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2009 11 DAYS OF PEACE ACTIVITIES
Sponsored by Mother Earth Circle

With support from Grandmothers for Peace, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship,
Church of the Servant, Coastal Carolinas Chapter of the United Nations Association,
League of Women Voters, Wilmington Peace Meet-Up, Pomegranate Books, and
UNCW Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Department of Social Work,
Department of Public and International Affairs, Upperman African American Center,
and Latino Book Club

For general information, contact Deb Bowen, Mother Earth Circle coordinator
deb.bowen.crone@gmail.com

"11 Days of Peace", an international movement that focuses on peace, and environmental and spiritual awareness came to Wilmington, NC on Friday, Sept. 11 through Monday, Sept. 21.  Activities included two internationally acclaimed films, a bilingual book reading, a family-oriented bike ride, workshops, a community dialogue, a vegetarian potluck dinner, and an International Peace Day celebration.

Friday, Sept. 11:  "A Powerful Noise", Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4313 Lake Avenue, 7:15 pm.  A movie about three women bringing peace to three countries.  Contact Amanda Boomershine at boomershinea@uncw.edu

Saturday, Sept. 12:  Bilingual Book Reading and Bring-Your-Own Picnic, with bilingual children's books for sale, UNCW Commons in front of Fisher Center, 5 - 7 pm.  Contact Lizzy Irvin at Irvine@uncw.edu

Sunday, Sept. 13:  Bike Ride for Peace, 5 pm, lower parking lot at entrance to Greenfield Lake.  Family-friendly ride around the lake.  Children under 16 must wear helmet.  Contact Lizzy Irvin at  Irvine@uncw.edu

Monday, Sept. 14:  Individual meditations for peace.  Please spend time meditating for peace throughout the day.

Tuesday, Sept. 15:  "Strong Women in Finance", 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, YWCA, 2815 S. College Road.  Panel discussion regarding women and financial security.  Contact YWCA at 799-6820.

Tuesday, Sept. 15:  "Bringing Peace through Community", 7:30 pm, Community Action Center, 317 Castle Street.  Community organizations invited to share ideas.  Sponsored by Wilmington Peace Meet-Up.  Contact Steve Lee at 791-4877.

Wednesday, Sept. 16:  "Creating Peace through Mindful Communication" workshop, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4313 Lake Avenue.  Facilitated by Jeanne Denny and Phyllis Robertson.  Contact Deb Bowen at deb.bowen.crone@gmail.com

Thursday, Sept. 17:  Individual meditations for peace.  Please spend time meditating for peace throughout the day.

Friday, Sept.18:  "The Spirit of Peace", 7:15 pm, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4313 Lake Avenue.  Jemila Ericson will lead a discussion after the film.  Contact Deb Bowen at deb.bowen.crone@gmail.com

Friday, Sept. 18 and Saturday, Sept. 19:  Church of the Servant, 4925 Oriole Drive, labyrinth open for public peace walks on Friday 7:00 - 10:00 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am to noon.

Sunday, Sept. 20:  Community vegetarian / vegan potluck with readings about peace and the environment and a sing-a-long, 4:00 - 6:00 pm, Greenfield Park Shelter #1.  Bring food, non-alcoholic drinks, and eco-friendly utensils.  Contact Jo Anne Likens at Joanne@serenityquest.net

Monday, Sept. 21:  International Peace Day Celebration with Grandmothers for Peace, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Hugh MacRae Park, shelter #4.  Singing, peace readings, drumming, arts and crafts.  Contact Lynn Heritage at ncpeacegrannie@yahoo.com

Sept. 11 through Sept. 21:  Pomegranate Books, 4418 Park Avenue, will feature an Origami Peace Crane-making table each day during the 11 Days of Peace.  People are invited to drop in and make as many cranes as they wish, with the goal of 1000 cranes completed during the event.

Admission to all events was free.  We continue to encourage donations for Grandmothers for Peace canned food drive for the Food Bank of Eastern North Carolina and pennies for the "Pennies for Peace" project that builds schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan. 

    


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnDh7mce3rA
www.awakeningthedreamer.org
www.internationaldayofpeace.org (click on "Your Peace Day")
www.pachamama.org

The above websites offer a wide variety of activity suggestions - please find one that resonates with you, or create your own!  Remember that the concept of creating peace includes so much more - that peace means we bring forth (in the words of the Awakening the Dreamer project) "an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on Planet Earth"

PLEASE HELP US CONTINUE TO BE A PRESENCE FOR PEACE IN THE CAPE FEAR AREA!

Other Circles:

www.gatherthewomen.org

www.millionthcircle.org

www.peacexpeace.org

www.codepink4peace.org

www.wedo.org

www.endabuse.org

www.msfoundation.org

www.dopcampaign.org

www.34millionfriends.org

 

www.UN.org

www.wilpf.org

www.grandmothersforpeace.org

www.emergingearthangels.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnDh7mce3rA

www.awakeningthedreamer.org

www.internationaldayofpeace.org (click on "Your Peace Day")

www.pachamama.org

 

Mother Earth Circle
A collective of women 
committed to making the world
a better place for all

Meeting 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
Pomegranate Books, 4418 Park Avenue, Wilmington, NC

Based on the book by Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD:

Urgent Message from Mother:
Gather the Women, Save the World