Friday, October 25
9:30am – 2pm
Chestnut Hill College/East Parlor
9601 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Cost: $15 (includes resource materials and lunch)
Keeping the Promise:
Empowering Youth for Peace and Sustainable Development
Sponsored by Global Education Motivators (GEM).
Students grades 8-12 will have the opportunity to learn more about important,issues related to human rights, education, global citizenry and more, as well as the ways youth are getting involved in these issues globally.
To download the flier, CLICK HERE
To register: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (215) 248-1150
Tuesday, October 29
James E. Marks Multicultural Center, 30 S. 33rd Street (South West Corner of 33rd and Chestnut Streets, Drexel University Campus)
Special Guest Photographer Harvey Finkle will speak to the role photography can play in social change.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Harvey Finkle is a documentary still photographer who has produced a substantial body of work concerned with social, political and cultural issues. His work has been extensively exhibited and published, including four books entitled, “Urban Nomads,” “Still Home: Jews of South Philadelphia”, “Reading”, and “Independent Living: The People Behind the Movement.”
For more about Mr. Finkle and his work, CLICK HERE
September 14 – October 31
Drexel University James E. Marks Intercultural Center
30 S. 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (Southwest Corner of 33rd and Chestnut Streets)
Perspectives on Peace: 5 Photographers Explore the Theme of Sanctuary in Philadelphia and Around the World
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
This exhibition features 5 of Philadelphia’s finest photographic artists: Laurence Salzmann, Noah Addis, Eric Mencher, Sarah Bones & Anthony Wood.
For an article about the exhibition, CLICK HERE
Presented by Drexel University’s Office of International Programs and the Philly Chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP Philadelphia), with support from Peace Day Philly.
The exhibition will show through October 31. A number of FREE programs will take place in the gallery space as a collaborative observance of the International Day of Peace:
“GIRL RISING” Documentary Screening: 10/10 at 5:30pm
Pathways to Housing/Sarah Bones Film Screening and Discussion: 10/16 at 7pm
Photography as a Vehicle for Social Change with Special Guest photographer Harvey Finkle: 10/29 at 7pm
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6:00 pm – 7:00pm
First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut Street, Parish Room (Ground Floor) – entrance on the left to toward 21st Street
The Art of Living offers this one hour workshop provides a glimpse into an approach that can increase personal capacity while putting a smile on people’s faces across the world. Gain insight into the laws that govern the mind and emotions. Learn breathing techniques that help de-stress, reduce negative emotions while increasing energy, focus and efficiency. Experience the effects of a state of meditation being in a place of ‘restful alertness.’ Hundreds of Philadelphians have attended this free workshop in the past year.
For a link to more info about this event, CLICK HERE
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Drexel University, The James E. Marks Intercultural Center, 33rd St. and Chestnut St.
Supported by the U.S. Institute of Peace Public Education for Peacebuilding Support initiative, this FREE event will include workshops and networking opportunities devoted to peace and non-violent conflict resolution.
Concurrent workshops will be provided on the following topics: Non-violent conflict resolution, Peace education, Gender and peacebuilding, International organizations and Mediation. Facilitated by Barbara Simmons, Executive Director of the Peace Center of Langhorne, PA.
To register for this FREE event, CLICK HERE
To learn more please contact Jessica Kratzer at JKK55@drexel.edu or 215-895-1863
Co-sponsored by: The United States Institute for Peace, The Office of International Programs, The College of Arts and Sciences, The Center for Interdisciplinary Programs, The School of Education, and The Office of Equality and Diversity, with support from Peace Day Philly
Tuesday, September 17
6104 Torresdale Avenue (Northeast)
Protest sale of illegal guns at Delia’s Gun Shop.
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Tuesday, September 17th
Municipal Services Building, 1401 John F Kennedy Boulevard, 16th Floor Room E
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Training offered by: Roots and Wings
- Are you a Junior or Senior feeling the pressures of the new school year? Do you want to learn easy ways to manage stress?
Join us for a FREE & FUN workshop to learn easy-to-use mindfulness tools to reduce stress and increase feelings of well-being.
Snacks will be served! REGISTER FOR THIS FREE EVENT HERE To Download the Flier, CLICK HERE
Wednesday September 18
7:30 till 9:00 a.m.
Villanova Room, Connelly Center
Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova PA
The CommUNITY Breakfast is held annually to mark “Undoing Racism Day.” The CommUNITY Breakfast provides a space where Main Liners may meet diverse neighbors from local faith, civic, educational and business communities who want to get to know each other.
The event will feature a keynote speaker, Rev. Dr. James A Pollard, Zion Baptist Church, Ardmore, the UNITY Choir, comprised of members from numerous faith traditions; a delicious breakfast buffet; and the opportunity to gather with others who value undoing racism, by gathering in unity, getting to know each other, learning something new about each other, and by embracing the difference.
For registration form and directions: CommUNITY Breakfast Reservations Flyer
For more information, Go to the FACEBOOK EVENT
Wednesday, Sept 18th
3718 Locust Walk University of Pennsylvania
McNeil Building Room 286-7
(Near 38th and Locust/Spruce- Please CLICK HERE for map)
Michelle Breslauer of the Institute for Economics and Peace will return to Philly to share the Global Peace Index and other tools used to measure peace. Learn about relationship between peace, business and prosperity, and gain a better understanding of the cultural, economic and political factors that drive peacefulness.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
For additional information, contact Anastasia Shown at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Institute for Economics and Peace is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit research organization dedicated to shifting the world’s focus to peace as a positive, achievable, and tangible measure of human well-being and progress. IEP produces the Global Peace Index, national peace indices such as the US Peace Index, the Pillars of Peace framework, and analysis of the economic impact of peace. Michelle Breslauer represents the programs of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) in the Americas, including IEP’s US-focused research. She has consulted for various humanitarian initiatives and presents frequently to groups working in academia, policy, and international development, and has completed research around social capital and urban development.
Video overview of the 2013 Global Peace Index
Video overview for the U.S. PEACE INDEX