DAYTON: CITY OF PEACE
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
A great resource — the World’s Largest Lesson — for engaging kids in the Sustainable 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thanks to all the peace-building organizations involved.
See you on May 24th!
Celebrate the peace we have; Contemplate the work to be done.