Re-blogged from DelawareWay.blogspot.com
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Violence is a Public Health Issue. Many organizations in Delaware are networking, organizing and partnering to curb the violence in our communities and the improve the quality of living for all Delawareans. The focus of public health is on the safety and well-being of entire populations/communities. A unique aspect of the field is that it strives to provide services that benefit the largest number of people (www.cdc.gov). There are many Upcoming Events going on through the early Spring. There is also a conference April 20-May 3 featuring Keynote speaker: Michelle Alexander best selling author of, Ending Mass Incarceration and the New Jim Crow.
Get Involved and Make a Difference for the Well-Being of your Community.
All the best,
Pacem In Terris Update: Community Forum - Violence As A Public Health Issue - Set For 9AM February 7th
Nonviolence is the answer
to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for man to overcome oppression and violence
without resorting to oppression and violence.
Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Culture of Peace Update
Next Community Forum: February 7. 9 am - 11:00 am Violence as a Public Health Issue. Presentation by Caz Molins, Christina Care, David Chan, A.I. DuPont Hospital, & Laveda White. Site will be in next issue of PeaceWorks.
READINGS THAT MATTER: MARTIN LUTHER KING’S LETTER FROM BIRMINGHAM JAIL. On line course and reading. Through a systematic reading and discussion of Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” with a group of people you know, you will explore his arguments, dissect his masterful use of rhetoric, and we hope, come to a better understanding of where you stand on the various ideas he shares. Free small-group course/discussion about the letter. All you need to do is find two or three colleagues and sign up here.
Cultural Violence Update
Who needs lobbyists? See what big business spends to win American minds. Forget lobbying. When Washington, D.C.’s biggest trade associations want to wield influence, they often put far more of their money into advertising and public relations.
Gun violence and open carry: Permissive gun policies are giving armed insurrectionists leeway to openly intimidate elected officials.
Climate War/Peace Update
Humans are damaging the high seas — now the oceans are doing harm back. It has long been clear that people are damaging the oceans--witness the melting of the Arctic ice in summer, the spread of oxygen-starved dead zones and the death of coral reefs. Now, the consequences of that damage are starting to be felt onshore.
• January 19, 2015, MLK Day, Confronting Institutional Racism, 10:00 am - 12 noon, Saints Andrew and Mathew Church, 719 N. Shipley St. Wilmington, DE. More info.
• January 22-24, Thursday (7-9 pm), Friday (9 am-9:30 pm) Saturday (9 am - 3:30 pm), Conference on Economic Equality, Cornel West, Barbara Ehrenreich, Robert Reich, Justin Welby; live video at Crosslands Community, 1660 E. Street Rd, Kennett Square, PA. More info and Register here.
• January 24, Saturday, 2:30 pm- 5:00 pm, Cease Violence Wilmington Survivors' Forum & Resource Fair, Bancroft Elementary School, East 7th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.
• January 24, Saturday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Workshop for children, on Wilmington's Underground Railroad & Stationmaster Thomas Garrett, at Wilmington Friends Meeting House, 401 N. West St., Wilm., 19801. Hosted by Quaker Hill Historic Preservation Foundation. Art project & refreshments.
• January 26, Monday, 10:00 am, Meeting, Delaware Social and Economic Justice Committee, at Peoples Settlement Association 408 E. 8th St., Wilmington,19801• January 26, Monday, 5:30 pm, Meeting, DE Citizens Opposed to to the Death Penalty, first meeting of 2015, planning for repealing DE's death penalty this year; at Pacem in Terris office, Wilmington Friends Meetinghouse, 401 N. West St, Wilmington, 19801.
• January 27, 2015, Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, Pacem in Terris Winter Film/Lecture Series, BUILDING A CULTURE OF PEACE: (Violence as a Public Health Issue) Let's treat violence like a contagious disease, TED Talk, Dr. Gary Slutkin. Co-sponsored by Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence. Location: see next week's PeaceWorks.
• January 28, Wednesday, 7:00 pm, Preventing Crime in Our City, presented by Wilmington Peacekeepers, presentation about make-up of organization and activities performed to educate and help make Wilmington a safer place. Registration required, 302- 477-3150. Brandywine Hundred Library, 1300 Foulk Rd, Wilmington DE.
• January 31, Saturday, 10 am - noon, Play: Management; one-act dramatic presentation alludes to Ferguson; written, directed, acted by local playwright. Followed by discussion moderated by City Council President Theo Gregory. Hanover Presbyterian Church, 18th and Baynard, Wilmington.
• January 31, Saturday, 6 pm, Gospel Concert, featuring Mother African Union Church Male Chorus, Christine Parker, and a host of others; Presented by Stop the Violence Prayer Chain, at St. Pauls Church, 3114 Market St. Wilmington. Free will offering.
• February 3, Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, Pacem in Terris Winter Film/Lecture Series, BUILDING A CULTURE OF PEACE, (Non-Violence Approaches), Fighting with non-violence, TED Talk, Scilla Elworthy. Co-sponsored by Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence.
• February 7, Saturday, 9:00 am - 11:00 am, Movement for a Culture of Peace, Community Forum: Violence as a Public Health Issue, Chaz Molins, Christiana Care, David Chan, A.I. DuPont Hospital, & Laveda White. (Location to be announced in next issue.)• February 7, Saturday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Workshop for children, on Wilmington's Underground Railroad & Harriet Tubman, at Wilmington Friends Meeting House, 401 N. West St., Wilm., 19801. Hosted by Quaker Hill Historic Preservation Foundation. Art project & refreshments.
• February 7, Saturday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Workshop with Charles Eisenstein, Earth Story, Our Story: Climate Change Calls Us to Heal Ourselves and the World, Central Baptist Church
106 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, PA 19087
• February 8, Sunday, 4:00 pm, Gospel Vespers; joyous celebration with local musicians, artists and Hanover Choir; Hanover Presbyterian Church, 18th and Baynard, Wilmington.
• February 10, Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, Pacem in Terris Winter Film/Lecture Series, BUILDING A CULTURE OF PEACE, (Impacts of Gun Violence on Communities) Film: Shell Shocked.
• February 15, Sunday, after 11:00 am service, Soul Food Luncheon; Hanover Presbyterian Church, 18th and Baynard, Wilmington.
• February 17, Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, Pacem in Terris Winter Film/Lecture Series, BUILDING A CULTURE OF PEACE, (Mass Incarceration and the New Jim Crow), Film: Broken On All Sides
• February 24, Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, Pacem in Terris Winter Film/Lecture Series, BUILDING A CULTURE OF PEACE
• March 3, Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, Pacem in Terris Winter Film/Lecture Series, BUILDING A CULTURE OF PEACE
• April 29 – May 3, Conference, Keynote speaker: Michelle Alexander: Ending Mass Incarceration and the New Jim Crow, inspiration, education, networking & action; Pendle Hill. More info.
Video of the week
Watch this. Says more about the Middle East in a few minutes than anything you have heard so far.
Quotes of the week
"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death." Listen to it here.
— Martin Luther King Jr."Life's most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?....'"
— Martin Luther King Jr.
"Leaving the social safety net in tatters and keeping Big Oil on the dole is not just a failure to prioritize. It is a failure of conscience.” See more.
"It is not what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable."
"Every relationship of domination, of exploitation, of oppression is by definition violent, whether or not the violence is expressed by drastic means. In such a relationship, dominator and dominated alike are reduced to things - the former dehumanized by an excess of power, the latter by a lack of it. And things cannot love." -- Paulo Freire