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Peacebuilder experience, Held sun. Sept. 16, 1-5pm, Dayton Metro LIbrary

  Thanks to the Dayton Metro Library for providing space and hospitality for this event.

Thanks to the Dayton Metro Library for providing space and hospitality for this event.


Join us on Sunday, September 16, 1-5 pm  for the 2018 Five Rivers Peacebuilders Experience (PbX) where you'll meet some of Miami Valley's most innovative peacebuilders!


"Building An International Peace Literacy Movement" -- Paul K. Chappell

Inspirational Music by Kim Belew, Opening Meditation by Heartfulness Institute, Launch of the Women Are Human Movement with Patsy Ferrell.  Followed by 50 min.plenary presentation by Paul K. Chappell.  The Eichelberger Forum is located on the main level of the Dayton Metro Library.

Important!  You will need a ticket for the Main Session AND one of the Break Out Sessions  (separate program events).  No tickets are required for the 2:30pm Circle of Support except for volunteers.


CIRCLE OF SUPPORT, 2:30 - 3:00 PM, The Eichelberger Forum

Dayton, OH has been recognized by the UN International Peace Day planners for its annual peace day celebration which includes more than 100 diverse organizations.  At 2:30 pm, we will form a Circle of Support on the Third Floor of the Dayton Metro Library that celebrates cities of peace in more than 200 countries through Dayton-based International Cities of Peace along with peace hero banners from previous events.  Sign up today to volunteer to be part of this global circle by clicking in the box below.

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(To order FREE tickets, choose quantity, then check out with Eventbrite; to order DONATED tickets, enter donation amount, then check out through Eventbrite )

Choices (Select one):

  1. "Agents of change" Film/Documentary, Faciliated by Jared Grandy, City of Dayton Human Relations Council

  2. "Mother Courage" Play Reading with Stuart McDowell, Artistic Director, Wright State University

  3. "Jumpstarting Your City of Peace: Activating the U.N. Sustainable Goals Locally”, Fred Arment, Founder/Director, International Cities of Peace

  4. Peace Literacy Workshop, Paul K Chappell, Peace Leadership Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.

  5. Heartfulness Meditation for Inner and Outer Peace, Anjali Brannon, Heartfulness Institute

  6. Women's Stories in Acrylic, Patsy Ferrell, Painter and Retired Trauma Therapist, Women Are Human movement (WH)

  7. Interactive Gandhi Workshop, Jacob Bauer, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the University of Dayton and Wright State University

  8. Organizing peace events in your community, Jerry Leggett, President/CEO, Peace Literacy Foundation

  9. Intro to NonViolent Communication Workshop, Diane Diller, Dialogue Facilitator and Certified Nonviolent Communication Trainer

  10. Peace Ambassadors Program, Marlon "Shack" Shackelford, Youth Trainer

 Thanks to our newest sponsor: Rotary Club of Moraine. More information about Rotary and the Moraine Club at:

Thanks to our newest sponsor: Rotary Club of Moraine. More information about Rotary and the Moraine Club at:


The Peacebuilder Experience (PBX) is a versatile venue for helping individuals and communities live more peaceably.  The Peace Literacy Foundation offers a variety of resources that can help you organize a successful PBX in your community. 

Contact Peace literacy foundation to find out more!

You'll find lots more peace events at:


Our Mission:




We teach peace literacy through the arts

and the art of living through peace literacy.

Sarah, a young songwriter inspires us all to work for a world where "all of the children are happy and free."

Women must see themselves with new eyes.
— Simone de Beauvoir

Featured Project:

Women Are Human movement (WH)

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WH Mission

To lift up women in the reality of their humanity.  To give women the acknowledgement and nobility they have earned by making visible their valiant struggle to be realized as human beings with human rights, able to exist and live in their own right.

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Photo by Patsy Ferrell


Our Impact

  • Six Peacebuilder events in four states, Ohio, California, Arizona and Oregon with $200,000+ raised for peace literacy initiatives since 2015.
  • 2017 Annual Peace Literacy Word Calendar (distributed 5,000 copies).
  • The Hub Peacebuilder Tour, a mobile peace education resource to support Rotary peacebuilding at the community level.  9,200 miles/100 days on the road.
  • More than 100,000 followers on 8 social media sites including 65,000 Peacebuilder Experience (PbX) followers; 39,000 Peace Heroes Walk Around the World followers.
  • Presenter of the annual Miami Valley Peacebuilder Walk & Village -- the largest peacebuilding walk in U.S.A.
  • The Hub Peacebuilder featured at the 2017 Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, GA.
  • Provided speakers and music entertainment for the 2017 Rotary World Peace Conference in Ann Arbor, MI.  The Hub was a big hit!
  • Sponsored 3 Peace Literacy Dayton Film Forums that drew a total of 326 people.
  • Collaborated with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance to create a film to promote Film Forums on social issues.
  • Organizers of the Peacebuilder Experience on Sunday, September 16, 2018.
  • Launched "Women Are Human" movement (WAHm) on August 20, 2018.



Dollars Raised

Through peacebuilding events we have helped communities flourish and gain greater visibility for future collaborations.




Years Serving communities

We started as a project of the Dayton International Peace Museum and in October 2015 chartered in the State of Ohio as a separate IRS-approved 501 (c) (3) nonprofit.




thousand people impacted

Through social media followers, community events and participation in the Rotary International Convention.


The founder of peace literacy

"The right tools for solving disputes within our community are precision instruments such as reason, communication, empathy, curiosity, and understanding. They are also the right tools for building a global civilization of peace and prosperity."

~ Paul K. Chappell, is an international peace educator and serves as the Peace Leadership Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.