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.