DAYTON: CITY OF PEACE
NEWS FROM THE PEACE DAYTON COLLABORATIVE GROUP
“With an open heart, we can worry less about which side has been wronged,
and worry more about joining sides to do right.”
— President Obama, Dallas, 2016
COMING SOON! ANOTHER COMMUNITY-WIDE CELEBRATION IN SEPTEMBER FOR U.N. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE.
JOIN OVER 80 ORGANIZATIONS FOR THE DAYTON REGION’S MONTH-LONG CELEBRATION OF UNITY.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE, 2016
This year’s Peace Day theme from Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon — “Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace” — is a huge challenge. We say, “Dayton is ready!”
(More about the U.N. Year 2030 Goals: http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/}
Our secret weapon… Unity. The unity we enjoy as a community has been won through the hard work of previous generations committed to making things better for their children. Now it is time for OUR generation to build on that unity and use its power to show the world another way… consistent peace-building in every aspect and for every person in our Region.
Just one example of how UNITY works: See the two photos below. Number one is of the riot police facing off a “Black Lives Matter” protester in Baton Rouge. The second was taken in Dayton last week showing the “conversational engagement” between police and protesters. Dayton has violence, yes, and many problems, but we also have the basis for progress based on unity of purpose.
The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals of 17 major challenges is do-able in Dayton. As an organization, we’re committed to make that happen — Over 85 organizations so far!
We need you at the Next Meeting — Thursday, August 11, 6:30 at the Northwest Branch Library, Rm. B, at 2410 Philadelphia Dr. near Good Sam Hospital at the corner of Salem Avenue.
REGIONAL ALLIANCE EVENTS
The Collaboration Expands: Some amazing Regional Events are happening:
URBANA: Keynote Marianne Williamson and the World House Choir, Sept. 11 in Urbana at the “Community Day of Remembrance”.
SPRINGFIELD: Now an official City of Peace, Springfield’s Peace Committee will host author Capt. Paul Chappell at Wittenberg on Sept. 12.
The following are planned Peace Dayton and Regional events for September, 2016. Details to be finalized before they will be placed on the calendar.
OFFICIAL KICKOFF: – “Peace Heroes Walk”, Sept. 11, sponsored by the Dayton International Peace Museum, WYSO, and NCCJ
The Alicia Titus Memorial Run for Peace, Urbana, Sept. 10, by Sept. 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows
Miami Valley Problem Oriented Policing Community Conference, Sept. 10, Miami Valley Crime Prevention Association
Keynote Marianne Williamson and the World House Choir, Sept. 11 in Urbana at the “Community Day of Remembrance”
In Springfield, author Capt. Paul Chappell at Wittenberg on Sept. 12
In Yellow Springs: AACW Jazz Fest to collaborate with Peace Day celebrations
Honoring our Veterans event hosted by the Montgomery County Commission
MVOTSE Panel on Death Penalty including Bob Taft, Crystal Walker, Melinda Elkins-Dawson, and Jon Paul Rion
Peace Tree Planting by the Sisters of Precious Blood and Five Rivers Chautauqua
Feast for Peace in the Garden on Salem by the Salem Avenue Peace Corridor
Interfaith Prayer Breakfast by the Greater Dayton Christian Connection
Dayton Peace Trail geo in planning by the Dayton International Peace Museum
Non-Violent Covenant initiative by the Greater Dayton Christian Connection
Family Day for Peace Week by the Dayton Art Institute
Labyrinth Walk for Peace by the Marianist Environmental Education Center
Panel Presentation by the Marianist Environmental Education Center
Feast for Peace and Panel event by the Miami Valley Ohioans to Stop Executions
Preach Peace Initiative by the Greater Dayton Christian Connection
United Against Violence of Greater Dayton is planning co-sponsored events
Joint Montgomery County Baha’i Community event for peace day
Mt. Vernon neighborhood Global Feast for Peace
White Pine Peace Tree planting at Sisters of the Precious Blood
Lighting of the Miamisburg Mound and Fiver Rivers Chautauqua Global Feast for Peace
Screening of movie “Free Land”
Global Feast for Peace at Roaring Brook Farm in Bellbrook
Humanitarian Mission exhibit at the Northwest Library Branch
Sunwatch Feast for Peace on Saturday, Sept. 17
OFFICIAL CLOSING of September Peace Day/Week/Month Events: TBD
Video Live Link: On 16 September 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., the Secretary-General will celebrate the Day in the Peace Garden at United Nations Headquarters by ringing the Japanese Peace Bell and observing a minute of silence. Women Nobel Peace Prize laureates and the United Nations Messengers of Peace will be invited to participate in the ceremony. The United Nations Education Outreach Section will hold a global student videoconference on the same day, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., also at United Nations Headquarters.
— Five Rivers Chautauqua: The second annual Five Rivers Chautauqua, an alliance of Peace Dayton, mounted a week long series of events for the Equinox in June.
— Support the Peace Heroes Walk, 2016! This This year, the Kickoff Event for Peace Dayton will be the Peace Heroes Walk at Riverscape. You can walk for peace and show your support for increased peace literacy in the Dayton Region. We encourage all of our members and organizations to be a part through participation and sponsorship. Here are details: http://www.daytonpeacemuseum.org/peace-heroes-walk/
THE LARGEST PEACE DAY ORGANIZATION IN THE WORLD!
The following organizations are current or past participants in the Peace Dayton Collaborative Group. Apologies for the incomplete list of organizations. If your organization would like to be listed, please let us know by email: arment[at]fredarment.com
Ahimsa’s Army (WSU)
Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund
Anchored in Peace Churches
Andy Snow Photography
Carillon Historic Park
Church Women United in Greater Dayton
Dayton Baha’i Center
Dayton Human Relations Council
Dayton International Peace Museum
Dayton Literary Peace Prize
Dayton Mediation Center
Dayton Metro Library
Dayton Peace Ambassadors
Dayton Peace Bridge
Dayton Peace Trail
Dayton: City of Peace
Dayton VA Medical Center
Grace United Methodist Church
Greater Dayton Christian Connections
Interfaith Forum of Greater Dayton
International Cities of Peace
Miami Valley Council for Native Americans
Miami Valley Crime Prevention Association
Miami Valley Ohioans to Stop Executions
Missing Peace Art Space
Montgomery County Commission
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department
NCCJ of Greater Dayton
Peace on Fifth
Promoting World Peace
Salem Avenue Peace Corridor
Samaritan Behavioral Health
September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows
Sikh Society of Dayton
Sinclair Community College
Suicide Prevention Center
The Adam Project
The City of Dayton
The Community of Peace (COP)™ Garden
The Dayton Art Institute
The Dayton Police Department
Five Rivers Chautauqua
The Gathering Space
The Golden Rule Institute
Pax Christi at University of Dayton
United Against Violence of Greater Dayton
University of Dayton
Veterans of Foreign Wars: Elliott-Mote Post
World House Choir
Have a Feast for Peace! Started in Dayton, but now held in 150 locations worldwide, the Global Feast for Peace is a way you, your family and friends, or your group can “break bread together” for peace during September. Designate a meal for peace and let us know. We’ll put you on the global map.
Time’s a wastin’ and WE NEED DETAILS! Whether it’s a Feast for Peace, a community conversation, a music or arts venue, it’s all a part of the community-wide celebration! We will help promote your event. Send details to the Facilitator for Peace Dayton: arment[at]fredarment.com
Your Support is Appreciated
CELEBRATE THE PEACE WE HAVE; CONTEMPLATE THE WORK TO BE DONE.
See you at the Next Meeting — Thursday, August 11, 6:30 at the Northwest Branch Library, Rm. B, at 2410 Philadelphia Dr. near Good Sam Hospital at the corner of Salem Avenue. Last chance for planning, collaboration and/or promoting your event!