Peace Week Delaware events scheduled for early October
Peace Week Delaware is coming up next month, promoting non-violence in the First State.
2020 marks Peace Week’s fifth year of staging events throughout the state.
“Peace Week is a set time we put aside every year to try to come up with ways to get people involved in making peace in their community, and in the State of Delaware as well as nationally and globally,” said Peace Week Delaware chair Kim Tull.
Tull she feels Peace Week is needed now more than ever, amid Black Lives Matter protests and the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This year is obviously very unique," said Tull. "The one thing that we noticed as a steering committee, is that what is happening in our country right now with the pandemic and with the race issues - the inequalities have become more obvious. The pandemic is hitting the Black and brown lives a lot harder.”
Tull notes that things traditionally ignored can no longer be ignored.
She says the event is offering more than 40 virtual and in-person program throughout the week.
“One of the programs we have this year is - we’re having an author event with Paul Butler - he’s the author of “Chokehold.” And it basically deals with how policing has always been different for the Black man. So we’re getting into some racial discussions. The YWCA will also hold its racial discussion series,” Tull said.
Tull says other conversations will also take place, like one in Seaford surrounding hospice and finding peace of mind with the end of life.
A Peace March and Rally at Georgetown Presbyterian Church in Sussex County is also planned.
Peace Week Delaware events are scheduled October 3, 2020 through the October 11, 2020. A full list can be found at here.