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August 2019

Tracing Your Roots exhibit

August 7 @ 12:00 am - September 30 @ 12:00 am EDT
Dayton Metro Library Northwest Branch
Free

Sponsor: Southeast Branch, Dayton Metro Library Event: Tracing Your Roots Description: An original, interactive exhibit that explores immigrating to the U.S., celebrating cultural traditions, and researching family history.  Make the tough decisions faced by fleeing refuges by taking the virtual journey Two Billion Miles.  Pick up a guide to ethnic cuisine in Montgomery County.  Learn about Dayton Metro Library’s genealogy resources and much more.  This exhibit was funded by a grant from the Dayton Foundation. Venue: Southeast Branch Library Date:…

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September 2019

Four Cities Young Leader Academy

September 1 - September 30
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Invitation only

Sponsor: Dayton Mediation Center Event: Four Cities Young Leader Academy Description: This year the Dayton Mediation Center and Dayton Sister City are collaborating to put on a program called the "Four Cities Young Leader Academy." During the program, students and teachers from Bosnia and Herzegovina will be welcomed to the city of Dayton this October as part of a youth leadership exchange. The 18 students and three teachers will get to experience the best that Dayton has to offer in…

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2019 Planning!

September 1 @ 8:00 am UTC+0
Miami Valley, Ohio

2019 PEACE MONTH PLANNING! The 2019 Peace Month in the Miami Valley was extremely successful with over 120 organizations participating, over 50 peace events held during the month of September, and increasing energy for peace throughout the Region. Thanks to all who participated. Thousands of people, including children who need positive messages in their lives, were impacted by these events and inspired to action. Planning for Peace Month, 2019, will begin immediately. To become a part, send your comments, inquires…

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Reflecting on Our Passage into Our Spiritual Maturity

September 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Dayton Metro Library Downtown, 215 E. Third Street
Dayton, OH United States
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Free

Sponsor:  Dayton Baha'i Community Event:  Reflecting on Our Passage into Our Spiritual Maturity For “Peace Month”  ~ the Dayton Bahá’í Community invites you to participate in An Open Interfaith Discussion Group Tuesday 9/3 and 9/17 at the downtown Dayton Metro Library (Conf. Rm. 1B) “The Passage of Humanity into Spiritual Maturity” We are currently experiencing the struggles that mark humanity’s movement from its adolescence into the state of approaching its collective life from the perspectives being gained in our “young…

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Teaching Peace Literacy Through Original Story Collages

September 4 - September 25
Dayton Metro Library Downtown, 215 E. Third Street
Dayton, OH United States
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Sponsor: 21st Century Peace Literacy Foundation Event: Teaching Peace Literacy Through Original Story Collages Description: In collaboration with the Miami Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, the Peace Literacy Foundation has created an exhibit entitled, "Peace Literacy Thru the Arts -- A Tribute to Local Peace Advocates Christine and Ralph Dull." It features panels with quotes from Paul K. Chappell, Patsy's Women Are Human art (including a new Ida B. Wells collage), a giant collage being created by the children and youth…

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The Alicia Titus Memorial 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk for Peace

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm EDT
Urbana University
Free

Sponsor: The Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund Event Name: The Alicia Titus Memorial 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk for Peace Description: This annual fund raising event starts and ends at the Student Center at Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University. This year’s peacebuilding family event provides refreshments, music, door prizes, and “Kids for Peace” activities. Register today at www.cantstoprunningco.com. Race registration and donations to support our ongoing efforts can also be provided by contacting Stephani Islam at Urbana…

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Heartful Schools Program

September 7 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Heartfulness Center, Beavercreek, 3153 Lance Road, Beavercree + Google Map
Free

Sponsor: Heartfulness of Beavercreek, Ohio Event: Heartful Schools Program Description: This program is designed to offer teachers, counselors, school based therapists to learn self care techniques and also empower them with tools to care for the students. Program includes presentation on meditation, guided relaxation and meditation, providing materials for several activities for kids. Date: September 7, 2019 Time: 9:30 a.m. registration to 1 p.m., including lunch Location: 3153 Lantz Rd., Beavercreek, OH 45432

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Annual Interfaith Forum

September 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Christ United Methodist Church, Dayton, Ohio
Free

Sponsor: Interfaith Forum of Greater Dayton Event: Annual Interfaith Forum Description: Please join us as a panel representing some of our member faith communities briefly share local concerns about the impact of climate change in the greater Dayton area, and how their congregations are working to address this in concrete ways. After these presentations, we will break for (pot luck) refreshments and reconvene for perhaps broader, and more informal, round table sharing of ideas and questions among the assembled participants…

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Rotary of Dayton Peace Day

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Sinclair College, Dayton, Ohio
Call for invitation

Sponsor: Rotary Club of Dayton Event: Rotary Meeting Speaker on Peace Description: The Peace Committee of the Rotary Club of Dayton will sponsor a peace speaker for the first meeting of Rotary in Dayton. You must be invited by a sponsor or friend in Rotary. Venue: Sinclair Community College, Building 12 DatePeac: September 9 Start time: 12:00 End time: 1:00 Cost: $10 for meal Contact: Carolyn Rice Website: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/4098

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Week of Nonviolence Peace Map and Peace March

September 14 - September 21

Sponsor: The NonViolence Alliance of Greater Cincinnati Event Name: Week of Nonviolence Peace Map and Peace March Description: Participate in a week of nonviolence by completing activities, attending events, and practicing mindfulness exercises listed on our "Peace Map". Then, join us in a peace march on Sept. 22 to celebrate International Peace Day with the community.  Venue: Various for Peace Map, TBD for March Date(s): Sept. 14-21, culminates with Peace March on Sept. 22 Time start and finish:  4:30 pm (for…

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ARTventures for Family Peace Day

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Dayton Art Institute
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Dayton Art Institute Event: ARTventures for Family Peace Day Venue: Dayton Art Institute Experiencenter Description: Students will be asked to create images of what helps them feel at peace.  Utilizing meditative Zentangle drawing techniques, students will transform their ideas into a small edition of relief prints so that they can share their peaceful ideas with others. Date: Saturday Sept 14th Starting time: 1:00 Ending time: 3:00 Fee--Ticket details on museum website Contact info: Matthew Burgy, museum educator (937-223-5277 x245)

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Outdoor Labyrinth Walk & Prayers

September 15 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Mount St. John
Free

Sponsor:  Marianist Environmental Education Center at Mount St. John Event: Outdoor Labyrinth Walk & Prayers for Peace. Date: Sunday, September 15th Time: 2:30 - 4 pm. (More details to come) Meet at St. Joseph Hall. MEEC is an environmental education community in the Catholic tradition that promotes sustainability through simple living, social justice and spirituality. Website: https://meec.center RSVP: info@meec.center

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Dayton Literary Peace Prize Discussions

September 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Dayton Metro Library Downtown, 215 E. Third Street
Dayton, OH United States
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Free

Sponsor: Dayton Literary Peace Prize Event: Community Conversations: Books of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Description: This fall, join area scholars and community readers at the Dayton Metro Library for wide ranging conversations about books written by authors honored by the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Engaging teachers from area universities will be joined by eminent Daytonians to talk about these works’ impact and artistry, essential themes, and connections to the authors’ other work, and the power of the written word…

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Urbana Feast for Peace

September 17 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm EDT
Urbana University Ohio + Google Map
Free

Sponsors/Collaborations: The Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund, Urbana University & Urbana City of Peace Event Name: “Feast for Peace” Description: Meals will be shared throughout the community at local churches, businesses and on Urbana University’s campus celebrating “Urbana City of Peace” & September 21st International Day of Peace. Location: Urbana Univerity Date: Thursday, September 19th – Sunday, September 22nd Time Start/End: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Daily Ali Bev Titus email: bjtitus11@windstream.net Free community potlucks

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Our Planet, Our Lives: A Performance of Missa Gaia

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
The Foundry, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Free

Every July the World House Choir starts buzzing. Rehearsals intensify, singers start to gear up and excitement builds in our community. The culmination of our year comes in September with our self-produced major concert that is performed in various venues around the Miami Valley. So….get these dates into your calendar: Wednesday, September 18 at 7pm in the Foundry Theater, 920 Corry St., Yellow Springs Thursday, September 19 at 7pm at the Levitt Pavilion, 33 South Main St., Dayton Saturday, September…

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Peace & Environmental Dinner

September 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+0
University of Dayton, Kenedy Union Ballroom
Free

Sponsor: Hanley Sustainability Institute, University of Dayton Event: Peace & Environmental Dinner (More details to come) Description: Peace & Environment Dinner: Dialogue at University of Dayton, Kennedy Union Ballroom.  All members of the greater Dayton community welcome. Date: Thursday, September 19th Time: 5:30 - 7 pm.  All members of the greater Dayton community welcome. RSVP by Sept 16th if joining for Free Dinner:  ljablonski1@udayton.edu TBD: a googleform link and flyer will be posted once final details arranged.

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World House Choir at Levitt Pavilion

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Levitt Pavilion
Free

Sponsor: World House Choir Event: Our Planet, Our Lives: A Performance of Missa Gaia   clock Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM pin Levitt Pavilion Dayton 134 South Main Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402   Description: FREE concert as part of the 2019 Eichelberger Concert Season. Be sure to bring your picnic blankets, chairs, family and friends to this FREE live show. For more information visit levittpavilion.org.The concert, OOR PLANET—OUR LIVES, coincides with the UN’s Climate Justice…

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2019 International Peace Day Challenge

September 21 @ 12:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Sponsors: The Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund Event Name: 2019 International Peace Day Challenge Description: The Peace Day Challenge is one day devoted to celebrating the International Day of Peace. We challenge you to complete as many acts of peace as possible. This is a great activity to help introduce children to the concept of peace and how to be a peacebuilder. Location: All Urbana City and Champaign County Schools are invited. Date: September 21st, 2018 Time Start/End: 12:00 a.m.…

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International Day of Peace

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
U.N. Headquarters, New York
Invitation

Sponsor: International Cities of Peace Event: U.N. Headquarters Student Observance Day Description: Each year, the Secretary General of the United Nations host student from the United States and around the world to gather at the New York headquarters to ring the Bell of Peace and hear from Peace Messengers, such as Jane Goodall and Michael Douglas. Venue: U.N. Headquarters Date: Friday, September 21 Start time: 12:00 p.m. Cost: By invitation only Contact: Fred Arment arment@fredarment.com Website: www.internationalcitiesofpeace.org

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At the Intersection of Ecology and Peace

September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Wittenberg University
Free

Sponsor: Wittenberg University Event: At the Intersection of Ecology and Peace Description: Guy Jones, the grandson of Pizi (Chief Gall) from the Standing Rock Reservation will discuss cultural traditions, the experience of living in today's complex societies, and immigration. Date and Time: Thursday, Sept. 21,  4 to 5 p.m. Venue: Kissell Auditorium, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio Contact: Peg Hanna, peghanna@woh.rr.com Free

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Cincinnati Peace March

September 21 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+0
NonViolence Alliance of Greater Cincinnati
Free

Sponsor: The NonViolence Alliance of Greater Cincinnati Event Name: Peace March Description: Participate in a week of nonviolence by completing activities, attending events, and practicing mindfulness exercises listed on our "Peace Map". Then, join us in a peace march on Sept. 22 to celebrate International Peace Day with the community. Venue: Various for Peace Map, TBD for March Date(s): Sept. 14-21, culminates with Peace March on Sept. 22 Time start and finish:  4:30 pm (for Peace March) Contact: Jessica Frank (jessie@ijpccincinnati.org)…

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Lighting of Mound

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Miamisburg Mound, 900 Mound Road, Miamisburg, Ohio + Google Map
Free

Sponsors: Five Rivers Chautauqua and Miami Valley Council for Native Americans Event: Lighting of Miamisburg Mound Description: For the fifth annual Lighting, luminaries will be lit on the steps of the Miamisburg Mound to celebrate International Day of Peace, the Native American culture, and the legacy of mound culture in the Dayton Region. Bring a plate to share. Venue: Miamisburg Mound Date(s): September 21st Start time: 6:00 End time: 9:30 Cost: free Contact: Tom Bensman 317-529-3209 Website:

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Candlelight Yoga and Meditation

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Missing Peace Art Space, 234 S. dutoit st, dayton oh 45402 + Google Map
Free

Sponsor: Missing Peace Art Space/Dayton Yoga Club Event Name: Candlelight Yoga and Meditation Description:  An evening to get together and practice yoga and meditation Venue: Missing Peace Art Space Date(s): September 21st Time start and finish: 6 to 7 pm     Contact: Gabriela Pickett: gabrielapickett@yahoo.com Fee or Free: free  

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Our Planet, Our Lives: A Performance of Missa Gaia

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
The Foundry, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Free

Sponsor: World House Choir Event: Our Planet, Our Lives: A Performance of Missa Gaia Every July the World House Choir starts buzzing. Rehearsals intensify, singers start to gear up and excitement builds in our community. The culmination of our year comes in September with our self-produced major concert that is performed in various venues around the Miami Valley. So….get these dates into your calendar: Wednesday, September 18 at 7pm in the Foundry Theater, 920 Corry St., Yellow Springs IN DAYTON:…

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Hayden’s “The Creation”

September 21 @ 8:00 pm EDT
Schuster Center, Dayton, Ohio
Tickets required

Sponsor: Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Event: Hayden's "The Creation" Performances Description: For the 2019–2020 Titans Season, Dayton Opera Artistic Director Thomas Bankston has programmed an array of productions, from classical, beloved masterworks to a trip back in time to the beginnings of the opera art form, to a recital that spotlights one of today's internationally-acclaimed vocal artists. The Season Opening Spectacular, produced as a stunning collaboration with Dayton Ballet and Dayton Philharmonic, officially opens the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance in…

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Peaceful Movement 5K Run & Walk

September 22 @ 2:00 am - 7:00 pm EDT
Antioch College
Entry Fee

Sponsor: Dayton International Peace Museum (co-sponsor with Antioch College Wellness Center) Event Name: Peaceful Movement 5K Run & Walk Description: 5K Run and Walk plus yoga, food trucks, meditation, wellness. Venue: Antioch College Date(s): Sunday, September 22, 2019 Time start and finish: 2pm-7pm Contact: K.Kelly Website: daytonpeacemuseum.org Fee or Free: Free except for 5K walk or run.

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Our Planet, Our Lives: A Performance of Missa Gaia

September 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0
High Street Methodist Church, 230 East High St., Springfield
Free

Sponsor: World House Choir Event: Our Planet, Our Lives: A Performance of Missa Gaia Every July the World House Choir starts buzzing. Rehearsals intensify, singers start to gear up and excitement builds in our community. The culmination of our year comes in September with our self-produced major concert that is performed in various venues around the Miami Valley. So….get these dates into your calendar: Wednesday, September 18 at 7pm in the Foundry Theater, 920 Corry St., Yellow Springs IN DAYTON:…

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Hayden’s “The Creation”

September 22 @ 3:00 pm EDT
Schuster Center, Dayton, Ohio
Tickets required

Sponsor: Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Event: Hayden's "The Creation" Performances Description: For the 2019–2020 Titans Season, Dayton Opera Artistic Director Thomas Bankston has programmed an array of productions, from classical, beloved masterworks to a trip back in time to the beginnings of the opera art form, to a recital that spotlights one of today's internationally-acclaimed vocal artists. The Season Opening Spectacular, produced as a stunning collaboration with Dayton Ballet and Dayton Philharmonic, officially opens the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance in…

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Lethal Injection: Human Rights and the Law

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
University of Dayton
Free

Sponsors: Miami Valley Chapter of Ohioans to Stop Executions and the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative Event: Lethal Injection: Human Rights and the Law Description: Lethal injection was introduced as a “humane” way to execute prisoners. In Ohio, it has been marked by flawed procedures that have caused extreme suffering to inmates. Governor Mike DeWine has postponed four executions as the state struggles to find an acceptable protocol after the reviewing court held that the current procedure was almost certain to…

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Westminster Lecture on Faith & Civic Life

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Dayton, Ohio, 125 N. Wilkinson, Dayton + Google Map
Free

Sponsor: Westminster Presbyterian Church Event: Westminster Lecture on Faith & Civic Life Description: Rabbi Schindler will give this year's lecture. Rabbi Schindler is the Sklut Professor of Jewish Studies and Director of the Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice at Queens University of Charlotte.  She was named Rabbi Emerita of Temple Beth El in Charlotte, North Carolina after serving as Senior Rabbi from 2003-2016 and as Associate Rabbi from 1998-2003. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from…

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Westminster features Gay Men’s Choir

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
Free

Sponsor: Westminster Presbyterian Church Event: Gay Men's Chorus Description: Part of the Westminster Lecture on Faith & Civic Life, an ensemble from the Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus will provide interlude music between the lecture and the panel discussion.   ADDITIONALLY: PRIOR: LECTURE BY RABBI SCHINDLER AFTERWARD: PANEL DISCUSSION   Venue: Westminster Presbyterian Church, Dayton, Ohio Date: September 28 Start time: Interlude between Lecture and Panel Cost: Free Contact: bob.knechel@gmail.com Website: http://westminsterdayton.org/

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Westminster features Panel Discussion

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Dayton, Ohio, 125 N. Wilkinson, Dayton + Google Map
Free

Sponsor: Westminster Presbyterian Church Event: Panel Discussion post-Lecture Description: Part of the Westminster Lecture on Faith & Civic Life, a Panel Discussion of spiritual leaders from Dayton and beyond will be held after the Westminster Lecture by Rabbi Schindler.   ADDITIONALLY: PRIOR: LECTURE BY RABBI SCHINDLER INTERLUDE: GAY MEN'S CHOIR   Venue: Westminster Presbyterian Church, Dayton, Ohio Date: September 28 Start time: After the Lecture and Choir performance Cost: Free Contact: bob.knechel@gmail.com Website: http://westminsterdayton.org/  

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“Knights for Peace” Award – Date TBD

September 30 @ 12:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Urbana University Ohio + Google Map
Free

Sponsors/Collaborations: The Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund and Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University Event Name: The Presentation of the “Knights for Peace” Award Description: The Knights’ Peace Award In Memory of Alicia Titus In the tradition of Urbana University and its valiant Blue Knights, The Knights’ Peace Award was established to honor individuals who demonstrate the virtues necessary to persist in the quest for peace and unity. • Compassion • Understanding • Courage • Justice • Mercy…

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Dayton Literary Peace Prize Discussions

September 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Dayton Metro Library Downtown, 215 E. Third Street
Dayton, OH United States
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Free

Sponsor: Dayton Literary Peace Prize Event: Community Conversations: Books of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Description: This fall, join area scholars and community readers at the Dayton Metro Library for wide ranging conversations about books written by authors honored by the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Engaging teachers from area universities will be joined by eminent Daytonians to talk about these works’ impact and artistry, essential themes, and connections to the authors’ other work, and the power of the written word…

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October 2019

Dayton Literary Peace Prize Discussions

October 7 @ 8:00 pm EDT
Free

Sponsor: Dayton Literary Peace Prize Event: Community Conversations: Books of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Description: This fall, join area scholars and community readers at the Dayton Metro Library for wide ranging conversations about books written by authors honored by the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Engaging teachers from area universities will be joined by eminent Daytonians to talk about these works’ impact and artistry, essential themes, and connections to the authors’ other work, and the power of the written word…

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