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January 1970

Dinner/Dialogue on the U.N. SDGs

January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am EST
University of Dayton, Kenedy Union Ballroom

Dinner/Dialogue on the U.N. SDGs Collaboration: Marianist Environmental Education Center, University of Dayton, and Peace Dayton A Dinner/Dialogue on the UN-SDGs with this year's UN theme (connecting Human Rights, Peace and Environment) . To be held on the evening of Thursday, September 20th in U.D.'s Kennedy Union Ballroom.  It's free, with a registration sign-up/googleform for the dinner and we deeply value having community members attend. For information: ljablonski1@udayton.edu

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June 2018

June Meeting

June 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+0
Dayton Metro Library Downtown, 215 E. Third Street
Dayton, OH United States
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Miami Valley Regional Cities of Peace UNITYCARD NEWS FROM THE PEACE DAYTON COLLABORATIVE GROUP Next Meeting: Thursday, JUNE 28, 5:00 p.m. Dayton Metro Library — Downtown location Conference Room 3A - Third Floor Parking Garage off St. Clair   Community-Wide Celebrations for Peace Day/Month in September, 2018   Your event will soon be listed at: http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday For Promotions, please send TENTATIVE information on your event(s):   • Sponsor: • Event Title: • Where: • Day: • Time (start/end) • Short Description: •…

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August 2018

Film: The Doctor from India

August 19, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Neon Movies, Dayton, Ohio, 130 E. 5th Street
Dayton, OH 45406 United States
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$7.50

Film: The Doctor from India Learn about the man that brought Ayurvedic Medicine to the West - Dr. Vasant Lad. Find out how Ayurvedic Medicine can help you stay healthy naturally. Enjoy the benefit of a group Heartfulness Meditation Following the movie there will be a short Question & Answer session with Anjali Brannon, Owner of Ayurveda Natural Health Center and student of Dr. Lad's in US and India from 1998-2001. The afternoon will conclude with a brief introduction& experience…

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September 2018

Peace Month in Dayton!

September 1, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Dayton, Ohio OH United States + Google Map
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All during the month of September, the Miami Valley Region will be celebrating the peace we have and contemplating the work to be done. There will be over 40 events and 100 organizations involved. Check the full calendar of events! For a complete listing, see our Calendar: http://peacedayton.org/event/calendar/  

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Preach Peace Initiative

September 1, 2018 - September 30, 2018

Preach Peace Initiative Collaboration: Greater Dayton Christian Connections, faith-based organizations, and Peace Dayton Description: During September schedule a sermon or ceremony to focus on Peace Theme: "Peace for the Least of These" Location: Local, Statewide, National, and Global places of faith Time: September 1st to September 30th

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Humanitarian Mission Exhibit

September 1, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Dayton Metro Library Downtown, 215 E. Third Street
Dayton, OH United States
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Free

Humanitarian Mission Exhibit: The Miami Valley's Humanitarian Contributions Free Humanitarian Mission Exhibit/Reception Description: Multimedia exhibit on the Miami Valley's contribution to humanitarian efforts around the world, including Haiti, Ecuador, Japan, Indonesia, California, and more. Collaboration: Montgomery County Commission, the 88th and 445th Airlift Wings of Wright Patterson Air Force Base, the Dayton Metro Library, and Peace Dayton Location: Dayton Metro Library — Opportunity Room, Downtown Location A RECEPTION FOR THE PUBLIC will be held on September 6th, hosted by Montgomery…

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International Pinwheel Project

September 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am - September 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Dayton Metro Library, Northwest Branch
Free

  International Pinwheel Project Collaboration: Dayton Metro Library, Northwest Branch and Peace Dayton Description: People of all ages are invited to make a Pinwheel for Peace in the Opportunity Space. Pinwheels will be set out on Peace Day. Location: Northwest Branch, Dayton Metro Library 2410 Philadelphia Drive, Dayton Time: Library hours, Sept. 4 to 20

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Humanitarian Mission Exhibit Reception

September 6, 2018 @ 4:30 pm EDT
Dayton Metro Library Downtown, 215 E. Third Street
Dayton, OH United States
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Free

Humanitarian Mission Exhibit/Reception Description: Community invited to a Reception for the Humanitarian Mission Exhibit Location: Dayton Metro Library -- Opportunity Room, Downtown Location Host: Montgomery County Commissioner Debbie Lieberman Time: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Refreshments Exhibit open all September, Library hours A RECEPTION FOR THE PUBLIC will be held on September 6th, hosted by Montgomery County Commissioner Debbie Lieberman. Introductions by Commissioners Dodge and Foley. Special guests from Wright Patterson officers who have been on the ground delivering humanitarian aid…

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Eat, Create & Meditate for the Dayton Mediation Center

September 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
The Brightside Music and Event Venue, 905 E. Third Street, Suite B
Dayton, OH 45402 United States
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Eat, Create & Meditate for the Dayton Mediation Center Collaboration: Dayton Mediation Center, Peace Dayton Description: a casual evening of interactive cooking, Yoga, and art creation with nationally-recognized Dayton artist, Mike Elsass. Proceeds will benefit the Center's Peer Mediation Program at the Women's Dayton Correctional Institution. Location: Dayton Mediation Center 371 W. 2nd Street, #300, Dayton Time: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Register: www.daytonmediationcenter.org/fundraiser

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Performance of Milloy’s “The Man Behind the Dream”

September 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Dayton, Ohio, 125 N. Wilkinson, Dayton + Google Map
Free

OFFICIAL KICKOFF FOR PEACE DAYTON Performance of Milloy’s “The Man Behind the Dream” Collaboration: World House Choir, Aliven Arts, Sinclair Department of Diversity, and Peace Dayton Description: The dramatic story in music of Bayard Rustin, the behind-the-scenes organizer of the 1963 March on Washington as well as the man who taught Martin Luther King about nonviolence; Special Dayton guest John D'Emiliio, author of "Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin Location: Westminster Presbyterian, 125 N. Wilkinson, Dayton Time:…

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

September 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Urbana University, Urbana, Ohio

The Alicia Titus Memorial 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk for Peace Collaboration: The Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund, and Peace Dayton Description: : This annual fund raising event starts and ends at the Student Center at Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University. Location: Student Center, Urbana University 579 College Way, Urbana Time: 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Register: www.cantstoprunningco.com

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DAI Saturday “ArtVentures” for Families: Peace Plants

September 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Dayton Art Institute

DAI Saturday "ArtVentures" for Families: Peace Plants Collaboration: Dayton Art Institute and Peace Dayton Description: Celebrate the International Day of Peace by personalizing your very own flower pot, using recycled materials. Come to The Lange Family Experiencenter to have fun creating art while learning about how reducing, reusing, and recycling can help you, your community, and the environment. Please Note: Allow extra time for travel and parking when attending the program, due to the Dayton Greek Festival taking place next to…

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Documentary Film: “Disturbing the Peace”

September 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Salem Heights Church, Dayton
Free

Documentary Film: “Disturbing the Peace” Collaboration: Sisters of the Precious Blood, Fazle Umar Mosque, and Peace Dayton Description: film follows Palestinian and Israeli soldiers, tired of endless war, who form a group advocating peace through non-violent action. There will be a short presentation first, then we will show the video, and have time for Q and A or discussion afterwards. Location: Salem Heights, 4500 Denlinger Road, Dayton Check out our community's website: www.preciousbloodsistersdayton.org Time: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  

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DPAA Season Opening Concert — Beethoven’s Ninth

September 15, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Schuster Center, Dayton, Ohio

DPAA Season Opening Concert -- Beethoven's Ninth Collaboration: Dayton Performing Arts Alliance with the Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera, Dayton Philharmonic, and Peace Dayton Description: Beethoven's music symbolizes peace and fraternity with the Ninth's central theme of Ode to Joy. Location: Schuster Center 2 W. Second Street, Dayton Time: 8:00 p.m. (also on the 16th) Discounts for Peace Dayton members available

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Peacebuilder Experience

September 16, 2018 @ 12:55 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Dayton Metro Library Downtown, 215 E. Third Street
Dayton, OH United States
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Free

Peacebuilder Experience “The Five Rivers Peacebuilding Experience is a multifaceted celebration and learning experience for the whole family to become engaged in building a culture of peace both locally and globally. — Fred Arment, Founder, International Cities of Peace Join us on Sunday, September 16, 1-5 pm  for the 2018 Five Rivers Peacebuilders Experience where you'll meet some of Miami Valley's most innovative peacebuilders! PbX schedule PBX Volunteers Learn more about our free, featured programs: MAIN SESSION, 1 - 2:30…

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Paul Chappell Presentation

September 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Dayton Metro Library Downtown, 215 E. Third Street
Dayton, OH United States
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2018 Five Rivers Peacebuilder Experience (PbX): Paul Chappell Presentation MAIN SESSION, 1 - 2:30 PM, The Eichelberger Forum OPENING PRESENTATION BY PAUL K. CHAPPELL "Building An International Peace Literacy Movement" Inspirational Music by Kim Belew, Opening Meditation by Heartfulness Institute, Symbolic Launch of the Women Are Human Project.  Followed by 50 min.plenary presentation by Paul K. Chappell (Free tickets available, space is limited, reserve today). The Eichelberger Forum is located on the main level of the Dayton Metro Library. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-five-rivers-peacebuilder-experience-pbx-paul-chappell-presentation-tickets-47937845386…

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Peace Cities Circle of Support

September 16, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Dayton Metro Library Downtown, 215 E. Third Street
Dayton, OH United States
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Free

2:30 PM: CIRCLE OF SUPPORT -- Dayton will show its solidarity with 215 peace cities around the world by linking hands and forming a giant Circle of Support. 360 photo by Andy Snow, Intro by City Mayor, live rap with Kim Belew of the NonViolence Alliance of Greater Cincinnati. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-five-rivers-peacebuilder-experience-pbx-volunteer-sign-up-tickets-47976839017 Sun, September 16, 2018 Dayton Metro Library – Main 215 East 3rd Street Dayton, OH 45402 The Five Rivers Peacebuilding Experience is a multifaceted celebration and learning experience for…

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September 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Schuster Center, Dayton, Ohio

DPAA Season Opening Weekend -- 2nd Performance, Beethoven's Ninth Collaboration: Dayton Performing Arts Alliance with the Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera, Dayton Philharmonic, and Peace Dayton Description: Beethoven's music symbolizes peace and fraternity with the Ninth's central theme of Ode to Joy. Location: Schuster Center 2 W. Second Street, Dayton 3:00 pm Sunday, September 16, 2018 Also on the 15th. Discounts for Peace Dayton members available

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Film Screening: Agents of Change

September 16, 2018 @ 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm EDT
Dayton Metro Library Downtown, 215 E. Third Street
Dayton, OH United States
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Free

AWARD WINNING FILM SHOWING AND DISCUSSION The goal of the film screening is to show youth members of the community that they have the ability to advocate for positive change. The goal of the discussion is to discuss action steps to begin a City of Dayton Human Relations Council ambassador program. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-five-rivers-peacebuilder-experience-pbx-agents-of-change-film-tickets-47938723011 Film Screening: Agents of Change (1 hour 10 minutes) Sun, September 16, 2018 3:15 PM – 4:45 PM EDT “From the well-publicized events at San Francisco State…

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“Mother Courage” Reading, Stuart Mcdowell

September 16, 2018 @ 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm EDT
Dayton Metro Library Downtown, 215 E. Third Street
Dayton, OH United States
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Free

"Mother Courage and Her Children" Play Reading Led by Stuart McDowell, Artistic Director, Wright State Theater Department and colleagues Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-five-rivers-peacebuilder-experience-mother-courage-play-reading-tickets-47939335844 One of the great dramatic creations on the modern stage, Mother Courage is Bertolt Brecht's most passionate and profound statement against war. "In its humor, irony, and truth, Mother Courage is a work to welcome and to cherish!" — The New York Times The Wright State Department of Theatre, Dance, and Motion Pictures prepares future professionals in the performing…

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“Peace Literacy: Skills and Leadership for the 21st Century”

September 16, 2018 @ 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm EDT

WORKSHOP BY PAUL K. CHAPPELL "Peace Literacy: Skills and Leadership for the 21st Century" Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-five-rivers-peacebuilder-experience-pbx-paul-k-chappell-workshop-tickets-47939920593 Peace Literacy was created by Paul K. Chappell, a multi-racial West Point graduate, former army captain, and Iraq war veteran, who grew up in a violent household and struggled with trauma throughout his school years. Realizing that humanity is facing new challenges that require us to become as well-trained in waging peace as soldiers are in waging war, he created Peace Literacy to help…

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Heartfulness Meditation: Peacebuilding Experience

September 16, 2018 @ 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm EDT
Free

Heartfulness meditation for inner & outer peace Conference Room 1B, 1st Floor in Main Library Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-five-rivers-peacebuilder-experience-pbx-heartfulness-meditation-tickets-47940128214 Join us as we explain the benefits of meditation not just for ourselves but for the community at large, how to integrate a meditation practice into one's daily life and of course a practical experience of a group meditation session consisting of Guided Relaxation followed by a silent Heartfulness Meditation. Heartfulness is practiced in over 130 countries around the world and is not…

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“Gandhi’s Nonviolence for the 21st Century”

September 16, 2018 @ 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm EDT
Dayton Metro Library Downtown, 215 E. Third Street
Dayton, OH United States
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Free

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP: "Gandhi’s Nonviolence for the 21st Century” Group Study 2B Parkside, 2nd Floor in Main Library Led by Jacob N. Bauer, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the University of Dayton and Wright State University Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-five-rivers-peacebuilder-experience-pbx-interactive-gandhi-workshop-tickets-48206929223 What is nonviolence? How did Gandhi apply nonviolence in his own life? Is nonviolence still relevant in the 21st century? Learn how Gandhi defined and practiced nonviolence. Participants will then engage in an active discussion on how we can practice Gandhi’s concept of…

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“Organizing Peace Events in Your Community”

September 16, 2018 @ 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm EDT
Dayton Metro Library Downtown, 215 E. Third Street
Dayton, OH United States
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Free

"Organizing Peace Events in Your Community” Interactive Workshop Led by Jerry Leggett, Founder/CEO, 21st Century Peace Literacy Foundation and a lead organizer of the Peacebuilder Experience (PbX) Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-five-rivers-peacebuilder-experience-pbx-organizing-peace-events-tickets-48399547349 What are the essentials of organizing a successful community peace event? With more than three decades of professional community organizing experience, Jerry Leggett has started new events in more than twenty communities in California, Oregon, Arizona, Iowa, Wisconsin, Alaska and Ohio. In this workshop, you will learn practical first steps for…

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“Women are Human” Integrative Art by Patsy Ferrell

September 16, 2018 @ 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm EDT
Dayton Metro Library Downtown, 215 E. Third Street
Dayton, OH United States
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INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP: “Women Are Human" Led by artist Patsy Ferrell Check website for details: www.pbexperience.org Ferrell's unique Integrative Collage painting style embeds the narratives of six women in history she brings to life through her brush and bold color palette. Dayton Metro Library – Main 215 East 3rd Street Dayton, OH 45402 3:25 PM – 4:45 PM EDT "The Five Rivers Peacebuilding Experience is a multifaceted celebration and learning experience for the whole family to become engaged in building a…

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“Jumpstarting Your City of Peace: Activating the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals Locally””

September 16, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm EDT
Dayton Metro Library Downtown, 215 E. Third Street
Dayton, OH United States
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Free

"Jumpstarting Your City of Peace Workshop: Activating the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals Locally"” Led by Fred Arment, Founding Director, International Cities of Peace and Facilitator for the PEACE DAYton Collaborative Group Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-five-rivers-peacebuilder-experience-pbx-interactive-peace-workshop-tickets-47953709837 Build UNITY for peace-building in your community by jumpstarting progress on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations for Year 2030! Learn about how these essential Goals can inspire and communicate to all sectors of your community how working together can achieve a…

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Peace Week at Dayton Job Corp

September 17, 2018 - September 21, 2018
Dayton Job Corp., Dayton, Ohio, 3849 Germantown Pike, Dayton + Google Map

Peace Week at Dayton Job Corp Collaboration: Dayton Job Corp Description: Traditional week-long Peace Day workshops and events Location: 3849 Germantown Pike, Dayton Time: Details to come

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Film: “World Peace: A Baha’i Vision”

September 20, 2018 @ 11:00 am EDT
Sinclair College, Dayton, Ohio
Free

Film: "World Peace: A Baha'i Vision" Collaboration: Dayton Baha'i Community, the Sinclair Interfaith Alliance, and Peace Dayton Description: Film sowing and discussion on the Baha'i vision of global peace. Discussion led by Fred Arment, Executive Director, International Cities of Peace, and others. Here's the link for the video:   World Peace - A Bahai Vision - Full Movie Thursday, September 2011 am to noonSinclair Library, loggia area   Contact: Larry Lindstrom: larry.lindstrom@sinclair.edu or Collette Harrison: itscmh@sbcglobal.net

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U.D. Prayers of the Heart

September 20, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
University of Dayton, Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
Free

U.D. "Prayers of the Heart" U.D. Students do a monthly prayer on campus called "Prayers of the HEART." It's normally 15 minutes long between classes at 12:15pm and is meant to be a prayer service focused on what's going on in the news and that God will bring Healing, Empathy, Awareness, Reconciliation, and Transformation (HEART). To kick off the year, they decided to make it a longer prayer service and connect it with International Peace Day. They moved the time…

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Knights Peace Award and “Feast for Peace”

September 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Urbana University Ohio + Google Map
Free

Feast for Peace at Urbana University Campus This will be prior to a home Urbana University Football Game. During halftime, we will be awarding a person from our community with the first annual “Knights Peace Award” which is a Peacebuilding Award in memory of Alicia. The mayor and other City Officials will join for the presentation.  Last years award was given to a young high school student named Logan Cole in Champaign County. He was shot in his high school…

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Dinner/Panel/Dialogue: The Right to Peace/Environment

September 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
University of Dayton, Kenedy Union Ballroom

Thurs Sept 20: 6 - 7:30 pm: The Right to Peace and a Sustainable Environment -  Panel Presentations/Dialogue & Optional Dinner (5:30 pm RSVP).  KU Ballroom, University of Dayton. Join with UD students, faculty, staff and Dayton community members to Celebrate International Peace Day as part of PEACE DAYton. We'll explore UN SDG - Global Goal #16: Peace Justice & Strong Institutions. All are Welcome. Featured Panelists:   Amy Anderson, UD Center for International Programs J Fred Arment, Coordinator, Peace Dayton Collaborative Leah Ceperley,…

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Summit Church Peace Revival

September 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Summit Christian Church, 4021 Denlinger Rd., Trotwood, Oh 45426 + Google Map

Summit Church Peace Revival Theme: “Peace for the least of These” Collaboration: Summit Christian Church and Peace Dayton Description: Join is on Thursday and Friday nights while we hear a short sermon on Peace for the least of these by 7 different Pastors each evening. Location: Summit Christian Church Address:4021 Denlinger Rd., Trotwood, Oh 45426 Date: 9/20/2018-9/21/2018 Time: 7pm-9pm

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2018 International Peace Day Challenge

September 21, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 12:59 pm EDT
Urbana, Ohio
Free

2018 International Peace Day Challenge Sponsors: The Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund & Peace Dayton 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…

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U.S. Global Leadership Council

September 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 pm EDT
Wright State University

The U.S. Global Leadership Council Event with Congressman Turner in Dayton on Friday, September 21st from 7:15am – 9:30am at Wright State University. Local Dayton organization International Cities of Peace is a partner organization for the USGLC. At the urging of International Cities of Peace, attention will be paid to International Day of Peace and Dayton's Peace Legacy, during introductions or by Congressman Turner. Congressman Turner  was Mayor of Dayton during the Dayton Peace Accords. The event will include breakfast, and the…

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Interfaith Prayer Luncheon featuring Ambassador Tony Hall

September 21, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
First Lutheran Church, Dayton, Ohio, 138 W 1st Street, Dayton, Oh 4540 + Google Map
$25

Interfaith Prayer Luncheon featuring Ambassador Tony Hall Collaboration: Greater Dayton Christian Connections, Interfaith of Greater Dayton, and Peace Dayton Description: Ambassador Tony Hall will give the keynote address and multi Faith prayers will be given. Location: First Lutheran Church 138 W 1st Street, Dayton, Oh 45402 Time: 11:30am-1:00pm Fee: $25.00 per person (reserve: drcrystal1@yahoo.com)  

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Official International Day of Peace

September 21, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
United Nations headquarters, New York, New York, U.S.A.
Free

Official International Day of Peace Collaboration: United Nations IDP NGO Committee, International Cities of Peace, Peace One Day, The Partnership for Peace Coalition, over 200 Cities of Peace in 50 countries on 6 continents Description: Student Celebration at the United Nations headquarters, featuring the Secretary-General, Peace Ambassadors, and representatives from Civic and  Civil Society. Location: The Rose Garden at U.N. Headquarters Time: 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. 

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Peace Day Ringing of Peace Bells

September 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC+0

Peace Day Ringing of Peace Bells Collaboration: International Cities of Peace, multiple churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, ashrams, Peace Dayton, and more Description: Synchronization with New York Student Observance at U.N. Headquarters Location: In the Miami Valley: All faith-based and non-faith-based bells ring at noon Time: 12:00 p.m. 

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Peace Yoga and Art

September 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Missing Peace Art Space, 234 S. dutoit st, dayton oh 45402 + Google Map

Peace Yoga and Art Collaboration: Missing Peace Art Space, the Dayton Yoga Club, and Peace Dayton Description: An evening of yoga practice followed by a painting session to build community Location: Missing Peace Art Space 234 S. dutoit st, dayton oh 45402 Time Start/End: TBD

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Summit Church Peace Revival w/ Ambassador Tony Hall

September 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Summit Christian Church, 4021 Denlinger Rd., Trotwood, Oh 45426 + Google Map
Free

Summit Church Peace Revival w/ Ambassador Tony Hall Collaborations: Summit Christian Church and Peace Dayton Theme: “Peace for the least of These” Description: Join is on Thursday and Friday nights while we hear a short sermon on Peace for the least of these by 7 different Pastors each evening. Location: Summit Christian Church Address:4021 Denlinger Rd., Trotwood, Oh 45426 Date: 9/20/2018-9/21/2018 Time: 7pm-9pm

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Guided Meditation at House of AUM

September 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
House of AUM, 125 S. Walnut St.,
Yellow Springs, OH 45387 United States
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Free

The Right to Peace - of Mind, Body, Spirit An International Day of Peace Guided Meditation September 21st 7-8 pm EDT House of AUM, 125 S. Walnut St., Yellow Springs, Ohio Join with others at House of AUM for their annual United Nations International Day of Peace guided meditation offering. Resident House of AUM meditation teacher Lynda Terry will guide participants into a serene and receptive space for experiencing peace individually, through the perspectives of mind, body, spirit - and then into a contemplative space…

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Teacher/Admin Responding Effectively to Conflict Workshop

September 22, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Dayton Mediation Center, 371 West Second, 3rd floor, Dayton + Google Map

Teacher/Admin Responding Effectively to Conflict Workshop *** IMPORTANT: Please Note that space is limited and you must register in order to attend - simply marking "Going" on Facebook will not reserve your spot! *** The Dayton Mediation Center is pleased to offer a REC Training specifically designed for teachers as part of Peace Dayton’s month-long Peace celebration. The training will take place at the Mediation Center at 371 W. Second St. Dayton, OH 45402 on Saturday, September 22 from 8:30am-12PM.…

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4th Caring Economy Testimonial Fair

September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Moyer Community Room, Wilmington City Building, 69 N. South Street, Wilmington, OH 45177 + Google Map
Free

4th Caring Economy Testimonial Fair The CETF takes place twice a year on the Saturday closest to the UN International Day of Peace, September 21, and the Saturday after March 1, honoring the founding of the Peace Corps. The event is free to the public. It was developed by the First Caring Citizens’ Congress (FCCC), Wilmington, OH, a member organization of the Empathy Surplus Project.   CETFs provide social scaffolding to strengthen empathy and personal / social responsibility as core…

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Peace Day Commemoration in Beavercreek

September 22, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Heartfulness Center, Beavercreek, 3153 Lance Road, Beavercree + Google Map
Free

Heartfulness Institute and the City of Beavercreek join together to commemorate UN Peace Day  Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 • 1:00pm - 3:30pm Peace Walk, Planting of White Pine Tree, Proclamation, Heartfulness Meditation, Children's Art Show  1:00-1:45  Peace Walk: Join us to march flags from around the world from beginning Beavercreek High School along the Dayton Xenia bikepath and ending at the Heartfulness Institute, 3153 Lantz Road, Beavercreek 2:00 Planting:  A White Pine, a tree defined by the Iroquois League of Native Americans as a…

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Annual Planting of the White Pine Peace Tree

September 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm EDT
Heartfulness Center, Beavercreek, 3153 Lance Road, Beavercree + Google Map
Free

Annual Planting of the White Pine Peace Tree Collaboration: Miami Valley Council for Native Americans, Five Rivers Chautauqua, the Heartfulness Center, and Peace Dayton Heartfulness Institute and the City of Beavercreek join together to commemorate UN Peace Day  Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 • 1:00pm - 3:30pm Peace Walk, Planting of White Pine Tree, Proclamation, Heartfulness Meditation, Children's Art Show  1:00-1:45  Peace Walk: Join us to march flags from around the world from beginning Beavercreek High School along the Dayton Xenia bikepath and ending…

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Heartfulness Center Walk, Meditation, Art

September 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Heartfulness Center, Beavercreek, 3153 Lance Road, Beavercree + Google Map
Free

Heartfulness Institute and the City of Beavercreek join together to commemorate UN Peace Day  Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 • 1:00pm - 3:30pm Peace Walk, Planting of White Pine Tree, Proclamation, Heartfulness Meditation, Children's Art Show  1:00-1:45  Peace Walk: Join us to march flags from around the world from beginning Beavercreek High School along the Dayton Xenia bikepath and ending at the Heartfulness Institute, 3153 Lantz Road, Beavercreek 2:00 Planting:  A White Pine, a tree defined by the Iroquois League of Native Americans as a…

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4th Annual Lighting of the Miamisburg Mound

September 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Miamisburg Mound, 900 Mound Road, Miamisburg, Ohio + Google Map
Free

4th Annual Lighting of the Miamisburg Mound Collaboration: Miami Valley Chautauqua, Miami Valley Council for Native Americans, and Peace Dayton Description: Feast for Peace and the lighting at sunset of two luminaries for each of the over 100 steps Location: Miamisburg Mound Park 900 Mound Road, Miamisburg, Ohio 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  

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Peace Community Picnic

September 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Paw Paw Camp, Dayton, Ohio, 2471 Deep Hollow Road, Dayton + Google Map
Free

Peace Community Picnic Collaboration: Dayton International Peace Museum and Peace Dayton Description: Everyone invited to a Peace Community Picnic; bring a dish Location: Hills & Dales Park, Paw-Paw Camp 2471 Deep Hollow Road, Dayton Time: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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“Discover Peace: One Step At A Time”

September 27, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
First Baptist Church, Dayton, Ohio, 111 W. Monument Avenue, Dayton + Google Map
Free

“Discover Peace: One Step At A Time" Due to weather conditions, the Peace Walk has been rescheduled for 9.27.18! The Salem Avenue Peace Corridor and First Baptist Church Dayton are sponsoring this International Day of Peace celebration on September 27, 2018 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. We will be walking from First Baptist Church (4:00 pm), to the Salem Garden and making stops along the way to recognize & celebrate symbols of peace along the Salem Avenue Peace Corridor (see…

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Screening of the film, “The Gathering”

September 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Salem Avenue United Methodist Church, 1001 Harvard Blvd., Dayton + Google Map
Free

Would YOU Pull the Switch?   7:00pm Thursday, Sept. 27 Grace United Methodist Church 1001 Harvard Blvd. Dayton, OH Fellowship Hall   Fellowship Hall is most easily accessible from the Dartmouth Ave. parking lot (just off Salem Ave.). Death penalty discussion following screening of the award-winning short film, The Gathering. Special guests: Kwame Ajamu, wrongfully convicted in 1975 due to false eyewitness testimony and police misconduct, sentenced to death, exonerated in 2014; and Abe Bonowitz, DeathPenaltyAction.org & Ohioans to Stop…

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“Cool Soups for a Hot Cause” Feast for Peace

September 28, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Christ’s Epicopal Churach, 20 W. 1st Street
Dayton, OH 45406 United States
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"Cool Soups for a Hot Cause" Luncheon with Peace Museum Friends Friday, Sept 28, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM Christ Episcopal Church, 20 W 1st Street, Dayton Please join us for one of the most popular Peace Museum events.  You will enjoy a wide choice of delicious soups, including old favorites, vegetarian and vegan; breads from Ashley's Pastry Shop; salads; desserts; and beverages.   Make new friends and meet Peace Museum volunteers. Your $25 per person donations support the Museum's "Teens Inventing Peaceful…

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Westminster Lecture on Faith & Civic Life

September 28, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Dayton, Ohio, 125 N. Wilkinson, Dayton + Google Map
Free

Westminster Lecture on Faith & Civic Life Collaboration: Westminster Presbyterian Church and Peace Dayton Description: Presenting Jim Wallis, Author,  National Preacher on Social Justice, and Founder of Sojouners. Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church 125 N. Wilkerson, Dayton 7:30 p.m.

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Panel discussion with Wallis and Area Religious/Civic Leaders

September 29, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
Free

Panel discussion with Wallis and Area Religious/Civic Leaders Collaboration: Westminster Presbyterian Church and Peace Dayton Description: Follow-up to Westminster's Wallis Lecture on Faith & Civic Life Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church 125 N. Wilkerson, Dayton Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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March 2019

Kickoff Meeting

March 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+0
Dayton Metro Library Downtown, 215 E. Third Street
Dayton, OH United States
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Free

Miami Valley Regional Cities of Peace UNITYCARD NEWS FROM THE PEACE DAYTON COLLABORATIVE GROUP Without you, the progress we've made from 2013 to 2018 would not be possible. Thank you. Let’s show the world how to stand TOGETHER. Onward to 2019!   PLEASE RSVP 2019 KICKOFF FOR SEPTEMBER'S REGIONAL PEACE EVENTS 120 Organizations; 50 Peace Events; Positive Global/Local Impact. Thursday, March 21, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Dayton Metro Library Downtown 3rd floor Conference Room 3A Free parking off St. Clair…

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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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August Peace Dayton Meeting

August 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Dayton Metro Library Downtown, 215 E. Third Street
Dayton, OH United States
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Free

Miami Valley Regional Cities of Peace UNITYCARD NEWS FROM THE PEACE DAYTON COLLABORATIVE GROUP Building a Regional Culture of Peace Takes… Everyone! MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE AUGUST ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING Thursday, August 8th, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Dayton Metro Library Downtown Conference Room 3A — free parking in St. Clair’s Library Lot Facilitated by Fred Arment • Review of September Peace Dayton/Miami Valley Events • Special Guests from Cincinnati: City of Peace • Tell us about your plans and coordinate with partners…

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September 2019

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
Fee

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. Cost is $16 for lunch and $2 parking, but you need to be invited by a member of Rotary in order to attend.  Our speaker will be Bridget Federspiel speaking about her Fulbright Fellowship experience…

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Author Series: David Wood

September 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
Dayton Pubic Schools
Free

Sponsor: Dayton Literary Peace Prize Event: DLPP is also holding our Author Series for high school students on September 12.  Schools throughout the region will be meeting with David Wood, Pultizer Prize-winning journalist and  the 2017 author of the DLPP Nonfiction Winner, What Have We Done.   David will be appearing with three recent veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who are students at WSU.  Together, they will discuss with students the book as it relates to their…

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Courthouse Square: Peace Day Yoga and Meditation

September 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Dayton Courthouse Square
Free

Sponsor:  Heartfulness Dayton and Venus Child Productions Event Name: Peace Day Yoga and Meditation  Description: Free Yoga and Meditation on Courthouse Square to help bring peace in Dayton. Bring a mat, towel, or blanket. Limited chairs will be provided.  Venue: Courthouse Square, 23 N Main St, Dayton, OH 45402  Date(s): Thursday, Sep. 12th, 2019 Time start and finish: 5:30pm - 7:00pm Contact: RSVP at dayton.oh@heartfulness.org Website: www.daytonheartfulness.org Fee or Free: Free

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Third Annual Eat, Create, and Meditate

September 13 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
The Brightside Music & Event Venue
Fee

Sponsor: Dayton Mediation Center Event: Third Annual Eat, Create, and Meditate for the Dayton Mediation Center Description: We are celebrating over 30 years of being one of Dayton’s key ingredients as the region’s premier provider of conflict intervention services. Our fundraiser is a great opportunity to learn about the organization and its progressive work providing a range of conflict intervention services, including conflict management training for youth, helping families and neighborhoods groups, and supporting individuals, groups, and organizations engage in…

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Cincinnati: Week of Nonviolence

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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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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Day of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine

September 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
Ayurveda Natural Health Center
$25

Sponsor:  Ayurveda Natural Health Center and Friendship Force Event Name: Day of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine Description: Join in a day of Ayurveda, Complementary Therapies and Integrative Medicine to help you learn how to heal yourself naturally.   At Ayurveda Natural Health Center, 1342 N. Fairfield Rd, Suite B, Beavercreek, OH 45432 9:30 - 10:30am  Intro to Ayurveda: Science of Self-Healing with Anjali Brannon, Ayurvedic Practitioner. Learn about your own unique mind-body constitution so you can maintain balance throughout the year, and the seasons of your life and prevent…

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At the Intersection of Ecology and Peace

September 19 @ 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. 19,  4 to 5 p.m. Venue: Kissell Auditorium, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio Contact: Peg Hanna, peghanna@woh.rr.com Free

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Peaceful Actions for a Sustainable Climate

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

Peaceful Actions for a Sustainable Climate - PEACE DAYton Dinner, Panel & Dialogue Thursday September 19. 5:30 - 7  University of Dayton Kennedy Union Ballroom Join UD students, staff and faculty and greater Dayton Community members for this PEACE DAYton dialogue event as we Honor the 2019 UN International Day of Peace theme - Climate Action for Peace.  Panelists, videos and resource sheets will highlight initiatives at UD, in our greater Dayton area and globally that are taking actions towards…

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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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Urbana Feast for Peace

September 21 @ 9:00 am - September 28 @ 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. DATES/LOCATION: Urbana City of Peace “Feast for Peace” will be held around the city and at the university between  Sept 21-28 (rather than, as first noted, on Sept 17). Location: Urbana Univerity…

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Annual Planting of White Pine

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Miami Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 8690 Yankee Street
Free

Sponsor: Miami Valley Council for Native Americans Event: 6th Annual Planting of the White Pine Peace Tree Venue: Miami Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 8690 Yankee St., Dayton OH 45458 When:  Saturday, Sept. 21st, 10:00 - 11:00 AM Free and open to the public

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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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Guided Meditation at House of AUM Collective

September 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm UTC+0
House of AUM, 125 S. Walnut St.,
Yellow Springs, OH 45387 United States
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Free

In Yellow Springs, a guided meditation, Lynda Terry will be offering on the International Day of Peace. It will be Saturday, the 21st, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, at House of AUM Collective, 125 S. Walnut St, in Yellow Springs. The 2019 theme for the annual United Nations event is "Climate Action for Peace." Here is how I am feeling inspired to work with this theme for the meditation: I will first guide those present into a receptive space for experiencing…

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City of Beavercreek Peace Day

September 21 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Heartfulness Center, Beavercreek, 3153 Lance Road, Beavercree + Google Map

Sponsor(s): City of Beavercreek, Heartfulness Center of Beavercreek Event: City of Beavercreek Peace Day Saturday, September 21st, 2019  1:30 | Peace Walk Join us to march flags from around the world beginning at Beavercreek High School along the Dayton Xenia road ending at Heartfulness Center, 3153 Lantz Road, Beavercreek, OH 45432 2:15 | Planting of three Cherry Blossom Trees generously donated by Mr. Alex Hara at the Heartfulness Center, 3153 Lantz Road, Beavercreek The cherry blossom represents the fragility and…

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Discover Peace — One Step at a Time

September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
First Baptist Church of Dayton
Free

Sponsor: Salem Avenue Peace Corridor Event: Discover Peace -- One Step at a Time Description: The Peace Corridor will coordinate it's annual " Discover Peace - One Step at a Time " Starting at First Baptist Church of Dayton, the walk will end at The Salem Garden. Stops will be at First Baptist Church, Peace Museum, Holbrooke Memorial, SAPC Gateway Sign, Gem City Market, and The Salem Garden. At the last stop -- The Salem Garden -- there will be…

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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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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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Lighting of Mound

September 22 @ 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 22nd Start time: 6:00 End time: 9:30 Cost: free Contact: Tom Bensman 317-529-3209 Website:

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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 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 subject the…

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“Knights for Peace” Award – Date TBD

September 28 @ 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 and Feast for Peace 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…

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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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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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