DAYTON: CITY OF PEACE
NEWS FROM THE PEACE DAYTON COLLABORATIVE GROUP
First meeting: 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 1st
New place: The Dayton Mediation Center, One-Stop Center, 371 W 2nd St #300
Free Parking: Lot west of Center (behind picnic table; access from alley behind); meters free after 5:00
RSVP if you haven’t already. Thank you!
Our group will be publishing a “2017 Report to the Community” based on a program called TRANSFORMATION DAYTON: 17 Sustainable Development Goals for a Culture of Peace. There will be a photo and story on each organization participating in this year’s Miami Valley community-wide International Day of Peace celebrations. Details at our kickoff meeting on March 1st.
TRANSFORMATION DAYTON: FOCUS, ENGAGE, INSPIRE
During September to November 2017, the Peace Dayton Collaborative Group will produce
a multi-page “2017 Report to the Community” based on Regional progress
toward the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
100 Local Organizations
This year, we will turn participation into positive action to ensure a better future for our children.
We will also be contributing to the year 2030 Global Goal of a better future for our world.
The U.N. 17 Sustainable Development Goals are shown in the graphic below.
Each goal is important. Each organization in our Collaborative already has
a particular focus and is working hard on one or more of the Goals.
Combined — through unity — our group has huge peace-building potential.
How TRANSFORMATION DAYTON works:
1. Focus: Choose one of the 17 Sustainable Goals
2. Engage: Develop an event/program of action for September
3. Inspire: Tell the community your peace-building story
In November of each year until 2030, we will produce the results of our combined efforts in a Report to the Community. Your organization’s work is already powerful. Imagine the increased impact and outreach of this unified approach!
RESOURCES FROM THE UNITED NATIONS
EXAMPLE “No Hunger”:
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
THE 17 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
1. End poverty
2. Zero hunger
3. Ensure healthy lives
4. Quality education
5. Gender equality
6. Clean water and sanitation
7. Affordable and clean energy
8. Decent work and economic growth
9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
10. Reduced inequalities
11. Sustainable cities and communities
12. Responsible consumption and production
13. Climate action
14. Life below water
15. Life on land
16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
17. Partnerships for the goals.
THE COLLABORATION STARTS ON MARCH 1ST!
The 2017 Peace Day theme and graphics from the U.N. Secretary-General will also be announced.
Hint: Something about “together” — pretty appropriate this year!
Please come or send a representative to this important meeting.
Got time for a quick email to your appreciative facilitator?
Let us know your tentative plans.
CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS SO FAR!
Five Rivers Chautauqua
Dayton Mediation Center
21st Century Peace Literacy Foundation
Dayton Art Institute
Miami Valley OTSE
Dayton International Peace Museum
Dayton Human Rights Council
Dayton Job Corp
More confirming as we speak
Here’s to a great Peace September in Dayton, Ohio and the Miami Valley Region —
the birthplace of aviation and the source of constant innovation for peace.
Celebrate the peace we have; Contemplate the work to be done.
Thanks to everyone and all the peace-building organizations involved.
See you on March 1st!