The fourth annual Peace Week Delaware kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 21—INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY.
More than 100 events are scheduled across the state. Connect with Peace Week at its website, where you will find the full schedule of event listed in several different formats, including a daily calendar.
Join with neighbors and friends to attend Expressions of Peace, the Peace Week Kickoff event, tomorrow afternoon at Warner Elementary School.
Peace Week Delaware will culminate on Sunday, Sept. 29, with the sixth annual March for a Culture of Peace, followed by a public meeting at which we will call for Wilmington to join the Nonviolent Cities Project. Whether of not you live in Wilmington, your support is needed to create the environment for our city to become Nonviolent Wilmington.
ATTEND & SPREAD THE WORD!
Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps will bring thousands of Americans to detention camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees. For more information, click here.
Friday, July 12
7:00 – 9:15 p.m.
Facebook event information, here. LET’S MAKE THIS THE LARGEST ATTENDED VIGIL/PROTEST IN WILMINGTON! Brought to you by the Human Rights Task Force. Questions? E-mail Becky Laster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vote is Tuesday. Contact your legislator today.
As a member of the steering committee of the Unitarian Universalist Delaware Advocacy Network (UUDAN), I’ve written to my state representative to urge passage of HB5, which would reform concurrent and consecutive sentencing by providing sentencing judges with the discretion to sentence prison time concurrently when appropriate. According to Attorney General Kathy Jennings, HB 5 would make a huge difference in the length of sentences. This bill would very significantly help achieve our goal of reducing mass incarceration in Delaware.
You can add your voice by clicking
to join UUDAN’s letter writing campaign. It only takes a minute to support this crucial criminal justice reform.
Even if your legistlator is a “sure vote” on this bill, your support gives him or her the courage to pass other needed reforms.
Time to sign up for another round of the YWCA’s amazing community conversation about white privilege. One of the groups will meet at First Unitarian.
Register at www.ywcade.org/white-privilege
Teachers Must Pack Up on Short Notice
(You can help them on Saturday.)
Tomorrow! Oscar nominated documentary:
The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner
You’re invited to a screening of The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner, nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2009, which follows the passage of the pioneering Death with Dignity Act in Washington State. Delaware could join Washington as a state that allows families the opportunity for dignity and compassion as part of their end-of-life decisions. The Delaware House Health and Human Development Committee is considering an End of Life Options Act this spring. Come see the movie, learn about the Delaware bill, and join in a discussion.
Friday, May 10: 7:00 – 9:00pm
First Unitarian Church
730 Halstead Road
(Park in the back parking lot)
Brought to you by the First Unitarian Human Rights Task Force, the UU Delaware Advocacy Network, and Compassion and Choices.