Peace Dayton Final Countdown

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NEWS FROM THE PEACE DAYTON COLLABORATIVE GROUP

IT’S HERE!

PEACE MONTH events are happening from September 9th – 24th

Brochures and Flyers now available!

CHECK THE WEBSITE: http://peacedayton.org/eventcalendar/

OR FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pg/peacedayton/events/

TO HELP DISTRIBUTE EVE ARAQUE’S BEAUTIFUL BROCHURES, CONTACT:

Eve Araque: admin@peacedayton.org

WANT PEOPLE TO ATTEND YOUR EVENT?

Make sure you send to your email lists!
Post flyers and SUBMIT your event to local community calendars at least two weeks in advance!

Dayton.com
DaytonMostMetro.com
Dayton City Paper

PLEASE ATTEND EACH OTHER’S EVENTS

Take Photos. Be amazed. Enjoy.

See you at the official kickoff of Peace Dayton
at the Peacebuilders Walk and Village

Riverscape, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., Sept. 10.

A WYSO concert follows.

Thanks to our sponsoring organizations

The Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund
The Clark County Peace Alliance
Heartfulness Center
Salem Avenue Peace Corridor
Dayton International Peace Museum
Dayton Mediation Center
Rotary Club of Dayton
Roaring Brook Farm
I Am Clean Energy
Ohio Sustainability Living Project
New Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church

“TRANSFORMATION DAYTON” IS IN THE BUILDING.

Questions? Additions? arment@fredarment.com

Onward and ever upward!

August Meeting!

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NEWS FROM THE PEACE DAYTON COLLABORATIVE GROUP

48 days until the Peace Dayton kickoff at Riverscape!
There’s LOTS OF TIME to plan a September event for your constituency.

Get (news) and Give (details) at the Coordination Meeting on August 10th

Thursday, August 10th, 5:00-7:00 p.m. (Yes, there will be cookies!)

Hosted by Lonnie Franks, coordinator for the Peacebuilder Walk and Village.
Details on Promotions for ALL 42 events for September.

Meeting Location: Dayton International Peace Museum, Holbrooke Hall
208 Monument St. across from the YMCA
Lots of Free Parking

CHECK OUT OUR NEW EVENTS PAGE WHERE YOUR ORGANIZATION’S INFO NOW APPEARS. Is your event listed and accurate?

CONFIRMED 2017 EVENTS FOR THESE ORGANIZATIONS

Sunwatch
Montgomery County Commission
Five Rivers Chautauqua
Marianist Environmental Education Center
Hanley Sustainability Institute, U.D.
Dayton Mediation Center
World House Choir
Wright Patterson Air Force Base
Dayton Rotary Club
MV Council for Native Americans
Dayton Art Institute
21st Century Peace Literary Foundation
Miami Valley OTSE
Greater Dayton Christian Connection
Roaring Brook Farm
Dayton Peacebuilders Walk
Heartfulness Center
Harvest for Hope Community Garden
Salem Avenue Peace Corridor
Dayton International Peace Museum
The Collaboratory
New Beginnings NAPT
ETHOS Center, U.D.
Dayton Metro Library
Dayton Job Corp
United Against Violence of Greater Dayton
Springfield Peace Alliance
“I Am Clean Energy”
Ohio Sustainable Living Project
Urbana City of Peace
Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund
First Baptist Church
Dayton Bahá’i
Catholic Social Action – Dayton
Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
Miami Valley Crime Prevention Association
International Cities of Peace
Dayton Opera: The Consul
NCCJ of Greater Dayton
Over 100 Miami Valley organizations are part of the Peace Dayton Collaborative Group. Many have profiles are on our website so check out the details. WILL YOUR ORGANIZATION BE HIGHLIGHTED IN OUR ANNUAL REPORT? ASK HOW.

Missing from our list? Send event details. And come on the 10th!

Thank you!
arment@fredarment.com

Transformation Dayton, a program of the Peace Dayton Collaborative Group, will map our progress and actions toward the U.N. Sustainable Goals in an Annual Report to the Community. Make sure your organization has a high profile in this solution-based Transformation. Details at the meeting.

June Meeting Announcement

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NEWS FROM THE PEACE DAYTON COLLABORATIVE GROUP

SPECIAL LOGISTICS SUMMIT for All September Peace Event Organizers

To be held at the Peace Museum

Time to Sit-down, Sign-up, Stand-up, Speak-out and Collaborate.
We have lots of Planning to do together!

Thursday, June 29th, 5:00 p.m.
PLEASE COME to a special meeting at the Peace Museum. Nearly 40 events to help Transform Dayton in 2017!

SPECIAL Meeting Location: The Dayton International Peace Museum, 208 Monument St. across from the YMCA
Lots of Free Parking

10 THINGS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO DO

1. You can SIGN UP for a PEACEBUILDER VILLAGE Table

2. TELL others about your ORGANIZATION’S September event

3. Make sure your event is on our CALENDAR

4. SHARE info on multiple Social Media page

5. Learn about the Sept. 10th KICKOFF event for Peace Dayton

6. Get MARCHING ORDERS for the 3rd Annual Peacebuilder Walk

7. Be part of the Peace Museum and Peace Dayton EMAIL BLASTS

8. See the International Cities of Peace EXHIBIT at the Peace Museum

9. BUILD MOMENTUM and UNITY for this collaborative community progress

10. Brainstorm about how to kick TRANSFORMATION DAYTON into high gear

CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEBSITE WHERE YOUR ORGANIZATION’S INFO NOW APPEARS:

CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS, 2017
• Sunwatch (Feast for Peace)
• Montgomery County (Sprucing the oldest cemetery in Dayton)
• Five Rivers Chautauqua (Lighting of the Mound)
• Marianist Environmental Education Center (Labyrinth)
• Hanley Sustainability Institute, U.D. (Dinner/Dialogue)
• Dayton Mediation Center (Feast for Peace for volunteers)
• World House Choir (Peace Concert)
• Wright Patterson Air Force Base (possible exhibit)
• Dayton Rotary Club (Peace Heroes Walk)
• MV Council for Native Americans (Planting of a Peace Tree)
• 21st Century Peace Literary Foundation (Peace Hub)
• Dayton Art Institute (Family Day for Peace)
• Miami Valley OTSE (Speaker)
• Greater Dayton Christian Connection (Preach Peace, Interfaith Breakfast)
• Roaring Brook Farm (Feast for Peace)
• Dayton Peace Heroes Walk (Peace Village)
• Heartfulness Center (Yoga/Mediation, Courthouse Sq.)
• Harvest for Hope Community Garden (Feast for Peace)
• Salem Avenue Peace Corridor (Garden on Salem)
• Dayton International Peace Museum (to be determined)
• The Collaboratory (possible facilitation)
• New Beginnings NAPT (to be determined)
• U.D. ETHOS (Soccer tournament)
• Dayton Metro Library (Library Opportunity Space)
• Dayton Job Corp (Youth event)
• United Against Violence of Greater Dayton (Feast for Peace)
• Springfield Peace Alliance (Speaker)
• “I Am Clean Energy” (TBD)
• Ohio Sustainable Living Project (TBD)
• Urbana City of Peace (Community Day of Remembrance)
• Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund (Run for Peace)
• Montgomery County Violence Prevention Program (Police program)
• First Baptist Church (Peace Pole)
• Dayton Bahá’i (One Human Family Workshop)
• J. Ladner Salon (Fashion for Peace Show)
• New Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church (Peace Festival)
• On Earth Peace (Prayer Pole and Feast for Peace)
• Sinclair Safety Expo (host of events)

One word, three letters: WOW!

Who’s missing from our list? Event details? Who’s coming on the 29th?

Be so kind as to SEND a quick RSVP to your appreciative facilitator.
arment@fredarment.com

THANKS TO OUR 2017 MEMBER CONTRIBUTORS, SO FAR:
Contributions start at only $25 but generosity is evident.

• The Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund
• The Heartfulness Meditation Center
• Springfield Peace Alliance
• Salem Avenue Peace Corridor
• Roaring Brook Farm
• “I Am Clean Energy”
• Ohio Sustainable Living Project
• Several organizations pending

TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION HERE.

Website
www.peacedayton.org

Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/peacedayton/

Celebrate the peace we have; Contemplate the work to be done.

KNOW OTHERS WHO MIGHT PARTICIPATE? PLEASE SHARE.

WE THANK YOU FOR USING ONE OF THESE LOGOS ON YOUR PROMOTIONS:

Meeting Tomorrow, May 24

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NEWS FROM THE PEACE DAYTON COLLABORATIVE GROUP

Are your plans solidifying for September? Ready to be a part of the Transformation? Please RSVP.

Wednesday, MAY 24, 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

YOUR ORGANIZATION’S WEB PAGE IS BEING CREATED NOW!

EACH member of our Group will have an information web page and social media presence

BRING two pithy sentences about your organization

THIS INFO will also be included in our November Transformation Dayton “Report to the Community”

See you at the meeting tomorrow!

CONFIRMED ORGANIZATIONS, Tentative Plans for September!

Sunwatch (Feast for Peace)

Montgomery County (Sprucing the oldest cemetery in Dayton)

Five Rivers Chautauqua (Lighting of the Mound)

Marianist Environmental Education Center (Labyrinth)

Hanley Sustainability Institute, U.D. (Dinner/Dialogue)

Dayton Mediation Center (Feast for Peace for volunteers)

World House Choir (Peace Concert)

Wright Patterson Air Force Base (possible exhibit)

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)

Greater Dayton Christian Connection (Preach Peace, Interfaith Breakfast)

Roaring Brook Farm (Feast for Peace)

Dayton Peace Heroes Walk (Peace Village)

Heartfulness Center (Yoga/Mediation, Courthouse Sq.)

Harvest for Hope Community Garden (Feast for Peace)

Salem Avenue Peace Corridor (Garden on Salem)

Dayton International Peace Museum (to be determined)

The Collaboratory (possible facilitation)

New Beginnings NAPT (to be determined)

U.D. ETHOS (Soccer tournament)

Dayton Metro Library (Library Opportunity Space)

Welcome Dayton (Collaboration)

Dayton Job Corp (Youth event)

United Against Violence of Greater Dayton (Police collaboration)

Springfield Peace Alliance (Speaker)

“I Am Clean Energy” (TBD)

Ohio Sustainable Living Project (TBD)

Urbana City of Peace (Community Day of Remembrance)

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)

Thanks to Cheryl Alderman and Michelle Zaremba of the Dayton Mediation Center for hosting us in their great facility!

SEND a quick RSVP to your appreciative facilitator.

arment@fredarment.com

THANKS TO OUR 2017 MEMBERSHIP CONTRIBUTORS, SO FAR:

Contributions start at only $25 but generosity is evident.

The Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund

The Heartfulness Meditation Center

Springfield Peace Alliance

Salem Avenue Peace Corridor

Roaring Brook Farm

“I Am Clean Energy

Ohio Sustainable Living Project

SEND YOUR TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION HERE.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=H33QARVBYL3MS

Celebrate the peace we have; Contemplate the work to be done.

www.peacedayton.org

KNOW OTHERS WHO MIGHT PARTICIPATE? PLEASE SHARE.

THE THEME (AN OPPORTUNITY) FOR THE 2017 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/

Next Meeting, Wednesday, May 24th

DAYTON: CITY OF PEACE

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NEWS FROM THE PEACE DAYTON COLLABORATIVE GROUP

You are cordially invited to the next meeting of Transformation Dayton!

Wednesday, MAY 24, 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

THINGS TO ACCOMPLISH AT THE MEETING

BRIEF everyone about your organization and event plans

ADD your event to the Calendar for September

CONFIRM tables for your organization at the Peace Village on Sept. 10th

TAKE NEXT STEPS on the Transformation Dayton initiative

GET DETAILS about Cities of Peace, Inc.’s U.N.  Special Consultative Status

CONGRATULATE Gabriela Pickett, Irene Bedard, and Guy Jones on their new role as representatives to the U.N.

COLLABORATE with other Peace Dayton organizations

GIT ‘r DUN — Last meeting until August, so let’s make it count!

THE TRANSFORMATION DAYTON INITIATIVE

1. Plan a Peace Day event during September

2. Take concrete actions in your work for peace

3. Map your goals to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals

Transformation Dayton, Transformation Miami Valley. Transformation Xenia, Transformation Urbana, Transformation Springfield — all around our community, practical, sustainable peace-building is needed more than ever. This year in September, Peace Day events by the Peace Dayton Collaborative Group 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 culminate in extensive November publicity. With photos and stories, the “Report” will highlight each participating organization and your peace-building actions to support a Regional culture of peace. It will identify exemplary government officials and grassroots leaders that are making a difference. All efforts will be included on a new, dynamic WordPress website. And, as always, It all depends on you (i.e. meaning we, together!)

CONFIRMED ORGANIZATIONS, Tentative Plans for September!

Sunwatch (Feast for Peace)

Montgomery County (Sprucing the oldest cemetery in Dayton)

Five Rivers Chautauqua (Lighting of the Mound)

Marianist Environmental Education Center (Labyrinth)

Hanley Sustainability Institute, U.D. (Dinner/Dialogue)

Dayton Mediation Center (Feast for Peace for volunteers)

World House Choir (Peace Concert)

Wright Patterson Air Force Base (possible exhibit)

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)

Greater Dayton Christian Connection (Preach Peace, Interfaith Breakfast)

Roaring Brook Farm (Feast for Peace)

Dayton Peace Heroes Walk (Peace Village)

Heartfulness Center (Yoga/Mediation, Courthouse Sq.)

Harvest for Hope Community Garden (Feast for Peace)

Salem Avenue Peace Corridor (Garden on Salem)

Dayton International Peace Museum (to be determined)

The Collaboratory (possible facilitation)

New Beginnings NAPT (to be determined)

U.D. ETHOS (Soccer tournament)

Dayton Metro Library (Library Opportunity Space)

Welcome Dayton (Collaboration)

Dayton Job Corp (Youth event)

United Against Violence of Greater Dayton (Police collaboration)

Springfield Peace Alliance (Speaker)

Urbana City of Peace (Community Day of Remembrance)

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)

Know someone else that needs to know about this? 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.

THE 17 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS FOR 2030

RESOURCES FROM THE UNITED NATIONS
http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/

A great resource — the World’s Largest Lesson — for engaging kids in the Sustainable Goals:
http://worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org/introduce-the-global-goals/

Thanks to Cheryl Alderman and Michelle Zaremba of the Dayton Mediation Center for hosting us in their great facility!

SEND a quick RSVP to your appreciative facilitator.
We’ll know how many cookies to buy.

Do we know your tentative plans?
Send to: arment@fredarment.com

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.”
Arts, Education, Wellness, Business, Civic, Recreation, Environmental, Service, Faith, and Security
Thanks to all the peace-building organizations involved.

See you on May 24th!

Celebrate the peace we have; Contemplate the work to be done.

www.peacedayton.org

PLEASE SHARE.

Reminder – April 5 meeting

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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:
http://worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org/introduce-the-global-goals/

Got time for a quick email to your appreciative facilitator?
Let us know your tentative plans.
arment@fredarment.com

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.
www.peacedayton.org

PLEASE SHARE.

Recap – Peace Dayton Kickoff

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NEWS FROM THE PEACE DAYTON COLLABORATIVE GROUP

Please mark your calendar for APRIL’s meeting:

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

Kickoff Meeting Enthusiasm!

Thanks to the many organizational representatives that attended our Kickoff Meeting on March 1st. Our 2017 culture of peace initiative — Transformation Dayton — was enthusiastically received and many collaborations began. This September’s events and actions by the Peace Dayton Collaborative Group 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 the summer 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. This initiative will feature the entire Miami Valley Region and include multiple towns and communities (i.e. Transformation Urbana and Transformation Springfield, etc.).

To date, over 20 organizations are already engaged in planning for September’s Peace Month. Please send your tentative plans by email: arment@fredarment.com

ANNOUNCING THE 2017 THEME FOR INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE!

“Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All”

The United Nations theme for Peace Day is a much needed local/global call to community action.
It not only reflects the necessity for a humanitarian approach to our global migrant and refugee crisis,
it speaks beyond division and polarization to the power of unity in community peace building.

NOW MORE THAN EVER

Our Strategy for 2017 and beyond to 2030 was resoundingly seconded by the twenty organizations at the meeting. With imminent budget cuts, the responsibility for our community’s safety, prosperity and quality of life rests even more with civil society in collaboration with government, business, the arts, environment, schools, etc. Definitely time to kick in!

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:
http://worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org/introduce-the-global-goals/

Got time for a quick email to your appreciative facilitator?
Let us know your tentative plans.
arment@fredarment.com

CONFIRMED ORGANIZATIONS, SO FAR!

Sunwatch

Montgomery County

Five Rivers Chautauqua

Dayton Mediation Center

Dayton Rotary Club

21st Century Peace Literary Foundation

Dayton Art Institute

Miami Valley OTSE

Dayton International Peace Museum

The Collaboratory

Dayton Human Rights Council

New Beginnings NAPT

U.D. ETHOS

Dayton Metro Library

Welcome Dayton

Dayton Job Corp

United Against Violence of Greater Dayton

Greater Dayton Christian Connection

Roaring Brook Farm

Dayton Peace Heroes Walk

Heartfulness Center

Salem Avenue Peace Corridor

Springfield Peace Alliance

Urbana City of Peace

Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund

Montgomery County Violence Prevention Program

2017 CONTRIBUTORS:

The Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund

The Heartfulness Institute

Springfield Peace Alliance

Salem Avenue Peace Corridor

Celebrate the peace we have; Contemplate the work to be done.
www.peacedayton.org

Thanks to everyone and all the peace-building organizations involved.
See you on April 5th!

PLEASE SHARE AND INVITE OTHERS.

Peace Dayton This Wednesday

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NEWS FROM THE PEACE DAYTON COLLABORATIVE GROUP

First meeting: 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 1st
New place: The Dayton Mediation Center, One-Stop Center, 371 W 2nd St #300
Free Parking: Lot west of Center (behind picnic table; access from alley behind); meters free after 5:00
RSVP if you haven’t already. Thank you!

Announcing:

Our group will be publishing a “2017 Report to the Community” based on a program called TRANSFORMATION DAYTON: 17 Sustainable Development Goals for a Culture of Peace. There will be a photo and story on each organization participating in this year’s Miami Valley community-wide International Day of Peace celebrations. Details at our kickoff meeting on March 1st.

TRANSFORMATION DAYTON: FOCUS, ENGAGE, INSPIRE

During September to November 2017, the Peace Dayton Collaborative Group will produce
a multi-page “2017 Report to the Community” based on Regional progress
toward the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

100 Local Organizations

This year, we will turn participation into positive action to ensure a better future for our children.
We will also be contributing to the year 2030 Global Goal of a better future for our world.

The U.N. 17 Sustainable Development Goals are shown in the graphic below.
Each goal is important. Each organization in our Collaborative already has
a particular focus and is working hard on one or more of the Goals.
Combined — through unity — our group has huge peace-building potential.

How TRANSFORMATION DAYTON works:

1. Focus: Choose one of the 17 Sustainable Goals

2. Engage: Develop an event/program of action for September

3. Inspire: Tell the community your peace-building story

In November of each year until 2030, we will produce the results of our combined efforts in a Report to the Community. Your organization’s work is already powerful. Imagine the increased impact and outreach of this unified approach!

RESOURCES FROM THE UNITED NATIONS

http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/

EXAMPLE “No Hunger”:

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/hunger/

THE 17 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

1. End poverty

2. Zero hunger

3. Ensure healthy lives

4. Quality education

5. Gender equality

6. Clean water and sanitation

7. Affordable and clean energy

8. Decent work and economic growth

9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure

10. Reduced inequalities

11. Sustainable cities and communities

12. Responsible consumption and production

13. Climate action

14. Life below water

15. Life on land

16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

17. Partnerships for the goals.

THE COLLABORATION STARTS ON MARCH 1ST!

The 2017 Peace Day theme and graphics from the U.N. Secretary-General will also be announced.
Hint: Something about “together” — pretty appropriate this year!

Please come or send a representative to this important meeting.

Got time for a quick email to your appreciative facilitator?
Let us know your tentative plans.

arment[at]fredarment.com

CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS SO FAR!

Sunwatch

Montgomery County

Five Rivers Chautauqua

Dayton Mediation Center

Dayton Rotary

21st Century Peace Literacy Foundation

Dayton Art Institute

Miami Valley OTSE

Dayton International Peace Museum

The Collaboratory

Dayton Human Rights Council

Welcome Dayton

Dayton Job Corp

More confirming as we speak

Here’s to a great Peace September in Dayton, Ohio and the Miami Valley Region —
the birthplace of aviation and the source of constant innovation for peace.
Celebrate the peace we have; Contemplate the work to be done.

Thanks to everyone and all the peace-building organizations involved.
See you on March 1st!

PLEASE SHARE AND INVITE OTHERS.

Peace Dayton Kickoff Meeting

DAYTON: CITY OF PEACE

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NEWS FROM THE PEACE DAYTON COLLABORATIVE GROUP

Please attend! First meeting at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 1st 2017
New place: The Dayton Mediation Center, 371 W 2nd St #300, Free Parking

“Let us resolve to put peace first.”
— Incoming Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, January 2017

NOW MORE THAN EVER

In this time of polarization, unity is the power that can overcome division. For International Day of Peace, 2017, the Miami Valley will once again stand together in unity. Now is the time to begin planning a September peace event for your members!

AREN’T YOU GLAD

Dayton is a true city of peace builders. From our civic leaders to our service organizations, faith-based groups, artists and educators, along with those involved in wellness, environmental action, security, recreation, and business — WE are a town of neighbors that values safety, prosperity and quality of life for ALL.

FOR OUR CHILDREN

For the fifth year, Miami Valley organizations will leverage the U.N.’s International Day of Peace. The Peace Dayton Collaborative Group now has over 100 organizations involved! This year each organization will host an event during September to reject polarization, and to let our children and the world know that WE choose the power of unity over division.

COMMUNITY-WIDE PLANNING

The Official International Day of Peace is Thursday, September 21st, 2017. Our official local celebration of Peace Month runs from Friday, September 6th through Sunday, September 24th. Please plan your peace-building event between these days and join this community-wide celebration that has exceeded the Dayton border and now includes many surrounding towns in the Miami Valley.

GOOD NEWS SO FAR!

  • The third annual Peacebuilders Walk will be on September 9th in coordination with WYSO and other organizations to create a Peacebuilders Village at Riverscape.This event will also kickoff Peace Dayton’s community-wide celebration.
  • An exhibit featuring Dayton: City of Peace will soon be at the Dayton International Peace Museum.
  • We have already heard from Miami Valley groups beginning to plan their 2017 September events including the Dayton Mediation Center, the Five Rivers Chautauqua, the Dayton Jobs Corp, the Interfaith Forum, Greater Dayton Christian Connection, and many other stellar organizations.

ARE YOU READY?

Send a quick email to your appreciative facilitator and let us know if you intend to plan an event: No need for confirmed details; just a heads-up on your intention.
Send to Fred Arment: arment[at]fredarment.com

REFLECT ON THE 2016 PEACE DAYTON CELEBRATION

Here’s last year’s video featured just a few of the nearly 40 events during Peace Weeks Dayton:

Celebrate the peace we have; Contemplate the work to be done. Thanks to everyone and all the peace-building organizations involved. Onward and upward!

Peace Day Summary 2016

DAYTON: CITY OF PEACE

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NEWS FROM THE PEACE DAYTON COLLABORATIVE GROUP

Wow! What an amazing three weeks in the Miami Valley.
Here’s a video that captures just a little bit of the action. We can all take heart.

Photo-Collage Video: Peace Dayton, 2016 Celebration

RECAP:

From September 7th to the 27th, 35 peace events in Miami Valley enlivened our community and taught our children by example. The world is watching as our Collaborative Group grows by leaps and bounds. Many other cities are following our lead. Empathy, compassion, and engaged action are front and center in our community.

PEACE DAY … PEACE WEEK … PEACE MONTH … PEACEBUILDING THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

Thanks to everyone and all the organizations involved. Much was accomplished.

IF YOUR EVENT WAS NOT A PART OF THE VIDEO, PLEASE SEND PHOTOS!