PWD 2021

 

 

 Welcome to this listing of events for 2021.

 

We are pleased to offer this detailed listing of all the events for Peace Week 2021. A sincere thank you to all the event organizers whose community commitment makes this possible. These are listed in reverse chronology.  Please note that the “Register” button has been disabled; these are past events.  They are made available here to provide ideas for future events.

 

October 10, 2021

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.

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

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
  • Creative activities, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 - 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.

October 9, 2021

10/09/2021

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Concentrate on Peace
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Concentrate on Peace

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

10/09/2021

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.

 

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

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.

October 8, 2021

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.

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.

October 7, 2021

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.

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

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

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

 

 

October 6, 2021

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

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

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Unity Flags – Inspiring Connection
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Unity Flags – Inspiring Connection

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 - 8:00 pm


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

October 5, 2021

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.

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

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

6:00 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

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Community Drumming Circle
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Community Drumming Circle

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

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

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

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

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!

October 4, 2021

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

October 3, 2021

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.

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

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

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

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!

October 2, 2021

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.

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

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

10:00 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

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.

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.

 

August 1, 2021

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.

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.