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Final Peace Dayton Meeting and Schedule 2016





Special Free Workshop on Event Marketing/PR

In addition to our updates, this one-hour presentation/dialogue/discussion will be presented by Fred Arment, owner of The Arment Group, a national advertising agency with Fortune 500 clients; adjunct professor of marketing, MBA Program, Wright State University, and Wilberforce College.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Thursday, September 8, 6:00 p.m. at the Northwest Branch Library, Rm. A
2410 Philadelphia Dr. near Good Sam Hospital at the corner of Salem Avenue

Our local, month-long celebration of International Day of Peace is here! Let’s plan on attending each other’s events. Very important! Take photos. Keep the momentum going. Cross-promote. Learn about other’s extraordinary plans. See you on Thursday!


The following are planned PEACE DAYton Collaborative Group and Alliance events for September, 2016.

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. For info:

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.For info:

8:30 a.m. Day of Prayer on the Feast of St. Peter Claver. The U.S. Catholic Bishops are calling for a national day of prayer in response to the racially motivated violence impacting many of our local communities; Mass at Precious Blood Church, 4961 Salem Ave., Trotwood. For info: (937) 224-3026 ext. 5018

Saturday, September 10

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

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

8:30 a.m. to Noon. Free Community Problem Oriented Policing Conference for adults and youth ages 6 -14, hosted by the Miami Valley Crime Prevention Association will be Saturday, September 10th, at the Kroc Center, located at 1000 N. Keowee St. For info:

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. For info:

Sunday, September 11

1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Miami Valley Peace Heroes Walk (The Official Kickoff of PEACE DAYton, Riverscape, 111 E. Monument Avenue, Dayton, Ohio. Registration 1:00 p.m.; Opening Ceremonies 2:00 p.m. with multiple events at different venues all afternoon. For info:

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Annual Veterans Event. In celebration of the International Day of Peace, the Montgomery County Commissioners, veterans, and volunteers will conduct a clean-up of the historic “Old Greencastle Cemetery”, thought to be Dayton’s oldest cemetery and where many Civil War veterans are buried. Public welcome to participate. Cemetery is located at the corner of South Broadway Street and Miami Chapel Road in Dayton. For info: theobaldj[at]

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]

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Feast for Peace, Farmer’s Market, and Plant Sale at The Garden on Salem (South of Grand Avenue), sponsored by the Salem Avenue Peace Corridor, Ciricle of Vision Keepers, and the Community of Peace Garden. For info: Jule Rastikis, jule[at]

Official Proclamation by Mayor Bean establishing Urbana, Ohio as an International City of Peace. For info: Bev Titus, bjtitus11[at]

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. For info: Peggy Hanna, peghanna[at]

Library Regular Hours in September. SYRIA IN OUR EYES: Artwork by Syrian Children, 9/12-10/1. The artwork in this exhibit was created by children, mostly ages 7-9, living in a war zone.

Official Proclamation by Springfield’s Mayor supporting International Day of Peace, 2016. For info: Peggy Hanna,peghanna[at]

Thursday and Friday, September 15 and 16

“You Make Peace Possible” themed Revival at the Summit Christian Church, 4021 Denlinger Rd., Dayton, Ohio. For info: Dr. Rev. Crystal Walker, crystaljackson[at]

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. For info: Dr. Rev. Crystal Walker, crystaljackson[at]

Saturday, September 17

1:30 p.m. Peace Prayers in the Chapel then White Pine Peace Tree Planting  and “Breaking Bread for Peace” gathering 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. For info: Jeanette Buehler, jbuehler[at]

11:30 a.m. to Noon. Dayton Mediation Center “New Volunteer Training” Feast for Peace to honor global conflict resolution efforts, especially in Dayton. New volunteers only. 371 West Second St. If learning to mediate interests you, contact cheryl.alderman[at]

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

Preach Peace Initiative for all faiths, sponsored by the Greater Dayton Christian Connection. For info: Dr. Rev. Crystal Walker, crystaljackson[at]

Fashion Show for Peace Week at the St. Clair Lofts inside the J Ladner salon, coordinated by Gawain Elhasan, elhasan8[at]

Tuesday, September 20

2:00 p.m. Welcome Dayton reception for the Peace Day Delegation from Pirwadhai, Rawalpindii, Pakistan, meeting with the Dayton Pakistani community, Tour of the City Building, and reception by Commissioner Joseph, Melissa.Bertolo[at]

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. For info: Tom Bensman, t.bensman[at]

Wednesday, September 21

From dawn and other times during the 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. For info: Tom Bensman, t.bensman[at]

9:00 a.m. Students from the DAYTON JOB CORPS CENTER will host a Peace Walk beginning at Dayton Job Corps Center 3849 Germantown Pike on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 kicking off at 9:00am, as part of the national, Job Corps student-led anti-violence initiative, Youth 2 Youth: Partners 4 Peace. The Walk coincides with the Y2Y mission to promote anti-violence initiatives both on- and off-center. For info: Terry Cooper, Cooper.Terry[at]

12:00 p.m. Reception for 19-year old Kainat Khan, Youth Ambassador for Peace and leader of the International City of Peace in Pirwadhai, Pakistan at the Dayton International Peace Museum. For

5:30 p.m. 2nd Annual Peace Day “Heartfulness Meditation” on Courthouse Square; 5:30 Yoga; 6:30 Meditation; Bring a water bottle and your own yoga mat or blanket. Free and open to the public. For info:dayton.oh[at]

7:00 p.m. Panel Discussion “Is the Death Penalty an Idea Whose Time has Passed?” 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. Sponsored by the Miami Valley chapter of Ohioans to Stop Executions, the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative, and the Catholic Social Action Office. Summit Christian Church, 4021 Denlinger Rd., Dayton, Ohio. For info: Bob Stoughton, stoughtonb1[at]

Dayton Metro Library regular house. “Pinwheels for Peace”. Drop in and make a pinwheel, then add it to the collection for display outdoors on International Peace Day, September 21. All supplies provided and all ages are welcome.

Thursday, September 22

6:30 p.m. – 8 pm, Autumn Equinox Prayers for Peace & Earth Care & October Native Plant Labyrinth Walk” at the Marianist Environmental Education Center (MEEC), St. Joseph Hall, Mount St. John. Park in Lot C. RSVP: (937) 429-3582 or meec[at] Directions under Visitor Information:

Saturday, September 24

11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Peace Alliance booth at the Springfield Culture Fest, downtown, celebrating as part of Campaign Non-Violence Week. For info: Peggy Hanna, peghanna[at]

Tuesday, September 27

5:30 p.m. “Ministering in the Mercy Mode” with Msgr. East at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 6245 Wilmington Pike, Centerville. A light dinner will be served, donation of $10. Sponsored by the Archdiocesan Catholic Social Action Office and Weavers of Justice and proceeds go to the Choice Food Pantry. Laurie Cornett Cross, (937) 223-7217

Continuing Events

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

The Dayton Peace Trail “Geocaching Experience” will kickoff with planning sessions this November, sponsored by the 21st Century Peace Literacy Foundation, The Dayton International Peace Museum, and Dayton: City of Peace. For info: Jerry Leggett, jerryleggett[at]

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