"The Five Rivers Peacebuilding Experience is a multifaceted celebration and learning experience for the whole family to become engaged in building a culture of peace both locally and globally. "                 ~ Fred Arment, Founder, International Cities of Peace


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


Important!  You will need a ticket for the Main Session AND one of the Break Out Sessions if you wish to attend both of the main program events.  No tickets are required for the 2:30pm Circle of Support except for volunteers.

Learn more about our free, featured programs:

MAIN SESSION, 1 - 2:30 PM, The Eichelberger Forum

Inspirational Music by Kim Belew, Opening Meditation by Heartfulness Institute, Symbolic Launch of the Women Are Human Project.  Followed by 50 min.plenary presentation by Paul K. Chappell (Free tickets available, space is limited, reserve today). The Eichelberger Forum is located on the main level of the Dayton Metro Library.

"When people in a democracy are not educated in the art of living -- to strengthen their conscience, compassion, and ability to question and think critically -- they can be easily manipulated by fear and propaganda. A democracy is only as wise as its citizens, and a democracy of ignorant citizens can be as dangerous as a dictatorship."  ~ Paul K. Chappell


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:

seven BREAK OUT SESSIONS, 3:15 - 4:45 PM:

(To order FREE tickets, choose quantity, then check out with Eventbrite;

To order DONATED tickets, enter donation amount, then check out through Eventbrite )


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 21CPLF today to find out more!