It’s time to get involved: Create. Volunteer. Plan. Give.
Peace Week Delaware (PWD) is gaining momentum and attracting attention across the First State. Our inaugural series of peace-themed arts events, workshops, lectures, concerts, films, and festivals will run from Sept. 18 to 25 – Sunday to Sunday – bracketing International Peace Day on Wednesday, Sept. 21.
We’re excited to report that events are in the works for Rehoboth and Lewes, in addition to the many events planned for New Castle County. All told, we anticipate more than two dozen events statewide—maybe more!
Here’s what we know now:
PWD will begin Sept. 18 with a children’s peace art exhibition at the Delaware Contemporary. It will include a potluck friendship dinner with Muslim neighbors, meditation workshops for envisioning peace, training in alternatives to violence, a talk by internationally admired peace activist John Dear, street events in Wilmington neighborhoods, a Day of Peace in Judy Johnson Park, and the third annual March for a Culture of Peace. PWD will close Sept. 25 with the youth-oriented Concert Across America to End Gun Violence.
View the current schedule. New events are being added as they are finalized. Check back often to see how the list is expanding.
How can you help?
Create – Create an event and have it added to the PWD calendar! We will accept event plans at any time – but after August 14, we can’t add your event to our print materials. The sooner you submit your event, the more publicity we can provide!
Volunteer – We’re still seeking someone with media skills to help us promote Peace Week Delaware statewide. We have great ideas to promote PWD but need someone like you to put those ideas into action. If you can pitch in, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional volunteer opportunities are described here.
Plan – The PWD Steering Committee can always use more brainpower! We’re meeting weekly until September 18. Email email@example.com to receive meeting invitations, agendas, and minutes.
Give – The Movement for a Culture of Peace is grateful for the outpouring of support for Peace Week Delaware – but many of the things we’d like to do depend upon receiving additional funds. If you, your organization, or group would like to financially support Peace Week Delaware, please visit our Support page.
We can astonish our state with our commitment to change.
Our goal is to build Delaware’s capacity to work together to solve our problems and create a culture of peace. Our vision is that Delaware will become known for its transformation from a culture of violence to a culture of peace.
Visit www.peaceweekdelaware.org to find out how you can become involved.
If you have questions, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.