DAYTON: CITY OF PEACE
NEWS FROM THE PEACE DAYTON COLLABORATIVE GROUP
You are cordially invited to the next meeting of Transformation Dayton!
Wednesday, APRIL 5TH, 5:00 p.m.
Same Location: The Dayton Mediation Center, One-Stop Center, 371 W 2nd St #300
Free Parking: Lot west of Center (access from alley behind); meters free after 5:00
What is Transformation Dayton?
And why isn’t it Transformation Miami Valley? It doesn’t rhyme, you might say, but actually it is much more: Transformation Xenia, Transformation Urbana, Transformation Springfield — everywhere in the Miami Valley, practical, sustainable peace-building is needed more than ever. We are very blessed in our community, but many lack jobs and healthcare. There is hunger and poverty. Our families need to be safe from crime, and most importantly our children need quality education — these are the Transformational goals for which our Collaborative Group has a unique (yes, unique!) opportunity to address.
This year in September, Peace Day events by the Peace Dayton Collaborative Group (all around the Miami Valley) will be mapped to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals for Year 2030. A full-color, multipage “Report to the Community” along with a video and media campaign will be developed though summer/fall and culminating in November. With photos and stories, the Report will highlight each participating organization and their peace-building actions to support a Regional culture of peace. And you are a very important part!
CONFIRMED ORGANIZATIONS, Tentative Plans!
Sunwatch (Feast for Peace)
Montgomery County (Sprucing the oldest cemetery in Dayton)
Five Rivers Chautauqua (Lighting of the Mound)
Dayton Mediation Center (Feast for Peace)
Wright Patterson Air Force Base (undecided)
Dayton Rotary Club (Peace Heroes Walk)
MV Council for Native Americans (Standing Rock sacred fire)
21st Century Peace Literary Foundation (Peace Hub)
Dayton Art Institute (Family Day for Peace)
Miami Valley OTSE (Speaker, Shane Claiborne)
Greater Dayton Christian Connection (Preach Peace, Breakfast)
Roaring Brook Farm (Feast for Peace)
Dayton Peace Heroes Walk (Peace Village)
Heartfulness Center (Yoga/Mediation, Courthouse Sq.)
Salem Avenue Peace Corridor (Garden on Salem)
Dayton International Peace Museum (undecided)
The Collaboratory (undecided)
Dayton Human Rights Council (undecided)
New Beginnings NAPT (undecided
U.D. ETHOS (Soccer tournament)
Dayton Metro Library (Library Opportunity Space)
Welcome Dayton (undecided)
Dayton Job Corp (Youth event)
United Against Violence of Greater Dayton (Police collaboration)
Springfield Peace Alliance (undecided)
Urbana City of Peace (undecided)
Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund (Run for Peace)
Montgomery County Violence Prevention Program (undecided)
Dayton Bahá’i (One Human Family Workshop)
First Baptist Church (Peace Pole)
Isn’t that astounding! Well, then please forward this email and invite a friend.
THE 2017 U. N. THEME FOR INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
“Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All”
It speaks beyond division and polarization to the power of unity in community peace building. Justly so.
CITY/REGIONAL TRANSFORMATION TO A CULTURE OF PEACE
PEACE DAYTON CONTINUITY
Every organization is encouraged to plan an event for Peace Month in September
ACTIVATE YOUR EVENT
Please add a concrete, positive, peace-building action to your event this year
(i.e. positively affect hunger, poverty, the environment, etc.)
CREATE A SUSTAINABLE CULTURE OF PEACE
Map your organization’s efforts to one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals
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.
A great resource example — the World’s Largest Lesson — for engaging kids in the Sustainable Goals:
Got time for a quick email to your appreciative facilitator?
Let us know your tentative plans.
THANKS TO OUR 2017 MEMBERSHIP CONTRIBUTORS, SO FAR:
The Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund
The Heartfulness Institute
Springfield Peace Alliance
Salem Avenue Peace Corridor
From Eve Araque, our Social Media Guru
Our limited advertising budget makes social media engagement critical.
Please help by liking, following, sharing and retweeting us!
We’re on Facebook at https://facebook.com/peacedayton,
and On Twitter at https://twitter.com/PeaceDayDayton.
Thanks to all the peace-building organizations involved.
See you on April 5th!
Celebrate the peace we have; Contemplate the work to be done.