See Peace & Pursue It: International Peace Day event
Local community builders to present
peace-building strategies at Delray Beach Library
The Selma voting rights campaign is one of four peace-building events to be discussed
How do we make peace in our communities, in our homes, and in our hearts? What are the most successful peace-building tactics and strategies? Join us as we explore answers to these questions by looking at peace-related events and how they relate to our own time and place.
You are invited to See Peace & Pursue It, a presentation in honor of International Peace Day. The event is scheduled to take place Saturday, September 22 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the Delray Beach Public Library.
Presentation to include insightful analysis from the following local community building professionals:
- Barbara Cheives, President and CEO of Converge & Associates Consulting, specializing in race and ethnic relations consulting and Cultural Competency Training
- Kevin Jones, Youth Minister at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, specializing in the education of at-risk youth
- Al Jacquet, Delray Beach City Commissioner
- Pablo del Real, founder of Auroras Voice and certified trainer of Kingian nonviolence
Plus, peace songs to be performed by Delray Beach musician C.S. Leary.
Attendees should come away from See Peace & Pursue It with a better appreciation of the strategy and practice of peace work, and ideas for contributing to local peace-building efforts.
See Peace & Pursue It marks the beginning of Auroras Voice’s efforts to offer MLK-style peace-building education in Palm Beach County.
In June, Pablo del Real, co-organizer of the event, became certified to teach Kingian Nonviolence by the Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island. Auroras Voice plans to offer its first peace-building workshop this fall.
In addition to honoring International Peace Day, See Peace & Pursue it will highlight the Delray Beach Public Library’s recent acquisition of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Peace.
The event is free and open to the public. Peace be with you.