Join the 3rd Annual Miami Valley Peacebuilders Walk & Village on Sunday, September 10 at Five Rivers Metro Park, downtown Dayton (Registration begins at 3:00 PM). This effort is organized by the Rotary Club of Dayton in collaboration with the Peace and 21st Century Peace Literacy Foundation and dozens of local peacebuilder organizations.
PEACEBUILDER WALKS: Q & A
WHAT IS A PEACEBUILDERS 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.
IS THERE A COST TO PARTICIPATE? The walk is free to the public and donations are gladly received to help support local peace literacy and peacebuilding initiatives.
HOW ARE THE FUNDS HANDLED? A local service club such as a Rotary Club or respected nonprofit handles the funds and allocates 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.
The Peace Hero/Builder Walks are supported in part by a generous donation of funds and volunteer support of the Rotary Club of Dayton, Ohio
A PEACE HERO
is often an everyday person who accepts risk and succeeds in making the world a less violent and more just place.
WHAT IS PEACE LITERACY? Peace literacy refers to competency in the knowledge and skills needed to create a more peaceful world.
WHAT ARE THE FOUR PEACE HERO IDEALS UPON WHICH THIS PROGRAM IS FOUNDED?
- recognize interconnections;
- promote justice;
- reject vengeance;
- foster reconciliation.
WHY DOES PEACE LITERACY MATTER?
Words lead to thoughts ... that lead to action ...that lead to CHANGE! Peace literacy words are the building blocks for a more secure, just and prosperous world.