delaware March for our Lives as we look at how we can show up for peace. It will take us all working together to end gun violence, but we can do it. We will be screening “Parkland Rising” and discussing ways to get involved.

Register(required) at: https://secure.ngpvan.com/ic_ZSAQdpEKuzNNBoyGX6w2

Links will be sent via email to all registrants several days prior to the event.

October 7, 2020

10/07/2020

12:00 am


(CANCELLED) Hour of Power Interfaith Prayer Service
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(CANCELLED) Hour of Power Interfaith Prayer Service

Due to circumstances beyond the control of Peace Week Delaware, this event has been cancelled.

10/07/2020

7:00 am - 8:30 am


Java Time Peace Jam
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Java Time Peace Jam

  • Location:
  • Organization(s): WVUD
  • Arts

Get ready to get your peace jam on! Join Shelley Kelley on the WVUD 91.3FM radio airwaves from 7AM-830AM featuring songs that focus on social justice, unity and peace from artists local and around the world.

10/07/2020

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Ask a Police Officer
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Ask a Police Officer

Come meet members of the Wilmington Police Department via Zoom.  Bring all your questions and a bagged lunch!

Registration required: https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/6981370

10/07/2020

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Staying Calm Amid Chaos
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Staying Calm Amid Chaos

  • Location: Virtual Event
    Unknown, Anywhere
  • Organization(s): Sigrid Olsen Design
  • Well-being

2020 has been a challenging year in which to maintain inner peace. Sigrid Olsen will lead a time of guided meditation, journaling and open sharing to support us in achieving calm amid chaos. Link will be sent to registrants by email several days before the event.

10/07/2020

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


"Forgiveness In The Time of Corona - Alternatives to Violence Project"
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"Forgiveness In The Time of Corona - Alternatives to Violence Project"

This experiential workshop will have participants explore “forgiveness” as it surfaces in our intimate, family, community – and larger universal lives. As each of us has faced/is facing continued stress because of COVID 19, opportunities for stress, anger and forgiveness remain ever present.  RSVP to turnheartlighton@gmail.com to get an electronic invitation.

10/07/2020

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Mental Health in the LGBTQ+ Youth Community
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Mental Health in the LGBTQ+ Youth Community

This presentation goes over what mental health is, what some of the risk factors towards developing a mental health challenge that are specific to LGBTQ+ youth, and what are some protective factors that can help. This was developed for GSA student presentations, however all ages are welcome!

Register at: http://namidelaware.eventbrite.com. Links will be sent by email to registrants several days before the event.

10/07/2020

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Online for Meditation for Peace
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Online for Meditation for Peace

  • Location: Virtual Event
    Unknown, Anywhere
  • Organization(s): Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
  • Adult, Well-being

For there to be peace in the world there must first be peace in the heart. To follow this ancient wisdom the Zen Group of the UU Fellowship of Newark is holding an Online Meditation for Peace. Each half hour we will pause for a brief talk. To join us or ask questions, contact us at zen@uufn.org.

10/07/2020

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Building a Race Equity Culture to Eradicate Health Inequalities
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Building a Race Equity Culture to Eradicate Health Inequalities

Rita Landgraf, Director of UD Partnership for Healthy Communities, will share her research and experience with issues regarding racial disparities in access to health care. This is a Zoom event; links will be sent to registrants several days prior to the event.

Registration(required): https://udel.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckceuprz0qHNc_wF2XPCKCCwCWlbbfRPoV

10/07/2020

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Get Your Ducks in a Row
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Get Your Ducks in a Row

  • Location: Virtual Event
    Unknown, Anywhere
  • Organization(s): Delaware Hospice
  • Well-being

Discover how end-of-life planning can give you peace of mind. Explore palliative & hospice care, two types of holistic support that allow you to focus on what matters most. Plus, learn how to define, document, & communicate your wishes so loved ones can honor your choices with dignity and respect.

Event links will be sent to registrants a few days via emails a few days before the event.

10/07/2020

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Sisters Promoting Peace
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Sisters Promoting Peace

  • Location: Virtual Event
    Unknown, Anywhere
  • Organization(s): Peace Week Sussex County
  • Discussion, Inclusion

Christian, Jewish and Muslim women will share their experiences and insights in creating relationships that promote peace and understanding among all faiths. These women have been gathering monthly in small groups to learn about one another and their individual faith traditions.

Links will be sent to registrants via email several days prior to the event.

October 8, 2020

10/08/2020

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Help from the Heart Collection
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Help from the Heart Collection

  • Location: Epworth United Methodist Church
    19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE, 19971
  • Organization(s): Epworth United Methodist Church
  • Collection, Service, Youth

This drive in/drop off event of food and personal care items will benefit neighbors in need across Sussex County. We ask that everyone stay in their cars, with donations preferably in the trunk. Please wear a mask or keep your windows up when talking with volunteers.

Other collection dates are: Sunday, October 4, 1-3 and Tuesday, October 6,  9-12.

10/08/2020

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


School, Peace and Our Future
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School, Peace and Our Future

  • Location: Virtual Event
    Unknown, Anywhere
  • Organization(s): The Bryan Allen Stevenson School of Excellence, Inc
  • Inclusion, Restorative justice

Join the founder of the Bryan Allen Stevenson School of Excellence (BASSE) for an interactive program to explore ways to make our schools more peaceful. Learn about BASSE, and then join with other participants to discuss how we can have a hand in bringing more peace into our schools.

Event links will be sent via email to registrants several days prior to the event.

10/08/2020

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Unconscious Bias with the YWCA
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Unconscious Bias with the YWCA

The Delaware City Library has partnered with the YWCA to offer a program on unconscious bias. Part of the racial and social justice series from YWCA, this program examines social stereotypes about groups of people that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness.

Register at: https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/7076166

Links will be sent by email to registrants several days before the event.

10/08/2020

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


The Golden Rule - The Practice of Peace: A Virtual Interfaith Conversation
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The Golden Rule - The Practice of Peace: A Virtual Interfaith Conversation

As a path to peace, the Golden Rule – treating others as you want to be treated and vice versa – is more relevant today than ever. Leaders from Delaware’s interfaith community will discuss how this works from the lens of their respective faiths.  Registrants will be sent a link for the event several days before the event. Register for the event here.

10/08/2020

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


From Emergency to Emergence
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From Emergency to Emergence

Rick Grier-Reynolds will help us envision new systems of economic and social organization that will address the various inequities that our current pandemic has exposed, and the role of nonviolent social change toward a more just society for all. This will be an interactive experience.

Links will be sent to registrants via email several days prior to the event.

10/08/2020

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Mental Health & Peer Support
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Mental Health & Peer Support

  • Location: Virtual Event
    Unknown, Anywhere
  • Organization(s): Mental Health Association in Delaware
  • Well-being

Join us for a conversation about how peer support works and can be an integral part of recovery. Joined by Miguel Pozo.

Registration (required):

An event link will be sent to all registrants via email several days before the event.

October 9, 2020

10/09/2020

10:00 am - 11:30 am


Seniors and Mental Wellness
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Seniors and Mental Wellness

  • Location: Virtual Event
    Unknown, Anywhere
  • Organization(s): Mental Health Association in Delaware
  • Well-being

Looking at the impact and need for understanding of Mental Health in the 55+ community. Joined by Elizabeth Davis PsyD.

10/09/2020

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Food and Coat Giveaway and Celebrating S.U.N. 8th Anniversary
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Food and Coat Giveaway and Celebrating S.U.N. 8th Anniversary

Safe United Neighborhoods, aka S. U. N., is a non profit organization with the mission to promote a clean and safe environment for the N. E. Community by providing youth activities, partnership with Wilmington Police Department and community walks; we also provide emergency relief for those in need and this food and coat giveaway is part of that effort.

In case of inclement weather, event will be held at Praying Ground Community Church 41 E 22nd St. Wilmington, DE

In order to be respectful and keep everyone as safe as can be, all viral safety precautions will be an important part of this event, including the wearing of masks and appropriate distancing, as well as anything else recommended at the time by our Governor and his advisors.

10/09/2020

8:00 pm - 9:15 pm


Shabbat Service with Guest Speaker Jeffrey Lott from Nonviolent Wilmington
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Shabbat Service with Guest Speaker Jeffrey Lott from Nonviolent Wilmington

Shabbat service with guest speaker Jeffrey Lott from the Nonviolent Wilmington Project. Registration required. Virtual links will be sent to registrants via email several days before the event.

October 10, 2020

10/10/2020

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Dignity for Our Trans Youth
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Dignity for Our Trans Youth

Be an effective advocate for transgender youth at home and help create safer, supportive schools! Whether parent, teacher or ally, educate yourself on this important topic, register today!

Registration required: https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/7117663

Links will be sent to registrants via email several days before the event,

10/10/2020

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Joining Our Hands for Peace
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Joining Our Hands for Peace

  • Location: Arise Church at Peninsula McCabe UMC
    2200 Baynard Blvd, Wilmington, DE , 19802
  • Organization(s): Baha'i Community of Wilmington
  • Inclusion, Youth

Paint a visual representation of your hand in calling for peace. Painted pieces will be installed on the grounds of Arise Church in Wilmington and dedicated on 10/10/2020 at 2 pm. All art supplies will be provided for participants and available starting 10/3/2020. Register via safe social distancing at https://www.facebook.com/events/3638956456120998/.

10/10/2020

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Families Confront Racism (with help from Big Bird) CANCELLED
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Families Confront Racism (with help from Big Bird) CANCELLED

Outdoor showing of “Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism” — a CNN/Sesame Street town hall for kids and families.

SORRY, CANCELLED

10/10/2020

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Working for Women's Rights: Then & Now
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Working for Women's Rights: Then & Now

This program will consist of three talks:

  • highlighting the trailblazing 1848 Seneca Falls convention for women’s rights;
  • Delaware African-American suffragist Blanche Williams Stubbs’s work to secure voting rights for women;
  • and current work for women’s rights, including the 2019 equal rights amendment to Delaware’s constitution.

Register and get more information at: https://www.fgcquaker.org/cloud/hockessin-friends-meeting/events/working-womens-rights-then-now

Links will be sent to registrants via email several days before the event.

10/10/2020

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Peace Intentioned Journaling
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Peace Intentioned Journaling

  • Location: Virtual Event
    Unknown, Anywhere
  • Organization(s): Peace Week Sussex County
  • Well-being

We are all learning how to emerge from this time of cocooning at home. Seaside Shaman Athena Allread will lead us in journaling and meditation to explore themes of emergence with grace and peace. Link will be sent to registrants several days before the event.

10/10/2020

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Discussion of "John Lewis; Good Trouble"
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Discussion of "John Lewis; Good Trouble"

John Lewis dedicated his life to seeking justice through peaceful protest. He embodied working for both peace and justice. Now, we must take up the mantle. Come discuss ways we might do this individually and collectively. Invited respondent: Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester.

Details on viewing the film can be found at: “John Lewis: Good Trouble” film screening

Links to the Discussion will be sent via email several days before the event.

October 11, 2020

10/11/2020

10:30 am - 11:45 am


Bob Sima and Shannon Plummer
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Bob Sima and Shannon Plummer

Bob Sima & Shannon Plummer join forces as musician, teacher, mystic & shamanic practitioner. Bob has been called “Eckhart Tolle with a guitar”. He is a Peace troubadour. Their latest albums “Mover, Shaker & Peacemaker” & “Good Words, Good Thoughts, Good Deeds” are music for our soul.

Event links will be sent to registrants via email a few days prior to the event.

10/11/2020

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Islam and Racial Equality - An Interfaith Dialogue
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Islam and Racial Equality - An Interfaith Dialogue

  • Location: Virtual Event
    Unknown, Anywhere
  • Organization(s): Islamic Society of Delaware
  • Inclusion, Non-violence

Islam and Racial Equality – An Interfaith Dialogue

Zoom links will be sent to registrants via email several days before the event.

10/11/2020

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Peace March and Rally
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Peace March and Rally

  • Location: The Circle
    The Square, Georgetown, DE, Sussex County
  • Organization(s): Peace Week Sussex County
  • Inclusion, Non-violence

Gather at Georgetown Presbyterian Church with signs for peace. We will walk a few blocks to the Circle where our Rally will take place. Music, speakers and prayers for peace. We will also be dedicating the 2020 Peace Pole which will be installed at Mt. Calvary AME Church in Seaford.

In order to be respectful and keep everyone as safe as can be, all viral safety precautions will be an important part of this event, including the wearing of masks and appropriate distancing, as well as anything else recommended at the time by our Governor and his advisors.

10/11/2020

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Interfaith Book Discussion
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Interfaith Book Discussion

  • Location: Virtual Event
    Unknown, Anywhere
  • Organization(s): Hanover Presbyterian Church
  • Discussion, Inclusion

Interfaith book discussion about finding sacred truths in, learning from, and admiring other faiths. Join us at Hanover Presbyterian for the adventure.  Please see

http://www.hanoverchurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Peace-Week-Event-2020.pdf

for details  about the book and how to get it, so that we all can read it before we meet. Registrants will be sent computer and phone links and simple instructions for zoom access several days before the event. Help with technology will be available when you register; please request help if needed.

 

10/11/2020

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Discussion of "John Lewis; Good Trouble": Teen edition
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Discussion of "John Lewis; Good Trouble": Teen edition

John Lewis dedicated his life to seeking justice through peaceful protest. He embodied working for both peace and justice. Now, we must take up the mantle. Teens of all faiths are invited to come discuss ways we might do this individually and collectively.

Details on viewing the film can be found at: “John Lewis: Good Trouble” film screening

Links to the Discussion: Teen edition  will be sent to registrants  via email several days before the event.

April 24, 2021

04/24/2021

5:15 pm - 5:45 pm


Test Event 5
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Test Event 5

  • Location: Resurrection Parish
    3000 Videre Dr, Wilmington, DE, 19808
  • Organization(s): Resurrection Catholic Church
  • Inclusion, Service, Well-being

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August 1, 2021

08/01/2021 - 09/01/2021

All Day


Listen to My Art: Peace Art for Adult Artists
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Listen to My Art: Peace Art for Adult Artists

Adult visual artists are invited to create 2D original artwork highlighting institutional racism or visionary peace. Submitted art must be original in concept, design, and execution and does not infringe upon or violate the copyrights of others. All submissions will include a paragraph or short poem explaining the artwork or vision of peace and be able to fit in a 16×20″ frame.
Only one submission per artist. A digital photo (jpg) and a brief written description must be submitted via email to dj@depaceminterris.org no later than September 1st, 2021.  Selected artwork will be on display at Delaware Contemporary on October 3rd & 4th 2021. If your artwork is selected for the Exhibition, you agree to drop off your original artwork at The Delaware Contemporary on September 30th or October 1st to a Pacem in Terris staff person and you agree to pick up your artwork on October 6th at an agreed upon time.

08/01/2021 - 09/11/2021

All Day


Visionary Peace Youth Art
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Visionary Peace Youth Art

Delaware youth grades PK-12 are invited to use paint, drawing, photographs, collage or the computer to create images that answer these questions: What does peace look like? What does peace mean to you? or What does a peaceful world look like? Artwork must be original and be colorful, inspiring and positive. All submissions must fit in a 16×20″ frame and be accompanied by the artist’s written statement or short poem about their vision of peace. All artwork and descriptions will be on display at the Delaware Contemporary in Wilmington from October 2-3, 2021, and also be eligible to be considered for the Traveling Peace Youth Art exhibition for display all over Delaware in 2022.

September 21, 2021

09/21/2021 - 12/31/2021

All Day


Registration Opens for MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH on September 21
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Registration Opens for MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH on September 21

MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH 2021; Celebrating 7 years amplifying youth voices & encouraging youth to SPEAK UP.  First Prize: $2,000
FOR UPDATES & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
VISIT FACEBOOKhttps://www.facebook.com/mlkvoice4youth OR YWCA  @  https://www.ywcade.org/homepage/events/mlk-voice-4-youth-2022

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.

 

October 2, 2021

10/02/2021

10:00 am - 11:30 am


Creating Peace Through Climate Action: Empowering Conversations
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Creating Peace Through Climate Action: Empowering Conversations

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.

10/02/2021

10:00 am


Labyrinth Meditation:  Walking Towards Racial Justice
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Labyrinth Meditation: Walking Towards Racial Justice

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.

10/02/2021

11:00 am - 11:45 am


Self-Care and You, a Beautiful Duo
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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.

 

10/02/2021 - 10/03/2021

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Visionary Peace Youth Art exhibit
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Visionary Peace Youth Art exhibit

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

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.

10/02/2021

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Celebrating SUN Anniversary and Community Walk with WPD
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Celebrating SUN Anniversary and Community Walk with WPD

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

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.

Hopefully, it will be rescheduled; no word as to when.

October 3, 2021

10/03/2021

10:30 am - 11:45 am


May Peace Prevail on Earth
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May Peace Prevail on Earth

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. James Twyman, author of 16 books and known as The Peace Troubadour, will be joining us!

10/03/2021

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Memorial Service
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Memorial Service

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

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

10/03/2021

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm


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

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

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

10/03/2021

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm


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

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

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

10/03/2021

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Breaking the Silence: Asian-American Pacific Islanders in Delaware
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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

10/04/2021

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Yoga For Peace with Reb Lisa
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Yoga For Peace with Reb Lisa

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.

10/04/2021

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Unite Delaware
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Unite Delaware

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.

10/04/2021

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Meeta Gajjar Parker: Zoom Concert
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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

10/04/2021

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Rick Grier-Reynolds: Stories from Real Politik to Satyagraha
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Rick Grier-Reynolds: Stories from Real Politik to Satyagraha

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.

10/04/2021

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence "Start with Hello" Presentation
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Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence "Start with Hello" Presentation

Join us as we discuss peaceful solutions to end gun violence. We will share a brief demonstration of Sandy Hook Promise`s “Start With Hello” program — which encourages participants to recognize social isolation and build more connected communities – and talk about how you can bring this program to your school or youth organization. This program empowers participants to end social isolation by following three easy steps to build empathy, healthy relationships and social awareness.

10/04/2021

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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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

10/05/2021

10:00 am - 11:30 am


commUNITY
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commUNITY

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!

10/05/2021

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Pizza With The Police
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Pizza With The Police

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

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

10/05/2021

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH Writing Workshop
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MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH Writing Workshop

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

 

10/05/2021

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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

10/05/2021

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Community Drumming Circle
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Community Drumming Circle

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

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.

10/05/2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


National Night Out
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National Night Out

  • Location: Rodney Square
    1000 N Market St, Wilmington, De, 19801
  • Organization(s): Wilmington Police Department
  • Meal, Non-violence, Outdoors

The Wilmington Police Department will continue its tradition of celebrating National Night Out with a community celebration held on Tuesday, October 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Rodney Square.

National Night Out is an annual community event that mobilizes millions across the country, and promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.

This year’s festivities will also include free food – including Grotto Pizza and Bernie’s Water Ice – thanks to the continued generous support of these popular, long-standing Wilmington businesses.

The Wilmington Police Department will be joined by various partners in law enforcement, public safety and public service, including:

  • Wilmington Fire Department
  • Wilmington Office of Emergency Management
  • Delaware Probation and Parole
  • Delaware CrimeStoppers
  • New Castle County EMS
  • Delaware Department of Justice
  • United States Attorney’s Office
  • Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
  • Delaware National Guard
  • ChristianaCare
  • Delmarva Power
  • Chase

COVID-19 vaccines will also be available.

There will also be plenty of public safety-related giveaways for children and adults alike!

10/05/2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Healing Stories of Immigration
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Healing Stories of Immigration

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

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.

10/05/2021

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Health Challenge Delaware
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Health Challenge 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

 

10/05/2021

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Presentation:  Building Bridges by Breaking Bread
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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. Registration has closed; please contact the event organizer for a link.

October 6, 2021

10/06/2021

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. This year’s lineup builds from songs for personal reflection, to making the change that leads to healing our community and the world.

10/06/2021

10:00 am - 10:30 am


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

“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)

10/06/2021

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

10/06/2021

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm


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

“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)

10/06/2021

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Hour of Power
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Hour of Power

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

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

10/06/2021

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Sharing Stories, Sharing Ourselves
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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.

10/06/2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Drum Circle & Healing Sound Bath Concert
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Drum Circle & Healing Sound Bath Concert

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

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.

10/06/2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Unity Flags – Inspiring Connection
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Unity Flags – Inspiring Connection

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

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.

10/06/2021

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


UUFN Zen Meditation Offering
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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.

10/06/2021

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


NAMI In Our Own Voice
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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

10/07/2021

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


QPR Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention
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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

 

 

10/07/2021

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


The First Duty of Love is To Listen
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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.

10/07/2021

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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

10/07/2021

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Call to Action - Growing a Community Violence Prevention/Intervention Initiative
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Call to Action - Growing a Community Violence Prevention/Intervention Initiative

We can all agree that current efforts to stem the tide of violent crime in Wilmington needs to be augmented. A strong community driven approach, would complement the approach lead by law enforcement in fostering strong communities where youth and families can thrive. Join Rita Landgraf, UD Director of Partnership for Healthy Communities, and Lynne Kielhorn, co-lead of the Peace & Justice Work Group, to hear about the progress, challenges and new proposals relative to the report released in 2015 by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. We hope you will join us and add value to this continuing focus to heal our communities.

October 8, 2021

10/08/2021

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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

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.

10/08/2021

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Film: Kiss the Ground with discussion to follow
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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

10/09/2021

10:00 am - 11:00 am


Mindfulness Practice: A Path to Peace
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Mindfulness Practice: A Path to Peace

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.

10/09/2021

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


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

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.

You are welcome to join in person or online.
To let us know you are coming in person use the registration form below.
To get the Zoom link PLEASE CLICK HERE https://secure.everyaction.com/GjZRpGppK0WzrksSTRXAbQ2

10/09/2021

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Learning and Growing Through Peace
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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.

 

October 10, 2021

10/10/2021

10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Creation Justice Sunday
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Creation Justice Sunday

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

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.

10/10/2021

10:30 am - 11:45 am


Pamela Whitman Talk & Flute Concert
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Pamela Whitman Talk & Flute Concert

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.”

10/10/2021

10:30 am - 11:30 am


Practicing the Art and Soul of Peacebuilding with Rev. Dr. Larry Peers
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Practicing the Art and Soul of Peacebuilding with Rev. Dr. Larry Peers

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

During this global pandemic, many of us developed capacities for innovating that we never knew we had. We changed much of what we ordinarily do at work, in our religious institutions, at home, and in our daily lives. Can we also find ways to tap into our imaginations in order to innovate for the sake of building peace? What are the perspectives and practices in the art and the soul of building peace in the various contexts of our life, communities, and world?

Rev. Dr. Larry Peers began as the minister of First Unitarian Church of Wilmington in August. In addition to ministry, he has worked with organizations and their leaders across many faith traditions in the areas of change and conflict transformation as a former senior consultant with the Alban Institute and a director of the Pastoral Excellence Network. He has taught courses in adaptive leadership and conflict transformation at seminaries and will be a guest lecturer next spring in an interreligious program in International Peacebuilding at Hartford Seminary.

For this event we are pleased to share that you can join us either at the church or virtually. Once you register we will reach out with information for both options and you can share with us your preference. If you are considering joining us at the church please know that we are following all COVID spacing and other guidelines. If you join us online we assure you that you will find the process easy and our volunteers will be ready to assist you that morning with the telecast.

10/10/2021

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Sunday Worship
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Sunday Worship

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

Reverend Idola Batson will give a sermon on “The Peace is Missing.” It will draw from Scripture — hope for personal, social and institutional peace. The spoken word, prayers and music will constitute the service. She recommends Facebook Live for viewing the service.
Rev Batson states that “a recurring theme of sermons is often on accessing the peace of God and finding the path to peace in an anxious and hostile environment. Black preaching is distinctive in its approach because of the direct impact of racism and the struggle for equality that daily face the African American community.”

10/10/2021

11:45 am - 12:15 pm


Peace Pole Celebration – May Peace Prevail on Earth
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Peace Pole Celebration – May Peace Prevail on Earth

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

Come help us “plant” and dedicate our brand new Peace Pole on the grounds of First Unitarian.
We will connect with each other through a peace filled ceremony.
This Peace Pole will be an outward sign of our commitment to peace in our community.

10/10/2021

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm


Lessons from COVID
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Lessons from COVID

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

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

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10/10/2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Superheroes for Peace
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Superheroes for Peace

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

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

 

 

10/10/2021

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Join Moms Demand Action for a Fun Pinwheel Activity with your Children
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Join Moms Demand Action for a Fun Pinwheel Activity with your Children

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

A pinwheel is a childhood symbol reminding us of a time when things were simple, joyful and peaceful. Spend time constructing a beautiful pinwheel as a wonderful memory of a harmonious, safe time.  Additionally, you’ll be able to learn about our work and take home useful literature.

10/10/2021

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Pacem In Terris' March for Justice
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Pacem In Terris' March for Justice

For there to be peace, we must March for Justice! We will gather and rally around the work that so many amazing community members have dedicated their lives to.
Please join us as we send a message to the city about the justice that we require for ALL of our communities to thrive. Bring signs that tell what you are fighting for. We are all in the struggle together, and we want to lift each other up and gather our collective energy, to invigorate our efforts as we fight together as one.
In the past, Delaware Pacem In Terris has hosted a March for a Culture of Peace during
Peace Week. This year, we are taking a slightly different approach and hosting a March
For Justice, because we know that without justice, there can be no peace.
On Sunday, October 10, we will gather at 18th and Baynard at 3:30 pm. We will march
to Rodney Square at 4:00 where we will gather and rally around the work that so many
amazing community members have dedicated their lives to.
Please join us as we send a message to the city about the justice that we require for
ALL of our communities to thrive. Bring signs that tell what you are fighting for. We are
all in the struggle together, and we want to lift each other up and gather our collective
energy, to invigorate our efforts as we march together as one.

  • Black Lives Matter!
  • Housing is a Human Right!
  • Liberation through Food Sovereignty!
  • End Mass Incarceration!
  • Mental Illness is Not a Crime!
  • Every Child Deserves an Education!

Whatever you are fighting for, please come out and add your voice. We appreciate your work, and we want to celebrate everything that you’ve been doing!

10/10/2021

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


And Still We Sing Documentary Viewing
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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 Registration on this PWD website will open on the 7th at 7 pm and close on the 10th at 7 pm.

This streaming opportunity is scheduled to disappear after Sunday, Oct. 10 at 7:00 PM; so register and follow the link to Facebook.

March 17, 2022

03/17/2022

All Day



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  • Location: Zoom Link
  • Organization(s): test org

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April 7, 2022

04/07/2022

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Promoting Civic Pride
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Promoting Civic Pride

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

This is a sample event; it is being used to test the new event submission ‘
For more information, consult https://www.peaceweekdelaware.org/about

April 8, 2022

04/08/2022

9:45 am - 10:15 am



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Ukraine Protest

  • Location: Rodney Square
    Wilmington Square, Wilmington, de, 19801
  • Organization(s): ArtFul Looking

Protest

04/08/2022

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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August 13, 2022

08/13/2022

10:00 am - 8:00 pm



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African American(AFRAM) Festival--Eastern Shore

  • Location: Ross Station Event Center
    585 N Market St, Seaford, DE, 19973
  • Organization(s): Peace Week DE

This is a Pre-Peace Week Delaware event:

We will have a Peace Week DE booth. We will have peace activities for the kids — painting peace rocks, creating peace birds, and decorating mini peace poles, All items created are to be taken home.

August 20, 2022

08/20/2022

11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Exhibition Display: Peace Week Delaware
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Exhibition Display: Peace Week Delaware

  • Location: Open Streets: August
    4th Street, Wilmington, Delaware, 19806
  • Organization(s): Peace Week Delaware

This is a Pre-Peace Week event. Come visit our booth. For all ages, stories, art projects. Learn how you can contribute to a more peaceful community. Let us change “what is” into “what can be”.

September 21, 2022

09/21/2022 - 01/23/2023

All Day


Registration Opens for MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH on September 21
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Registration Opens for MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH on September 21

MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH 2022; Celebrating 8 years amplifying youth voices & encouraging youth to SPEAK UP.  First Prize: $2,000
FOR UPDATES & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:VISIT FACEBOOKhttps://www.facebook.com/mlkvoice4youth 

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.

MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH is a statewide, spoken word contest for Delaware students, grades 7 – 12. Contestants have creative freedom to express their views on issues important to them and share how Dr. King’s legacy speaks to their dreams today.  On Thursday, October 13 at 6 PM, Dr. Donna Blakey from Delaware State University will offer an online writing workshop, at no charge to students registered to compete in MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH 2023 for cash prizes: $2,000 first prize; $1,000, second prize; and $500 third prize.  New in 2023, the middle school contestant with the top score will receive $250.

In 2023, MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH will celebrate its 8th year encouraging youth to SPEAK UP for social change through respect, understanding, and compassion.  To register for MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH visit:  www.mlkvoice4youth.org.

October 6, 2022

10/06/2022

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


QPR Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention
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QPR Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention

This is a Pre-PWD event.

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://www.eventbrite.com/e/qpr-gatekeeper-training-registration-371287299307

 

 

 

October 7, 2022

10/07/2022

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm


FIRST FRIDAY WALK FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE
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FIRST FRIDAY WALK FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE

  • Location: The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew (SsAM)
    719 N. Shipley Street, Wilmington, DE
  • Organization(s): Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • Human rights, Non-violence, Outdoors

Friday, October 7, 5:30-6:00 pm – Rain or shine (exceptions will be made for thunderstorms!)
Start – The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew (SsAM), 719 N. Shipley Street
End – Rodney Square

On the eve of Peace Week Delaware (October 8-16), join us for this peaceful, prayerful walk through the center of Wilmington to promote an end to racial and social injustice. We gather in the SsAM parking lot with people from various faith communities to share in this active, visible commitment to justice and peace in our community. We walk in silence, carrying battery-powered candles, ending at Rodney Square. It is a very moving experience. Please join us – and share this invitation with people you know who are dedicated to this purpose. And stay downtown for dinner at one of the wonderful nearby restaurants!

10/07/2022

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Supressed & Sabotaged - The Fight to Vote (Film w/Q&A)
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Supressed & Sabotaged - The Fight to Vote (Film w/Q&A)

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

A film on voter suppression followed by a discussion. We will discuss what we can do to help ourselves and others in getting the right to vote we own. We will submit a press release to the Cape Gazette with an Enventbrite.

October 8, 2022

10/08/2022 - 10/16/2022

All Day


Delaware Public Libraries: Creative Activities for Peace Week
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Delaware Public Libraries: Creative Activities for Peace Week

 

It is important not to underestimate the value of these activities; they provide an opportunity for children and adults to talk together and identify where and when they experience peace.

The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach, Sussex County (302-858-5518) and the Delmar Public Library, Sussex County (302-846-9894)  will be building Peace

Doves by writing messages of Peace. Find doves for message-writing at the main desk of the libraries. Available for all ages.

 

Libraries in New Castle County will observe Peace Week Delaware with displays of books related to peace.  All the materials needed to create an “I am Peaceful” flower like the sample shown will also be available for families to take home.

 

 

 

To commemorate Peace Week, the Delaware City Public Library (302-834-4148) invites Library visitors to share peaceful messages and picture collages on our Peace Graffiti Wall.

10/08/2022

9:00 am - 11:00 am


Forest Therapy for Peace and Justice
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Forest Therapy for Peace and Justice

  • Location: White Clay Creek Park
    750 Thompson Station Road, Newark, Delaware, 19711
  • Organization(s): University of Delaware
  • Environment

This event is for University of Delaware students. Come and experience the regenerative and creative power of forest therapy for peace on a walk in White Clay Creek State Park.  Jane Baty and Charito Calvachi-Mateyko will be your guides.

Dress appropriately for a brisk walk and bring water and snacks (if needed).

10/08/2022 - 10/16/2022

10:00 am - 9:00 pm


City Of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People's Campaign Poster Exhibition
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City Of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People's Campaign Poster Exhibition

  • Location: Route 9 Library & Innovation Center
    3022 New Castle Ave, New Castle, De, 19720
  • Organization(s): Route 9 Library & Innovation Center
  • Inclusion, Library event

City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign poster exhibition explores the history and legacy of this important moment in U.S. history. Explore the posters, find book suggestions, and complete various activities.

Register at:https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/9777231

10/08/2022

10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Peace Song Sing Along
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Peace Song Sing Along

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

Featuring live music, this participatory event will prepare our spirits for the work of peacemaking. It coincides with Hockessin Friends’ annual fall festival, which includes activities for all ages. Besides the sing along, there will be musicians performing throughout the day and an art project for children. There will also be a bazaar featuring donated gently-used items, crafts, and foods, with the funds raised being given to local charities. Other than the items for sale, everything else is free. This event will happen rain or shine.

10/08/2022

10:00 am - 11:30 am


Positive Psychology Virtual Workshop - Roadmap to a Peaceful Life
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Positive Psychology Virtual Workshop - Roadmap to a Peaceful Life

Positive psychology is a new field of study based on decades of research into the components necessary to live a flourishing and peaceful life.  Through positive psychology you can find answers to the questions:  ‘What’s right with you? How can we build more of that? And, how do you stay aligned with peace while amidst ‘chaos’.  This free virtual workshop will offer you tools to  take back the reins of your life, manage your thoughts, shift your emotions, and inspire your actions.  We will identify simple tweaks to your schedule, outlook and habits that can lead to dramatic and measurable increases to your inner peace and well-being.

For more info: https://www.resilience-mastery.com

October 9, 2022

10/09/2022

10:30 am - 11:45 am


Awakened Heart Peace Education Program
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Awakened Heart Peace Education Program

  • Location: The Buzz Ware Village Center
    2119 The Highway, Wilmington, DE, 19810, Arden
  • Organization(s): Awakened Heart Spiritual Center
  • Discussion, Service, Well-being

In person and via Zoom

Awakened Heart is offering a session of the Peace Education Program developed by the Prem Rawat Foundation.

The program gives participants the opportunity to focus and reflect on their own humanity and their inner resources such as choice, hope, and dignity. Rather than describing or defining personal peace, the program empowers individuals to reach their own understanding. Everyone can benefit.

For additional information and the zoom link, see our website Sunday Services page: https://awakenedheart.net/sunday-services

No registration required, all are welcome!

10/09/2022

10:30 am - 11:30 am


The Kinship Worldview and the Practice of Peacemaking
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The Kinship Worldview and the Practice of Peacemaking

What might we learn from contemporary Indigenous leaders and the Indigenous worldviews about human survival and the well-being of future generations? What wisdom and precepts from this “kinship worldview” can nourish us and help guide us toward being peacemakers and being at peace. Children are invited to join their families for the first part of the service.

Rev. Dr. Larry Peers began as the minister of First Unitarian Church of Wilmington in August 2021. In addition to ministry, he has worked with organizations and their leaders across many faith traditions in the areas of change and conflict transformation as a former senior consultant with the Alban Institute and a director of the Pastoral Excellence Network. Rev. Peers has taught courses in adaptive leadership and conflict transformation at seminaries and was a guest lecturer last spring in an Inter-religious Program in International Peace-building at Hartford Seminary.

For this event we are pleased to share that you can join us either at the church or virtually.
Once you have registered we will reach out with information for both options.

10/09/2022

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Peace Wellness Gathering
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Peace Wellness Gathering

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

10/09/2022

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Get Out the Vote Coffeehouse
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Get Out the Vote Coffeehouse

  • Location: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
    420 Willa Rd, NEWARK, DE, 19711, New Castle County
  • Organization(s): Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
  • Adult, Non-violence, Youth

Justice in the United States involves giving each person a voice… AND A VOTE.
Join us to write non-partisan postcards to voters encouraging them to vote in this November’s midterm elections.. Enjoy a coffeehouse atmosphere with live music and children’s activities. Supplies provided. For more information:  https://uufn.org/event/get-out-the-vote-coffeehouse/

“If we want to reap the harvest of peace and justice in the future, we will have to sow seeds of nonviolence here and now, in the present”
Mairead Maguire (Irish Peace Activist and Nobel Peace Laureate)

10/09/2022

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Open Heart to the World/Metta Meditation
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Open Heart to the World/Metta Meditation

When we live with an open heart we offer the world the possibility of peace.” Pema Chodron

Metta is a word that roughly translates to ‘benevolence’ , ‘unconditional loving-kindness’ and good will.  The focus in a metta meditation is to cultivate and send feelings of goodwill and kindness to ourselves and others- people we love, people we know, strangers, and even our “enemies”.  Join Reverend Sue Greer, a practicing Tibetan Buddhist who has taught meditation and guided healing practices for over 30 years, and learn the power of this practice to create a more peaceful you and a more peaceful world.

Greer is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Peace Week metta practice
Time: Oct 9, 2022 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5215881696?pwd=MUhOc21FaTl0QVRPR3RYYnNhZExnZz09

Meeting ID: 521 588 1696
Passcode: 5Senses

10/09/2022

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Islamic  Perspective On Social Justice
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Islamic Perspective On Social Justice

Join us for a presentation on Islamic perspective on social justice. Speakers include notable leaders of the Muslim community and scholars. The session will be followed by breakout sessions enabling participants to have an open discussion. All are welcome.`

10/09/2022

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Interfaith Panel Discussion
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Interfaith Panel Discussion

  • Location: Delaware State University
    1200 N Dupont Hwy, MLK, Jr Student Center, Parlor C, Dover, DE, 19901
  • Organization(s): Central Delware Interfaith Alliance
  • Discussion, Inclusion, Youth

We will host a panel discussion with people from different faith backgrounds. Students from Delaware State University will also be on the panel. Panelists will discuss what peace means in their traditions. We will allow time for questions from those attending.

10/09/2022

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm


The Academy for Peace  and People to People Delaware Together : Promoting Peace from the Inside Out
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The Academy for Peace and People to People Delaware Together : Promoting Peace from the Inside Out

  • Location: Academy for Peace
    203 N Market St, Wilmington, DE, 19801
  • Organization(s): People to People Delaware and The Academy for Peace
  • Inclusion, Non-violence

  • Join us in our Peace March on Market St. led by the Fashion Steppers Youth Band.
  • Youth Peace Murals from the Boys and Girls Club with the theme Hope and Resilience: A Pathway to Peace will be unveiled.
  • Superheroes for Peace Awards will be presented.
  • Fun activities for youth and adults.

Dr. Jay Macklin and Dr. Erin Zoranski are leading this event.

10/09/2022

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Healing Hands for Peace Arts & Crafts Project
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Healing Hands for Peace Arts & Crafts Project

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

Art can help to bring us together for peace . . . It is my sincere belief that when you find something that helps you to change the world, like art, it helps you think more compassionately and act more lovingly.  I believe that art has the power to do this. ” William Kelly

Are you looking for a fun and creative activity for your kids?  Look no further.  Come to the Academy for Peace on October 9 from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM where your child can make a collage and a take home art project.  All art materials are provided for this event which is sponsored by Moms Demand Action.  There will also be a surprise visitor – a PAWS dog for People therapy.

 

 

 

 

10/09/2022

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Peace Dance Workshop with Arden in Motion
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Peace Dance Workshop with Arden in Motion

  • Location: Arden Gild Hall
    2126 The Highway, Wilmington, Delaware, 19810
  • Organization(s): Arden In Motion
  • Arts, Well-being

In-person Event-Arden Guild Hall

Unleash your creative power and express your inner vision of peace through this movement and meditation live workshop held at the Arden Gild Hall featuring live music and instruction by Certified Group Motion facilitators to create your own peace dance. This is a creative practice for all ages, no prior experience needed.  Both dancers and nondancers alike are welcomed.

This unique Group Motion Workshop celebrates the universal language of movement and creates a ritual space for building and celebrating community based on peace and understanding.

October 10, 2022

10/10/2022

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Yoga Shalom for Peace
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Yoga Shalom for Peace

Join Reb Lisa for Yoga Shalom. Appropriate for all levels.

10/10/2022

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Ranked Choice Voting for More Inclusive, More Peaceful Politics
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Ranked Choice Voting for More Inclusive, More Peaceful Politics

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

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 topic experts from Rank The Vote Delaware.

October 11, 2022

10/11/2022

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Community Drumming Circle
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Community Drumming Circle

  • Location: The Rock Lot
    305 W 8th St, Wilmington, DE, 19801
  • Organization(s): Wilmington Alliance
  • Inclusion, Outdoors

Come join the Drumming Circle at The Rock Lot  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.

10/11/2022

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



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

  • Location: First Unitarian Church of Wilmington
    730 Halstead Rd., Wilmington, DE, 19803
  • Organization(s): Unitarian Universalist Delaware Advocacy Network (UUDAN)

In this interactive workshop (in-person and virtual options to attend) participants will learn how to advocate more effectively for federal legislation related to peace and diplomacy in U.S. foreign policy. Led by staff from 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, the knowledge to influence Delaware’s federal legislators, and the support to take this work forward as part of a national network of grassroots advocates. FCNL advocates on a range of issues related to peacebuilding in both foreign and domestic policy, from ending U.S. support for the war in Yemen and a return to the Iran nuclear deal, to funding violence interrupter programs and reducing gun violence in the United States. Join us (in-person in Wilmington or virtually from anywhere in the State) to meet our staff, learn new skills, and take action for lasting policy change with other members of your community.
Please register for this event. If you are attending in-person, we will send you our building COVID-19 guidelines. If you are attending virtually, we will send you the link to join.

October 12, 2022

10/12/2022

6:00 am - 8:00 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 600AM-8O0AM. This year, songs help us reflect on the static state our country and world seem to be in and taking seriously our part to bring change and move the world forward so peace triumphs.

10/12/2022

10:00 am - 11:15 am


Exercise for Peace
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Exercise for Peace

  • Location: Kingswood Community Center, 2300 Bowers St, Wilmington, DE, 19802
    2300 Bowers St, Wilmington, DE, 19802
  • Organization(s): Kingswood Community Center
  • Adult, Well-being, Youth

Peace . . . Love . . . Exercise

No matter your age, fitness level, or ability/mobility everyone is welcome to participate in this event to celebrate Peace Week Delaware.  Join us at the Kingswood Community Center and learn while you sweat away your worries.

10/12/2022

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Hour of Power
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Hour of Power

10/12/2022

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Stop The Bleed Training
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Stop The Bleed Training

  • Location: Hicks Anderson Community Center
    501 N Madison, Wilmington, DE, 19801, NCC
  • Organization(s): Wilmington Health Planning Advisory Council
  • Non-violence, Service, Well-being

Stop the Bleed is a grassroots national awareness campaign and call-to-action. Stop the Bleed encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

10/12/2022

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Becoming Visible – Through Teaching AANHPI History
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Becoming Visible – Through Teaching AANHPI History

“Education is the tool for creating a more humane and compassionate society.” Abby Weiss, Facing History

Over the past two years, increased incidents of violence against Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific islanders (AANHPI) are reminders of the group’s vulnerability in our country. These events have impacted many in the AANHPI community, and each of us has the responsibility to be part of the solution.

One solution is to teach Asian American history in schools to increase awareness and appreciation of the contributions and the struggles of Asian Americans in building our country. As of July 2022, nine states have statutes requiring AANHPI history curriculum in K-12 schools. Currently, Delaware has statutes requiring ethnic studies in the curriculum. In 2021, the state legislature passed a stand-alone bill requiring the teaching of Black History in schools. We need similar requirements for the inclusion of AANHPI history in the curriculum.

For this Peace Week Delaware event, we bring together a panel consisting of community leaders, parents, students and educators. They will share their experience and perspectives of AANHPI history education in Delaware. We hope you will join us for an informative talk and discussion. For more information: https://uufn.org/event/peace-week-delaware-aanhpi-history-education/

10/12/2022

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Awakened Heart Drum Circle & Singing Bowl Meditation
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Awakened Heart Drum Circle & Singing Bowl Meditation

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

Celebrate unity and help create a more peaceful, compassionate, and inclusive world at our drum circle and Tibetan Singing Bowl event.

As we drum, from 6:00pm to 7:00pm we will set our intention to manifest both inner and outer peace and unity.  Bring your own drum or musical instrument. Chairs will be provided. In case of rain the drum circle will be held indoors at the Buzz.

After our engaging peace drum circle, you are invited to move indoors with us for a centering and healing Tibetan singing bowl sound meditation, from 7:00pm to 7:30pm. Tibetan Singing bowls provide a quieting and soothing sonic ambience that facilitates the inward journey, as the mind relaxes and lets go. Deep peace is often experienced after a singing bowl meditation.

We hope you can join us! No registration required, all are welcome! Refreshments provided after the events.

10/12/2022

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Make A Needle Felted Peace Dove
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Make A Needle Felted Peace Dove

  • Location: Delaware City Library
    250 5th St, Delaware, DE, 19706
  • Organization(s): Delaware City Library
  • Library event, Youth

Needle felting is the process of transforming wool into 3D objects using a barbed needle. Instructor Sarah Dressler teaches participants to create a needle felted dove to celebrate Peace Week Delaware. Doves will be on display at the library through Peace Week. Projects will be available for pickup at the library after October 16th.

This program is open to adults. Registration is required. Please register at this link: https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/9738568.

Questions? Call the library at 302-834-4148.

10/12/2022

6:30 pm - 7:30 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): Ministery for Black Catholics
  • Inclusion, 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 State Representative Sherry-Dorsey Walker will share a message with the assembled.  The keynote speaker will be Vy. Reverend Roger DiBuo, whose talk will focus on God’s message of inclusion and non-violence.
All are welcomed. Masks requested.

 

10/12/2022

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Ninth Ward Interfaith Coalition Presents: How Do We Walk Humbly With God? Event Cancelled
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Ninth Ward Interfaith Coalition Presents: How Do We Walk Humbly With God? Event Cancelled

 

Sorry.

In Scripture, the Prophet Micah teaches that we should do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with our God. But what does that really mean? How does that influence and effect our ability to create a world of non-violence within our communities, our families and ourselves? This diverse, interfaith panel discussion will explore these ideas in a dynamic, community-oriented conversation.

 

Covid protocols will be observed based on Congregation Beth Emeth policy in line with CDC guidelines. Please check in advance.

 

 

10/12/2022

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Labyrinth Walk for Peace
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Labyrinth Walk for Peace

  • Location: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
    420 Willa Rd, Newark, DE, 19711
  • Organization(s): Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
  • Well-being

“Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.” Lyndon B. Johnson

Walking a labyrinth is a way to journey inwards and find peace in your heart.
Enjoy a candle-lit, meditative labyrinth walk for Peace.
Wednesday, October 12 from 7-8:30, last walk begins at 8:10pm.
Please wear a mask for this indoor, in-person walk. There will be no more than 15 people at a time in the hall.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
420 Willa Road, Newark, DE 1971

https://uufn.org/event/peace-week-labyrinth/

 

10/12/2022

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


No Environmental Justice, No Peace
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No Environmental Justice, No Peace

Delaware Interfaith Power and Light will present and facilitate discussion around the topic of environmental justice with the climate change community. Join us to learn and share your expertise and opinions.

Panelists include Haneef Saleem of DE ACLU, LaVaida Owens-White of DIPL Board & NAACP, Rev. Cornelius Berry of Ezion Mt. Carmel Church, and Representative Larry Lambert – DE General Assembly & Justice 40 Initiative.

October 13, 2022

10/13/2022

9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Youth Mental Health First Aid
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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help youth and adolescents (age 12-18) who are experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. For more information, please access: mentalhealthfirstaid.org

We are grateful to have access to grant funding ,from the Wawa Foundation, that allows us to offer limited seats at no cost to U.S. residents, with preference to Delaware residents.

  • Register today to reserve your free seat to this valuable life-saving training. Sign the wait list if all seats are filled.  We have frequent cancellations so the wait List is managed very closely.  For our early August class more than 50% of attendees were from the Wait List.
  • Formal invitation and access to pre-work will be emailed 2 – 3 weeks PRIOR to date of class.
  • At the end of this virtual course, you will receive a certification that is good for 3 years.

Register now as there are limited seats for this course: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/youth-mental-health-first-aid-2022-sponsored-by-the-wawa-foundation-tickets-354744679887

10/13/2022

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Pizza with the Police
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Pizza with the Police

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

Get to know the Wilmington Police Officers over a couple of slices! Discuss local issues and concerns as part of Peace Week Delaware’s focus on community engagement, peace and justice. All ages welcome.

10/13/2022

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Tools for  Engaging in  Difficult Conversations
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Tools for Engaging in Difficult Conversations

This session will include exercises and resources around Nonviolent Communication. The workshop leaders are highly experienced teachers and Alternatives to Violence Project facilitators.

10/13/2022

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH Writing Workshop
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MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH Writing Workshop

High school students  SPEAK UP   by first writing about things important to you at MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH virtual 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.

The online writing workshop will be held on Thursday, October 13 at 6 PM and led by  Dr. Donna Blakey from Delaware State University.  It is offered at no charge to students registered to compete in MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH 2023 for cash prizes: $2,000 first prize; $1,000, second prize; and $500 third prize.  New in 2023, the middle school contestant with the top score will receive $250.

In 2023, MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH will celebrate its 8th year encouraging youth to SPEAK UP for social change through respect, understanding, and compassion.  To register for MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH visit: http://www.mlkvoice4youth.org

10/13/2022

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Pacem in Terris Presents: The Human-Centered Principles We Need For Change
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Pacem in Terris Presents: The Human-Centered Principles We Need For Change

If change is inevitable and often necessary, how do we navigate transformation through a process that is human-centered? This conversation will explore some principles and practices that deepen community even while we push, confront and challenge ourselves and others.

Join the Pacem in Terris Board and staff in welcoming Dr. Malik Muhammad at the Wilmington Library for our annual speaker event! Learn how his perspective is guiding our restorative justice and peace education work.

10/13/2022

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Addressing Gun Violence in Wilmington
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Addressing Gun Violence in Wilmington

Would you like to know more about what is being done to address gun violence in Wilmington? Join us to hear the perspective of Delaware’s Department of Justice. Corie Priest, Community Engagement Specialist, will provide an overview of existing programs/partnerships, an assessment on progress and thoughts on what more can be done. Come with your questions. Hosted by Peace & Justice Work Group of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

https://wpc.org/serve/work-for-justice-peace/

10/13/2022

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Your Neighbor's Faith - Peacemaking, Resistance and Hope
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Your Neighbor's Faith - Peacemaking, Resistance and Hope

This event is part of a series of monthly virtual “Conversations on Topics of Faith” sponsored by  the Clergy of the Faith Communities of the Southern Delaware Multi-Faith Steering Committee.   In these monthly meetings community members and a diverse group of multi-faith clergy meet virtually to discuss, connect and explore important topics of the day and how communities of faith should respond.  For Peace Week,  Father Mark Harris of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, will lead a discussion on “Peacemaking, Resistance, and Hope”. The meeting format will be interactive with break out groups and discussion

If you are also interested in participating in our regular monthly program, Conversations on Important Topics of Faith ,  you can register here: https://forms.gle/gMPFErMJmUZNWo8W8 .  The program is held via zoom on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00  pm,

The member congregations of this organization are: Bethel United Methodist Church, Epworth United Methodist Church, Faith United Methodist Church, Islamic Society of Central Delaware, Israel United Methodist Church, Seaside Jewish Community, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware.  

 

October 14, 2022

10/14/2022

5:00 pm - 7:45 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 Lutheran Church
  • Adult, Arts, Meal, Outdoors, Youth

“Peace Of Pizza” is a free celebration of community and caring for our neighbors and friends.  The event is sponsored by St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Trolley Square ( aka The Food Pantry Church) and includes delicious pizza, dessert, jazz music and Cab Calloway students concert, remarks by Pr. Mark Walters and Peace Week Delaware organizers, and a performance by Bootless Stageworks.

Here is the event schedule:

  • 5 PM – 6:30:  free pizza and dessert in St. Stephen’s Courtyard.  Local jazz musicians will play during dinner.
  • 6PM: Remarks from Pr. Mark Walters and Peace Week DE Organizers
  • 6:45-7:30 PM: Concert in Sanctuary of St Stephen’s Church by Cab Calloway High School students
  • 7:45PM: event technically ends but our resident theatre group, Bootless Stageworks, will perform at 8:00 pm

Click here for more information and ticket sales: https://www.bootless.org/i-am-my-own-wife/

We are handicap accessible and will have seating that accommodates those with mobility issues and those that require a seated meal.
Every effort will be made to minimize the environmental impact of this event.
As a Reconciling In Christ designated church community, we actively support the LBGQT+ Community, and all marginalized peoples.

 

 

 

 

10/14/2022

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Stop Gun Violence: Panel Discussion
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Stop Gun Violence: Panel Discussion

  • Location: The Warehouse
    1121 Thatcher St, Wilmington, DE, 19802
  • Organization(s): The Warehouse

Join The Warehouse for a conversation with community members on the topic of gun violence. Panelist will speak about their experiences, the effect of gun violence in their lives, and the change they hope to see in the future.

10/14/2022

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Gun Violence Forum -- What Can We Do?
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Gun Violence Forum -- What Can We Do?

  • Location: UUs of Southern DE
    30486 Lewes-Georgetown Hwy, Lewes, DE, 19958
  • Organization(s): Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware
  • Discussion, Non-violence, Public policy

This event is a panel discussion on gun violence.  Panel members are experts in a variety of areas related to this complex issue .  A Q&A will follow.

October 15, 2022

10/15/2022

10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Walking the Labyrinth for Peace
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Walking the Labyrinth for Peace

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

To foster peace in our lives and in the world, we must cultivate peace within. Walking a labyrinth is a form of meditation in motion that refreshes your spirit. Come walk our indoor, candle-lit, Chartres pattern labyrinth, accompanied by recorded flute music composed by Ulla Suokko as an “invocation for peace”.

The walk is a drop-in event.  Ten walkers at a time will be admitted to the labyrinth.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Masks are optional

Visitors may arrive anytime from 10am – 12:30 pm.  Allow approximately 30 minutes to complete your walk. Hosts will provide assistance if needed.  A selection of writings on Peace will also be available to help focus the intention for your walk. Finger labyrinths will be available for those who are physically unable to walk.

10/15/2022

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


The Wilmington Children's Chorus & Delaware Art Museum present: Keeping Traditions Alive featuring the Red Blanket Singers
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The Wilmington Children's Chorus & Delaware Art Museum present: Keeping Traditions Alive featuring the Red Blanket Singers

  • Location: Delaware Art Museum, Fusco Hall
    2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE, 19806
  • Organization(s): The Wilmington Children's Chorus
  • Arts, Inclusion

Join the Wilmington Children’s Chorus, The Red Blanket Singers, and musicians from the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation for this unique “informance” during Delaware’s Peace Week! Members of the Wilmington Children’s Chorus Performing Choirs will celebrate the songs and artistry of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape people and audience members will learn about the history, culture, and rich musicality of this Tribal Nation.

Advance registration is required:

https://delart.org/event/keeping-traditions-alive/ 

 

10/15/2022

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Pause for Peace: Walk the Labyrinth and  Plant Peace with Every Step
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Pause for Peace: Walk the Labyrinth and Plant Peace with Every Step

  • Location: Center for the Creative Arts
    410 Upper Snuff Mill Row, Hockessin, Delaware/New Castle, 19707, New Castle County
  • Organization(s): Center for Spiritual Living Delaware
  • Adult, Well-being, Youth

Be the Peace you wish to see in the world by Pausing for Peace and Walking the Labyrinth, Planting Peace One Step At a Time in the comfort of the CCArts Auditorium

October 16, 2022

10/16/2022

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 Spiritual Center
  • Service, Well-being, Worship service

Come 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, intuitive, Yvette has a passion for awakening the hidden song within us all. Her style of kirtan (chant) is harmonic, bringing in all the colors of the chakras to dance with each other. Yvette has released 5 inspirational albums. She is a yoga teacher as well as a personal coach for the voice/chant and the sweet droning harmonium.

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

No registration required, all are welcome!

10/16/2022

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Peace Dance Virtual Workshop with Arden in Motion
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Peace Dance Virtual Workshop with Arden in Motion

Zoom Event

Unleash your creative power and express your inner vision of peace through this movement and meditation virtual workshop featuring live music and instruction by Certified Group Motion facilitators to create your own peace dance. This is a creative practice for all ages, no prior experience needed.  Both dancers and nondancers alike are welcomed.

This unique Group Motion Workshop via zoom celebrates the universal language of movement and creates a ritual space for building and celebrating community based on peace and understanding.

 

October 17, 2022

10/17/2022

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Racial Justice Healing Circle
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Racial Justice Healing Circle

This is a post-Peace Week Delaware event.

Circle, a journey for your entire being in the presence of those who treasure you as a human being. Together we can be enlightened with each other’s wisdom. Bring your wholeness: Your beautiful mind, your authentic heart, your lively body, and omnipresent spirit.

As a restorative justice practitioner our circle keeper will be Charito Calvachi-Mateyko. Delaware Humanities Speaker https://dehumanities.org/speaker/charito-calvachi-mateyko/

This is an on-line program. Information and a zoom link will be sent to registrants.

Please commit to completing the full 2-hour program.

The following link will provide a brief outline for how this program will work: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MoICWHHUBES43JGXnGq1nIur6h7pHT1b/view?usp=sharing

10/17/2022

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Positive Psychology Virtual Workshop-Roadmap to a Peaceful Life
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Positive Psychology Virtual Workshop-Roadmap to a Peaceful Life

Positive psychology is a new field of study based on decades of research into the components necessary to live a flourishing and peaceful life.  Through positive psychology you can find answers to the questions:  ‘What’s right with you? How can we build more of that? And, how do you stay aligned with peace while amidst ‘chaos’.  This free virtual workshop will offer you tools to  take back the reins of your life, manage your thoughts, shift your emotions, and inspire your actions.  We will identify simple tweaks to your schedule, outlook and habits that can lead to dramatic and measurable increases to your inner peace and well-being.

For more info: https://www.resilience-mastery.com

January 22, 2023

01/22/2023

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Visionary Peace Youth Artwork
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Visionary Peace Youth Artwork

Create your vision of peace for the 7th 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.
Youth, from K-12, are invited to paint, draw, use original photographs or original digital images to create artwork that answer these questions:
* What does peace look like?
* What does peace mean to you? Or,
* What does a peaceful world look like?
All artwork and descriptions will be on display at the Wilmington Library on January 22, 2023 from 1-2pm.

Submission Directions: Artwork should be positive, colorful, inspiring, and answer the questions listed above. Artwork and a several sentence artist statement about their vision of peace should be mounted on black paper that fits within a 16″ x 20″ frame. A number of visions of peace will be selected to be part of our Traveling Peace Youth Art Exhibition.

Artwork submission deadline: November 1, 2022. Contact Carolyn Bitzer (cb@depaceminteris.org) to arrange artwork delivery.

July 15, 2023

07/15/2023

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Test Event Delaware Art Museum
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Test Event Delaware Art Museum

  • Location: University of Delaware Green
    S College St, Newark, DE, 19716
  • Organization(s): Looking to Learn

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September 24, 2023

09/24/2023

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm



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VIP Reception : Valuing Innovative Peacemakers

  • Location: Academy for Peace
    203 North Market Street , Wilmington
  • Organization(s): People to People

Join us to celebrate community leaders who promote peace in innovative ways.

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.
  • Arts, 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
  • Arts

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
  • Arts, 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 intended to combat senior loneliness through meaningful connections.

Bingo Cards can be mailed ahead of time if needed. Please allow 7 days for delivery.
I can also add Virtual cards into the chat or email them to you.

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.

https://highmarkhealth.zoom.us/j/93974307063?pwd=Z3FlY3BhK0ZpbEdZcnZGeDk2b0ZOZz09
Meeting ID: 939 7430 7063
Passcode: 222995

Dial by your location using a landline or cell phone call any one of the phone numbers listed below and Enter the Meeting ID: 939 7430 7063 and Press # to enter the meeting.

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If you have any trouble getting into the meeting feel free to call or text Victoria 302-391-4950.

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
  • Arts, Library event

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
  • Arts, Library event

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

6:00 pm - 7:30 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

11:00 am - 2:00 pm



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Senior Resource Day

  • Location: Dover Library
    35 Loockerman Plz, Dover, DE, 19901
  • Organization(s): Highmark Delaware

Stop in to Chat  about local resources and information that can help improve the quality of life for our Senior Citizens.

Information will be provided about:

  • The Highmark Blue Neighbors Program that encourages social connections and wellbeing.
  • Opportunities to participate in / start social clubs in your area such as book clubs, walking clubs, knitting clubs, and more…
  • Local resources such as food pantries and help with bills will be available.
  • General questions about Medicare.

Bring all of your questions regarding resources for a senior citizen in your community.

10/13/2023

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Fabulous Friday Peace Crafts and Books
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Fabulous Friday Peace Crafts and Books

  • Location: Georgetown Public Library
    123 West Pine Street, Georgetown, Delaware / Sussex, 19947, Sussex County
  • Organization(s): Nonviolent Seaford

Join us at the Georgetown Public Library for some peace art. Special nonviolence books will be on display all week. Nonviolent Seaford will read some peace books, and have supplies to paint peace signs and peace rocks. Hope to see you there!

10/13/2023

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


SUN Neighborhood Walk
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SUN Neighborhood Walk

  • Location: Praying Ground Community Church
    41 E.22nd St., Wilmington, DE, 19802
  • Organization(s): Safe United Neighborhoods

S.U. N., Safe United Neighborhoods, is a non-profit that promotes a clean and safe environment that helps reduce crime by providing youth activities for the underprivileged and homeless.

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
  • Arts, 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.

 

 

10/14/2023

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Rescuing our Gifted Humanity
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Rescuing our Gifted Humanity

  • Location: Kirkwood Library-NCC
    6000 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE, 19808
  • Organization(s): Erika Gutierrez

Let’s rescue our humanity and stay with it by choice! 

Multimedia Event focused on awareness and conversation  presenting  people working for peace in our communities. All that to allow reflection, depth of feeling, and empathy for our fellow humans regardless of our differences. Immigrants and our Youth are part of our greatest opportunity to influence our own perception on how we are doing about our inherent humanity. 

There will be sharing of ideas on how we stick together and rescue our humanity, good values, fight the illusion that we are separate because we are not. Every  action we take or not affects everyone as we get affected by other people’s actions. From people assisting immigrant communities, homelessness, working for equity and creating innovation in education,  supporting local efforts adds to a mindset for peace, unity, and community development.

All welcome, we will feature a musical video from a local artist reflecting back some important realities. 

There will be a little workshop at the end of how to be involved to create change at our own peace and with our own capacities. 

Let’s work together for peace. 

October 15, 2023

10/15/2023

10:00 am - 11:45 am


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

“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

10:30 am - 11:45 am


Peace Within and Peace In All Directions!
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Peace Within and Peace In All Directions!

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

Join us for an inspiring presentation by S.S. Mahan Rishi Singh Khalsa D.C. Mahan Rishi is a chiropractor, herbal nutritionist, a minister of Sikh dharma and the co-founder of the Khalsa Healing Arts and Yoga Center in Yardley, Pa. Mahan is also an accomplished musician and photographer who leads kirtan concerts in the tri-state area. For more information about Mahan Rishi, see his website at www.KhalsaHealing.com.

When peace becomes a primary focus and commitment in our lives; harmony, contentment and compassion are naturally embodied. These sacred elements of life are integral to cultivating healthy personal relationships and to the creation of a kind and understanding world around us. As we continue to live with peace at the forefront of our awareness, stress and struggle begin to drop away, and a new way of being emerges. Feel free to join us as we embrace this journey through stillness, breathing practices and inspired dialogue.

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
  • Human rights

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

  • Location: Rodney Square
    1000 N Market St, Wilmington, De, 19801
  • Organization(s): H.O.M.E.S. Campaign
  • Human rights, Inclusion

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