2020 has challenged peace at every level – personal, community, national and world. Peace Week Delaware will gather peace-loving people virtually and in person Oct. 3-11 to share peace-promoting activities.
Peace Week Delaware has been raising awareness and hope for peace for several years, usually to coincide with the International Day of Peace on Sept. 21. Moved to a new month this year, Peace Week Delaware also has a new venue. To promote antiviral safety, almost all events will be held virtually. Complete information and registration are available at PeaceWeekDelaware.org.
A Visionary Peace Youth Art Exhibit featuring works submitted by youth from numerous local schools and organizations illustrating their visions of peace will be available online from Saturday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 11.
Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will hold a drive-thru donation event from 4 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, at 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Hwy., to collect backpacks and personal and nonperishable food items to dispense to members of the area homeless community with a goal of sharing peace, justice and generosity with neighbors in need.
Help from the Heart, a collection of personal care items and food to benefit Love Inc.’s Code Purple Shelters in Sussex County and Epworth United Methodist Food Pantry, will take place through Sunday, Oct. 11. Donations can be dropped off Sunday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Seaside Jewish Community, and from 1 to 3 p.m., at Epworth United Methodist Church, both on Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth. Epworth UMC will also accept donations from 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Oct. 6, and 2 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8. For pickup of donated items, email firstname.lastname@example.org or PeaceWeekSussex@gmail.com.
On-demand film screenings of “John Lewis: Good Trouble,” chronicling more than 60 years of Lewis’ civil rights activism and legislative activity, will be available Oct. 3-11, courtesy of Rehoboth Beach Film Society. A virtual discussion will be held at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10.
All are invited to bring signs promoting peace and justice to the March and Rally starting at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 11, in Georgetown. Participants will gather at Georgetown Presbyterian Church, 203 N. Bedford St., and walk to The Circle for a message by Dr. Brittany Hazzard. Masks must be worn, and participants will practice distancing recommendations to promote antiviral safety.
Peace Week will also be the start of a new round of Dialogue to Action: A Conversation Series About Race. These multi-week sessions will meet at various times. For details and registration, go to www.ywcade.org/dialogue2action.