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Dayton Region — Peace Day/Month





Thursday, August 11, 6:00 at the Northwest Branch Library, Rm. B
2410 Philadelphia Dr. near Good Sam Hospital at the corner of Salem Avenue

Last meeting before our month-long, local celebration of the U.N.-sponsored International Day of Peace. Our Collaborative Group is the largest celebration and commemoration of Peace Day in the world! Keep the momentum. Let us know details about your event. Cross-promote. Learn about others’ plans. See you on Thursday!

Collaborative Group Events, 2016

There’s still time to plan a Feast for Peace with your family, friends, or group! Let us know if you will designate a meal for peace in September. Send details about your event to add to our calendar. Details to be finalized before they will be placed on the calendar.

Wednesday, September 7

7:00 p.m. World House Choir: Come Sit At The Welcome Table… A concert to embrace, engage, and inspire solidarity. First Presbyterian Church, 314 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs

Friday, September 9

7:00 p.m. World House Choir: Come Sit At The Welcome Table… A concert to embrace, engage, and inspire solidarity. First Presbyterian Church, 314 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs.

Saturday, September 10

9:00 a.m. Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Run/Walk. Urbana University Student Center. Register at

Miami Valley Problem Oriented Policing Community Conference, Sept. 10, Miami Valley Crime Prevention Association.

7:00 p.m. World House Choir: Come Sit At The Welcome Table… A concert to embrace, engage, and inspire solidarity. Grace United Methodist, 1001 Harvard Blvd., Dayton, Ohio.

Sunday, September 11

2:00 p.m. Official Kickoff of PEACE DAYton… The Miami Valley/Dayton Peace Heroes Walk Around the World, Riverscape, 111 E. Monument Avenue, Dayton, Ohio. Registration 12:00 p.m.; Opening Ceremonies 2:00 p.m. For info:

3:00 p.m. “Community Day of Remembrance” for the 15th Anniversary of 9/11 with keynote Marianne Williamson and the World House Choir of Yellow Springs. RSVP to tammy.leiker[at]

Official Proclamation by Mayor Bean establishing Urbana, Ohio as an International City of Peace.

Monday, September 12

7:00 p.m. “Why World Peace is Possible”, an address by author Capt. Paul Chappell on the Wittenberg College Campus, Bayley Auditorium.

Official Proclamation by Springfield’s Mayor supporting International Day of Peace, 2016.

Friday, September 16

7:30 a.m. Interfaith Prayer Breakfast, sponsored by the Greater Dayton Christian Connection, at Temple Israel, 130 Riverside Driver, Dayton, Ohio.

Saturday, September 17

White Pine Peace Tree Planting sponsored by the Sisters of the Precious Blood and the Five Rivers Chautauqua, at the Sisters of the Precious Blood, 4960 Salem Ave, Dayton, Ohio. Tentative time. Check calendar.

1:00 p.m. “Super Saturday Family Day for Peace Week” art making and fun at the Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N, Dayton, Ohio.

Saturdays and Sundays, September 17, 18, 24, 25

Preach Peace Initiative for all faiths, sponsored by the Greater Dayton Christian Connection.

Fashion Show for Peace Week at the St. Clair Lofts inside the J Ladner salon, coordinated by Gawain El Hasan. Tentative.

Saturday and Sunday, September 17, 18

Revival at the Summit Christian Church, 4021 Denlinger Rd., Dayton, Ohio.

Tuesday, September 20

6:30 p.m. “Lighting of the Miamisburg Mound” and Global Feast for Peace, sponsored by the Fiver Rivers Chautauqua, 900 Mound Rd., Miamisburg, Ohio.

Wednesday, September 21

5:30 p.m. “Garden Tour for Peace Day” in the Mount Vernon Neighborhood, Dayton, Ohio. Tentative

7:00 p.m. “Panel Discussion on the Death Penalty” featuring two women who lost family members to murder, Melinda Elkins-Dawson and Rev. Crystal Walker, plus former Governor Bob Taft and local defense attorney Jon Paul Rion. Summit Christian Church, 4021 Denlinger Rd., Dayton, Ohio.

Continuing Events

All day, Non-Violent Covenant initiative by the Greater Dayton Christian Connection. For a copy of the Covenant, go to: gdcc[at]

All day, “Faith-Based Bell Ringing for International Day of Peace” where all faith-based churches, synagogues, mosques, ashrams and others ring the bells for peace.

The Dayton Peace Trail “Geocaching Experience” will kickoff with planning sessions this November, sponsored by the Peace Literacy Foundation, The Dayton International Museum, and Dayton: City of Peace.

OFFICIAL CLOSING of 2016 September Peace Day/Week/Month Events: Conclusion Meeting of the Collaborative TBD

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