Join the 3rd Annual Miami Valley Peacebuilders Walk & Village
Sunday, September 10 at Five Rivers Metro Park, downtown Dayton (Registration starts at 3:00 PM). This effort is organized by the Rotary Club of Dayton in collaboration with the 21st Century Peace Literacy Foundation and dozens of local peacebuilder organizations.
Peacebuilder Walks: Q & A
What is a Peacebuilder Walk & Village?
It is a family-friendly, educational event designed to promote peace literacy (i.e. the art of living peaceably) through the stories of peace heroes and peacebuilders.
Peacebuilding is a Team Sport
Teams are formed by individuals who select a peace hero to be honored. These individuals often represent an organization they belong to such as service club, faith community, business, school or civic organization. Your team is welcome to set a fundraising goal (example $500) and help support peacebuilding throughout the Miami Valley.
What does it cost to participate?
The event is free to the public with a suggested donation of $20 or more.
How are the funds handled?
The Rotary Club of Dayton will oversee distribution of the funds and allocate them for local peace literacy initatives and peacebuilding organizations such as the Rotarian Action Group for Peace which serves as a hub for consensus peace action worldwide. A portion of this year's funds will help us with next year's event.
The Peace Hero/Peacebuilder Walks & Village are supported in part by a generous donation of funds and volunteer support of the Rotary Club of Dayton
A PEACE HERO
is often an everyday person who accepts risk and succeeds in making the world a less violent and more just place.
~ Jerry Leggett
What is peace literacy?
Peace literacy is the art of living peaceably. It is essential to creating a more secure, just and prosperous world for all.
Peace hero ideals
- recognize interconnections;
- promote justice;
- reject vengeance;
- foster reconciliation.
The Rotary Four Way Test
- Is it the truth?
- Is it fair to all concerned?
- Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
- Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
What word can change your world today?
Words lead to thoughts ... that lead to action ...that lead to CHANGE!
- One letter can change the "word" to "world."
- One action can change our individual world, rippling into the outer world.