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More Peace Week Events – First U Sponsored

Peace Week is here.  Both the Human Rights Task Force and the Environmental Justice Task Force are actively involved in the planning and execution of the many community events between Sunday, October 8 and Saturday, October 14.  So Come one! Come all! and bring your families, friends and neighbors.  At least let them know of the variety of activities in which they can be involved.  (Forwarding a copy of this week’s enews is one easy way of doing that).

These activities have a variety of locations and collaborators (Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew (SsAM) for one) which require registration so do click the links that say For More Info or To Register!

In chronological order, here is a selection:

Sunday, October 8th at 5:30 p.m.; Unity Dinner; First U Parish Hall:

Please join us for a free Peace Week Unity Dinner in the Parish Hall. This community event to start off Peace Week will teach us about how our diet impacts our environment. The plant based soup is designed to be inclusive to everyone, as it has no animal products, dairy, gluten, or nuts. You are welcome to come and bring your family and friends to enjoy a free meal of a plant based soup, salad, bread, and dessert. Or if you like to cook, please sign up to help make a pot of plant based soup to share. Need an idea of a soup to make? Here is a website with 30 different options.          Event signup here.

Monday, October 9 at 6:00 p.m.; An Act of Peace: Supporting Asylum Seekers;  First U in the sanctuary:

We will watch and discuss a documentary about asylum-seeking in support of our CAPAS project assisting a family seeking asylum in Wilmington. Refreshments will be served.           Click here for more info and to register!

Wednesday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m.: Peer Support for Returning CitizensSsAM in Wilmington. This event will feature the work of New Beginnings-Next Step (NBNS). This non-profit fights recidivism in Delaware by sponsoring weekly peer-support groups for incarcerated and returning citizens. Proving that people change primarily because of relationships, NBNS establishes a deep sense of kinship and trust with and among participating offenders while they are still in prison. Click here for more info and to register!

Thursday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m.; The State of Homelessness and Affordable Housing in Delaware; SsAM in Wilmington. This event will feature the most recent findings produced by Housing Alliance Delaware, which aims to advance housing opportunities, end homelessness, and promote vibrant communities. Click here for more information and to register!

Saturday October 14th at 10:00 a.m.;  Helping Native Plants Thrive in Talley Day Park; Talley Day Park        Please join us October 14th at Talley Day Park for a Peace Day Park Cleanup! We will be learning about native and invasive plants from Leah Brooks, a certified Delaware Master Naturalist and an avid eco-gardener, who will help us identify invasive plants that are not peaceful to our community. We will work together to remove the invasive species so that our native friends can flourish. Meet by the dog park in the back of the park. We’ll have trash bags, water, and snacks. Please bring gardening gloves, and if you have them, clippers to cut back the invasive plants growing in the park. Bring your family and help make Talley Day Park look beautiful! No rain date.    Sign up here.

Please forward this Enews to anyone you know who might be interested in attending these Peace Week events.