GARY MITCHNER TO DISCUSS FRIENDSHIP FORCE
A World of Friends is a World of Peace
The Dayton International Peace Museum will present its final program in connection with the current exhibition on Citizen Diplomacy on Sunday, September 8, at 2:00 PM when Gary Mitchner will describe the work of Friendship Force and his involvement in their activities.
Citizen Diplomacy did not end with the thawing of the Cold War,” says Mr. Mitchner. “The need continues for engaged citizens in the 21st century. Friendship Force International is one of the organizations promoting peace and understanding though people-to-people friendships.”
Friendship Force International was introduced in 1977 by President Jimmy Carter at a White House gathering of state governors and in 1992 was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Friendship Force provides opportunities to explore new countries and cultures by bringing people together at the personal level. Local hosts welcome international visitors into their homes, sharing meals and conversation, and the sights and experiences of their community.
Since its inception, the Dayton chapter of Friendship Force has been involved every year with both incoming and outgoing exchanges, including such fascinating places as Turkmenistan, Japan, Cairo, Egypt, Pau, France, Riga, Latvia and St. Petersburg, Russia.
Gary Mitchner served for many years as professor of English at Sinclair Community College and directed the Annual Writers’ Workshop. Upon retirement Gary was appointed Professor Emeritus and Poet Laureate by Sinclair’s president. He has published countless poems in The Paris Review, The New Republic, The Best American Poems, 1991, and many more.
The Peace Museum is located at 208 W. Monument Avenue in downtown Dayton. Free parking is available behind the museum, accessible from Wilkinson. There is no charge and reservations are not required although seating is limited. For further information, call the museum at (937) 227-3223.
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“COOL SOUPS FOR A HOT CAUSE”
annual luncheon to benefit the
DAYTON INTERNATIONAL PEACE MUSEUM
What? A delicious luncheon with freshly made soups (vegan and vegetarian options available), salad, breads from Ashley’s Pastry Shop, desserts and beverages.
When? Friday, September 13 ~ 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Where? Christ Episcopal Church, 20 W. First Street, Dayton
Donation $20 (tax deductible) to be paid by September 11. Cash, check or credit card to the Dayton Peace Museum, 208 W. Monument Avenue. You may pay in advance by credit card on the Museum’s secure website provided by Network for Good.
Go tohttp://www.daytonpeacemuseum.org. For questions, call (937) 227-3223. SEATS LIMITED so reserve early!
FYI ~ Entertainment at 12:15 pm. Limited free parking adjacent to the church. Exciting silent auction items.
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Iran, Yesterday and Today Showing
The Dayton International Peace Museum will present its final program in connection with the current exhibition, Faces of Iran, on Sunday, 26 May at 2:00pm at the museum: A showing of Rick Steves' Reflections on Iran. At the request of the United Nations, Steves made a ground breaking trip to Iran and later producted a video, which has been shown on PBS. In the accompanying video, Steves shares his personal experiences, lessons learned and opinions that were shaped by the trip.
Afsaneh Haddadian, a research assistant at the Kettering Foundation, will respond to the video and help us to understand her mystifying country. Born and raised in Iran, Ms. Haddadian received her M.A. from Wright State University. She has studied theories of International Relations and comparative politics and presented her research at many conferences.
8th AnnualDayton Peace Accords 5K Walk/RunSaturday, April 20, 2013; 9:00 a.m.Dayton International Peace Museum
Dear Runner/ Walker for Peace,Celebrate Spring with a Walk or Run for Peace from the Dayton International Peace Museum Along the Great Miami River in Downtown Dayton!
The 8th Annual Dayton Peace Accords 5K Walk/Run is a USTAF sanctioned, timed event that is a pleasure for both experienced and novice runners! The race route is a beautiful, scenic route along the Great Miami River displaying picturesque views of downtown Dayton in the full bloom of spring. This fun, athletic event is a wonderful combination of a winding, natural riverfront and a clean, urban landscape. Medals for the top three finishers in 14 age categories, great refreshments and prizes make this an enjoyable event for the entire family!Registration InformationAdult Registration – $20 with Tee ShirtAdult Registration – $15 without Shirt Thru April 13. ($20 after April 13.)
Special discount for ALL students – only $10.(Mail or Deliver to the Peace Museum in Downtown Dayton at 208 West Monument Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45402-3015)Shirts and other materials can be picked up on Friday, April 19 from noon to 8:00 pm, or the morning of the race, April 20 from 7:00-8:30 am at the Dayton International Peace Museum.
The Dayton Peace Accords 5K Walk/ Run recognizes Dayton's role in ending the War in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1995 and supports the ongoing educational programs of the Dayton International Peace Museum — a non-profit, educational institution staffed entirely by volunteers. The Museum's mission is to inspire a "Culture of Peace." The Museum's exhibits and educational programs seek to inspire and support peacemakers and to offer alternatives to violence and war. Local and international peacemakers, including Nobel Peace Prize laureates, are honored throughout the year.For more information, visit the website:or contact the Museum at 937-227-3223 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dayton International Peace Museum is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization and one of the few community-based institutions with a focus on peace in the United States. The Museum's mission is to "Create a Culture of Peace" through exhibits, special events, and conferences. Thank you for your support and contribution to the Museum!
Dayton International Peace Museum | 208 W Monument Ave | Dayton, OH 45402 US
Tuesday, March 5, 2013; 7:30 p.m.
University of Dayton
Kennedy Union Ball Room
Dr. Fuad Suleiman, Writer/ Educator
Dayton International Peace Museum
Ahiska Turkish American Community Center
Dayton Mercy Society
and Other Community Organizations
"HOT SOUPS FOR A COOL CAUSE' annual luncheon benefit on Saturday, March 16, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 20 W. First St., Dayton. Cost is $25.00, tax deductible. Seating is limited so reserve early, before March 12. Pay by cash or check at the Peace Museum or payments by credit card can be made on the Peace Museum secure website, provided by Network for Good. We will have a delicious luncheon with freshly made soups (vegan option) donated by some of Dayton's finest restaurants, salad, breads from Ashley's Pastry Shop, desserts and beverages. Take home a hand crafted pottery or vintage Kuntz's Cafe soup bowl of your choice (first come, first serve). Entertainment at 12:15 p.m.
A Taste of Liberia
Saturday, 26 January, 5:00 pm at First Baptist Church 111 W. Monument Ave., Dayton $10 per person, $15 a couple.
Enjoy a sampling of traditional Liberian cuisine at 'A Taste of Liberia' on 26 January. Favorite Liberian dishes include palava sauce, a stew made traditionally with spinach-like leaves, jollof rice, a chicken and shrimp dish with vegetables and rice, okra soup, fried plantains, Liberian rice bread and even sweet-potato pone and coconut candy.
A Silent Auction will feature a group of Liberian watercolors and acrylic paintings and a few wall hangings. All proceeds from the sale of these brightly colored paintings will be returned to the artist.
Speaking from personal experience, Liberians Clifton and
the Rev. Abeoseh (Abby) Flemister will discuss their country’s history and culture and the current progress towards reconciliation now that peace has been restored to Liberia. Clifton, an Electrical Engineer, was the last business man to leave Monrovia, Liberia, as their 14-year civil war intensifed. The Rev. Abby Flemister is an Episcopal priest and former coordinator for the bishop’s offce in Liberia before immigrating to the United States. She currently serves as an Episcopal priest in the Columbus area and is director of Partners-in-Ministry-in-Liberia (PIMIL), an organization that supports students at Cuttington University College in Liberia.
4th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Celebration
Saturday, December 8th, 11:45 a.m., at the Dayton
Women’s Club. 224 N. Ludlow St. $25.
This year the European Union is the winner of the
Nobel Peace Prize. Minister Counselor Silvia Kofler
from the European Union Delegation, Washington, DC,
will be our keynote speaker. Jim McCutcheon will
entertain with European culture through music.
Two Dayton Peace Heroes will be honored—both teachers,
historians, authors of many books, and activists for peace.
Dr. Charles Chatfield, renowned professor emeritus,
Wittenberg University, has donated many of his peace books
to the Museum Library. Margaret Peters will also be honored.
Besides her Dayton’s African American Heritage being the
signature history of African Americans in Dayton, she has
taught children in the Dayton School system and for nearly
30 years held a contest of all Montgomery Schools, k-12,
for poetry, essays, and art work based on Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. She has kept him alive for thousands of students.
Reservations required—space is limited. Call the Peace
Museum at 227-3223 by Dec. 2 to choose your entrée and
make payment. Entrees are pork tenderloin,
chicken marsala, and vegetarian lasagne.
EXCELLENT PEACE MOVIES ON THINKtv, CHANNEL 16.
At the request of the Peace Museum, Channel 16 will show 3 movies on
Sunday, Dec. 9. If you’re busy, you could tape them!
2:30 p.m.—Microloan USA
3 p.m.—Women, War, and Peace--the story of Leymah Gbowie and how she
and the women of Liberia stopped the war.
4 p.m.—World Peace: Another 4th Grade Accomplishment! A teacher
created a game in which the children could be world leaders and make
decisions about war and peace.
Viewing of 'In the Land of Blood and Honey'
On 18 November, The Dayton International Peace Museum, Wright State Peace Lecture Committee, Pi Beta Phi at University of Dayton (UD), and the Dayton Council on World Affairs, hosted a viewing of In the Land of Blood and Honey at The Neon, “Dayton's independent cinema.” The film, written and directed by Angelina Jolie, received an honorable mention at the Sarajevo Film Festival, the Stanley Kramer Award at the PGA Awards, and the award for Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture at the NAACP Image Awards, and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes.
The wartime drama is a graphic depiction of the Bosnian War of the 1990s, a conflict of Bosnian Serbs and Croats against Bosniaks. The film focuses on rape camps that led the International Criminal Court at The Hague to recognize rape as a weapon of war, and it also attempts to illuminate the underlying animosity that led to the campaign of ethnic cleansing.
Afterward, the audience was invited to engage with panelists Dr. Alexandra Budabin and Dr. Natalie Hudson, both Assistant Professors of Political Science and Human Rights Studies at UD. Recognition of rape as a war crime, and ignorance of the 'other' being a basis for the kind of hate that sparks violent conflict were discussed. Audience members, many of whom were well versed on the topic, also posited that the film's negative reviews were a result of the desire to avoid such non-glorifying, depictions of war, and suggested that this type of film is critical to promotion of peace.
Annual Aullwood Museum Holiday
November 10, 2012 9:00-5:00 p.m.
The museum will again have a booth at the
Annual Aullwood Museum Holiday Shop
Around, November 10th, 9am-5pm, held at
Aullwood Audubon Center. Our glorious quilt
will be there, raffle tickets will be sold along with
many lovely items from the DIPM shop, and the
display board will be up to help acquaint visitors
with the museum. We're looking forward to
making new friends for the museum and making
lots of sales! We hope you'll come say "Hi!" and
do your holiday shopping! We also would love
more volunteers to staff the booth. Please call
Diane Diller, if you'd enjoy helping for two hours
(or more). You'd still have plenty of time to visit
the other booths! 937-824-0421
Liberian Priest to Visit
November 14, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Guests are invited to meet Fr. Mark Togba, a
member of the Bishop’s staff of the Episcopal
Diocese of Liberia and rector of St. Timothy
Episcopal Church, Monrovia, on Wednesday,
November 14th, 7:30 PM at the Dayton
International Peace Museum. Learn what the
Episcopal Church is doing in Liberia as this West
African country seeks to recover from a ruinous
14-year civil war that killed and displaced
thousands of people.
Fr. Mark’s visit is sponsored by the National &
World Mission Commission of the Diocese of
Southern Ohio as part of a three-year period of
discernment prior to forming a companion
relationship with the Episcopal Diocese of Liberia.
In addition to meeting Fr. Mark, guests will see an exhibition about Liberia, including the migration that started in 1822 of free persons of color from the United States to Liberia, the role that Liberian women played in bringing an end to two civil wars, and the current efforts at reconciliation. There is free parking behind the museum. Reservations are not required. For more information please Chris Saunders at 937/435-3550 or Email to email@example.com.
A BIG DAY AT THE PEACE
MUSEUM, 2 EVENTS!
Sunday, November 18th, starting
1. 12:30 p.m. BRUNCH before OPENING
OF NEW EXHIBIT – "Peacemakers – The
Women of Liberia."
1 p.m. Speakers: City Commissioner Matt
Joseph and Dr. Boikai Twe, head of Sinclair
CC’s psychology department. Both are
associated with Monrovia, the capital of
Liberia, one of Dayton’s Sister Cities.
2. At 3 p.m. MOVIE ABOUT BOSNIA, THE
LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY, at the
Neon! This movie, written and directed by
Angelina Jolie, did not do well at the box office
but is now being offered in Dayton. You may
bring in food items that are not sold at the
Neon, but may not bring in your own drinks.
The Golden Rule room will be fixed up about Liberia for children on Nov. 18. Please call Chris Dull, (937) 832-6365, if you want to bring children for stories and activities about Liberia.