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Golden


Golden


 Darsheel Kaur, a museum board member, will share her personal and professional story of healing and transformation. The evening will conclude with Darsheel's favorite Indian food to try and sample!

Darsheel Kaur, a museum board member, will share her personal and professional story of healing and transformation. The evening will conclude with Darsheel's favorite Indian food to try and sample!

“Journey towards healing”

    Through weaving personal stories, creative/artistic expression, and conceptual frameworks, Darsheel Kaur will guide us through her journey exploring holistic and transformative healing for herself, her communities, her city, and her world.

She will draw from her own personal and professional lived experiences, as well as from her in-depth studies and exploration of restorative/transformative justice practices, broader models for comprehensive healing justice, and psychosocial trauma & resilience.

BUILDING PEACE SERIES

Sunday, April 22,

4:00-7:00 PM

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Story Hour


Story Hour


 
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Children’s Story Hour 

Sunday April 22nd, 2018

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Ages (3 years old to 8 years old)

Participants will hear the story, make a craft and also have a healthy themed snack to accompany the book.

Please contact Kathy Rowell for more information at 937-671-3299.

Parents and Children are welcome to attend a story hour in our Children’s room on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 2 p.m. Children along with parents are welcome to attend. Sinclair Community College

Honors students will be reading the book, “Last Stop on Market Street” by Matt de la Pena. This book received the 2016 Newbery Award.  Please read more about the book here:

http://mattdelapena.com/books/last-stop-on-market-street/

 

KingNONVio


KingNONVio


Register Now!

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Photo 1966


Photo 1966


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Educators:

 Learn More about the Oleander Initiative

Thursday, April 26, 7pm @ the Museum

                 Ray Matsumiya

                Ray Matsumiya

Months after the atomic bomb was dropped over Hiroshima, Japan, a small patch of red oleander flowers bloomed out of the irradiated rubble. Since then, red oleander has symbolized both the dangers of nuclear war and the hope of a more peaceful future. In a similar spirit, the Oleander Initiative leverages the “power of place” of the city of Hiroshima – the first city to be devastated by nuclear weapons – to harness the power of education to promote more peaceful societies.

The Oleander Initiative gathers educators from communities around the world to work together and transform the lessons of Hiroshima into relevant and impactful peace education activities for their students.  The Oleander Initiative generates deep awareness of the catastrophic humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons and equips participants with intellectual tools for conflict resolution and mutual understanding.

The Oleander Initiative is implemented by the University of the Middle East Project (www.ume.org) in Cambridge, MA USA.

 
 

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Stand Against Racism

Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to provide opportunities for issue education, advocacy, and community building among those engaged in racial justice work. This year's theme is, Our Power. Our Mission. Our Future. Civic engagement is a powerful tool for eliminating racism. While we can use this tool in a variety of ways laws have been changed and communities have been empowered when community members dedicate their time to doing something for the greater good.

YWCA Dayton’s Stand includes a social justice concert, information fair, “selfie station” activity, and more.  Learn more at standagainstracism.org.

Thursday, Apr 26, 2018

  • Location: Third and Main Streets, Courthouse Square, Dayton
  • Phone: (937) 477-5268
  • Time: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Price: Free Event

TIPS Now Accepting New Teens


Know a Dayton area teen interested in building peace and finding their voice? Check out our TIPS program.

TIPS Now Accepting New Teens


Know a Dayton area teen interested in building peace and finding their voice? Check out our TIPS program.

Spring Session :  Join Us @ TIPS

  TIPS kids create peace with paper cranes and each other.

TIPS kids create peace with paper cranes and each other.

  Students come from all over the Miami Valley each Saturday to learn, share, and have fun.

Students come from all over the Miami Valley each Saturday to learn, share, and have fun.

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 ZENSday: Free Meditation & Yoga

Every Wednesday at the Peace Museum!

Meditation, understood properly, is a process to create a meditative state. Once this meditative state is achieved, where there is serenity, calmness and peace we are able to manifest the intrinsic goodness of our heart. This expression of our heart’s goodness makes peace more dynamic and life-affirming, and, in its wake, brings unity and harmony to this world. Kamlesh Patel

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           Meditation at 5:15pm

Stay for Yoga at 6:00

Brought to you by our friends at:

Natural Path Meditation Center 3153 Lantz Rd, Beavercreek, OH 45432


 
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Brought to you by our friends at:

Zumba & Yoga with Kay Fitness

Kenaesha (Kay) Edwards is an AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor who has led Zumba classes for three years in Dayton, Ohio. In seeking to expand her own fitness journey, Kay began taking Yoga classes and recently completed YogaFit training to, also, share her passion for Yoga with others. Prior to becoming a Group Exercise Instructor, Kay embarked upon her own fitness and improved health journey, which has led to a 175-pound weight loss. Through her experience, Kay learned that maintaining overall health and well-being is a continuous, lifelong journey and developed a passion to support and encourage others in their fitness journeys. In each of her classes, Kay strives to ensure a judgment-free atmosphere so that each of her students feels welcomed and accepted, recalling the challenges she encountered when initially beginning fitness classes.

2018 Summer Camp


2018 Summer Camp


Guns


Guns


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Exhibit Now Open!

Japan


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Visit "The A-BOMB and Humanity"

ENDS SOON!

In cooperation with our friends in Japan, we present a look back at the horrific last chapter of the Second World War. Nihon Hidankyo is the only national organization of A-bomb survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Hibakusha) in Japan.   It is formed with Hibakusha organizations in all 47 prefectures. Nihon Hidankyo has created thirty panels outlining the two atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August of 1945. 

Since its founding, Hidankyo has worked: 1) for a total ban on and the abolition of nuclear weapons; 2) for state compensation for the damage caused by the bombing; 3) to improve government’s policies and measures on the relief of the Hibakusha; and 4) to promote solidarity with nuclear victims in the world.  In order to ensure there will be no more Hibakusha, it has advocated the need to abolish nuclear weapons through various means, including testifying their experience and the inhumanity of nuclear weapons in numerous occasions in Japan and internationally, at the grass root level and in major international events.

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Peace Fellowship


Peace Fellowship


 
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Rotary Peace Fellowship Application

Each year, Rotary funds some of the world's most dedicated and brightest professionals to study at Rotary Peace Centers. Through training, study, and practice, Rotary Peace Fellows become leaders and catalysts for peace and conflict resolution; many go on to careers in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank.

Applications for the 2019-20 Rotary Peace Fellowship program are now being accepted. The deadline for applicants to submit applications to their district is 31 May. Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July. Review district endorsement instructions.

APPLY NOW

"The world is in great need of more peace fellows who can work hand in hand with governments and communities to counterbalance the outbreak of war and conflict."  

Abu Sufian Taj Elassfia, 2011-13 Rotary PeaceFellow 

 
 

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DACA


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Mentors Needed


Last Chance to  make a donation for 2017 and receive a signed print from our recent exhibit

By NY Peace Institute Leader and artist, Brad Heckman. Two sizes for a great gift!

Mentors Needed


Last Chance to  make a donation for 2017 and receive a signed print from our recent exhibit

By NY Peace Institute Leader and artist, Brad Heckman. Two sizes for a great gift!

Mentors for Teens

 

Are you interested in nonviolent action and supporting today’s youth? The Dayton International Peace Museum TIPS (Teens Inventing Peaceful Solutions) program is looking for mentors to bring youthful energy to the group. This is an opportunity for mentors to build leadership skills. We work with Kingian strategies to support teens at they build nonviolence and conflict resolution skills. In the words of Lacie, “As a mentor, I have gained lifelong skills and a wider worldview that has truly changed my life. “   We are looking for passionate, positive people to bring different strengths and interests to the group. If interested, please contact Jan at peacepathsteps@gmail.com or Lacie at miller.1338@wright.edu

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Staff Retreat Sets in Motion the Museum's 15th Year & As the Only Peace Museum in USA

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The Leadership Team and Board Members Spend the Day Planning for 2018 and Beyond

 

 

The Mills Park Hotel, Yellow Springs

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The Annual Retreat Was Again Held at the Mills Park Hotel

 

Sixteen members spent an entire day planning 2018 events, programs, and

camps to be held at the Museum and with our many associate organizations.

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Cities of Peace


Do you have an interest in creating new exhibits? The Museum is always looking for new talent.

Click on Volunteers to learn more on how you can help.

Cities of Peace


Do you have an interest in creating new exhibits? The Museum is always looking for new talent.

Click on Volunteers to learn more on how you can help.

 

 Cities of Peace Exhibit Continues

 
  • What are Cities of Peace?

  •  Where are Cities of Peace?

  •  Why are Cities of Peace Important?

  •  What is a Culture of Peace?  

  • What is Peacebuilding?  

  • How can we foster an  Economy of Peace? 

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Dayton was the first "City of Peace" and now there are more than 150 Cities of Peace worldwide.

Come see the exhibit at the Dayton International Peace Museum to answer these questions.

 

http://www.internationalcitiesofpeace.org

INMP News


INMP News


Looking Back


Looking Back


 

Enjoy a look back at the life of the Museum during the past year

 

Nobel Lunch


Nobel Lunch


Annual Museum Nobel Peace Prize Luncheon Honors Local & Global Peacemakers

 Jenna and Dr. Kathy Rowell present a multi-generational performance piece on peace.

Jenna and Dr. Kathy Rowell present a multi-generational performance piece on peace.

 The rowdiest table award goes to the teens table at December 9th Nobel Peace Prize Luncheon!

The rowdiest table award goes to the teens table at December 9th Nobel Peace Prize Luncheon!

 Riley speaks about his experiences in TIPS and as a teen living in Dayton.

Riley speaks about his experiences in TIPS and as a teen living in Dayton.

 The event was punctuated by the live and silent raffle of several of Charlotte's sublime quilts and Brad Heckman's signed prints from our most recent exhibit.

The event was punctuated by the live and silent raffle of several of Charlotte's sublime quilts and Brad Heckman's signed prints from our most recent exhibit.

 Live music by local musicians was a highlight of the annual luncheon at Sinclair College.

Live music by local musicians was a highlight of the annual luncheon at Sinclair College.

 Mary and Bill welcome guests to the December 9 annual Nobel Peace Prize Luncheon held at Sinclair College in downtown Dayton.

Mary and Bill welcome guests to the December 9 annual Nobel Peace Prize Luncheon held at Sinclair College in downtown Dayton.

Newsletter


Digital Guide to the Peace Labyrinth


Digital Guide to the Peace Labyrinth


The Museum guide to the Peace Labyrinth: Quilting the Golden Rule is now available online to help before, during, or after your visit to the exhibit.

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Five AmeriCorps volunteers recently descended on our wonderful but chaotic peace museum library and digital collection and completely reorganized it for us!  Guided by Charlotte Chinn of the Ohio Reading Corps, the group did a wonderful job of cataloging scores of new books and creating some much-needed order across the library.

This included organizing the recent years' editions of winners and nominees of the Dayton Peace Literacy Awards.  The books are now in order, making each one easy to locate on the shelves for anyone in the community who wishes to do research or borrow from our growing collection.

AmeriCorps Volunteers Organize our Library!

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Are you a teacher or writer?  Just interested in peace studies?  Anyone in the community can borrow from our library collection of books, CD's, DVD's and manuscripts to do research, gain insight, or create lesson plans free of charge! 

Kroger


Do you have a passion for peace? Bring your talents and join us. See the Volunteer page for details!

Kroger


Do you have a passion for peace? Bring your talents and join us. See the Volunteer page for details!

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Kroger Rewards

Did you know you can support the Dayton International Peace Museum just by shopping at Kroger?

It's easy when you enroll in Kroger Community Rewards®! To get started, sign up with your Plus Card below, and select the Museum. Our number is #83751.

 Once you're enrolled, you'll earn rewards for the museum every time you shop and use your Plus Card!

Jan


Jan


  The Dayton International Peace Museum draws dozens of volunteers and hundreds of guests a year-All making connections to a more peaceful and just world.

The Dayton International Peace Museum draws dozens of volunteers and hundreds of guests a year-All making connections to a more peaceful and just world.

Birthday Project


Want to help the Museum by having a party? See information below on the "BIRTHDAY PROJECT"

Birthday Project


Want to help the Museum by having a party? See information below on the "BIRTHDAY PROJECT"

 
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The Birthday Project

Would you like to celebrate your birthday, anniversary, retirement, ANYTHING, and help the Dayton International Peace Museum achieve its goal of promoting peace in the Miami Valley and beyond?  

The Birthday Project is an idea created by Charlotte, one our of top board members enabling museum friends and supporters to invite family and friends to celebrate and ask for donations to the Museum in lieu of gifts. Invited guests receive chances for original and hand-made door prizes, private museum tours and use of the Museum's kitchen and reception areas for their celebration. The museum has plenty of free parking in a great location in downtown Dayton.

Contact the museum for more information on how you can schedule your upcoming event and help the museum all at the same time!

 
 
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Local Peace Heroes


 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Peace Heroes:

Peace literacy happens when we learn skills and knowledge from everyday local peace heroes.

Local Peace Heroes


 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Peace Heroes:

Peace literacy happens when we learn skills and knowledge from everyday local peace heroes.

Ted Studebaker


Ted Studebaker


Click on the photo below to watch the video

This is the ABC News account of the story of Ted Studebaker, just after he was killed in Viet Nam in 1971. It was resurrected from partial film elements found in both the Brethren Historical Library and Archives in Elgin, IL and the Archives at Manchester College, North Manchester, IN and re-edited to replicate the original broadcast.

Ted Studebaker

Ted Studebaker (born September 29, 1945, outside of Dayton, Ohio) was a pacifist and conscientious objector who served as an agricultural worker during the Vietnam War and was executed by North Vietnam in 1971.

Studebaker was the 7th child of eight born on a farm in the small town of West Milton, Ohio. He was a devout member of the Church of the Brethren, and also excelled in sports and played football in high school as well as in college where he attended the small liberal arts school Manchester College in Indiana. He then attended Florida State University for two years pursuing his graduate degree in social work before he left for Vietnam. He also had a great love for music and was a guitarist.

While in Vietnam he volunteered with the Vietnam Christian service where he volunteered for two years working with a Montagnard hill tribe where he helped them with agricultural production. 

He was killed on April 26, 1971 by North Vietnamese when they first attacked the volunteers’ house with rockets and then invaded. The soldiers did not know who Studebaker was, they merely saw him as an American and therefore a threat and so he was executed. The lives of his wife and other volunteers were spared.

Excerpts from the webpage Military.Wiki.com

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Peace Literacy


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peace Literacy Matters

What does peace look like through the eyes of a child?

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Peace Literacy Matters

What does peace look like through the eyes of a child?

Lonnie


Lonnie


  Organizing for peace locally and across the world: Board Member, Lonnie Franks

Organizing for peace locally and across the world: Board Member, Lonnie Franks

INMB Conference


The Museum is in desperate need of more volunteers, especially those interested in being a docent.

Please contact us and learn how you can help in the success of the country's only peace museum!

INMB Conference


The Museum is in desperate need of more volunteers, especially those interested in being a docent.

Please contact us and learn how you can help in the success of the country's only peace museum!

 

International Network of Museums for Peace Conference 2017-Belfast

 
 Most of the Dayton delegation gathers for a photo at Ulster University in Belfast, site of the conference.

Most of the Dayton delegation gathers for a photo at Ulster University in Belfast, site of the conference.

 Museum Director, Michael Kalter and the INMB Director talk with Nobel Peace Prize winner, Mairead Maguire at Stormont, the Northern Ireland General Assembly.

Museum Director, Michael Kalter and the INMB Director talk with Nobel Peace Prize winner, Mairead Maguire at Stormont, the Northern Ireland General Assembly.

 Mairead Maguire was the keynote speaker.

Mairead Maguire was the keynote speaker.

 Bill Shaw of Crosscurrents International Institute in Ohio moderated one of the conference's seminars in Belfast

Bill Shaw of Crosscurrents International Institute in Ohio moderated one of the conference's seminars in Belfast

 The city of Belfast served as the host city to this year's conference for administrators of international peace museums.

The city of Belfast served as the host city to this year's conference for administrators of international peace museums.

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Contact page


Contact

Contact page


Contact

HOURS:  Weds. - Sun., 1 - 5 pm

(Main)  937-227-3223

(Fax): 937-224-2713

Michael Kalter, Director

208 W. Monument, Dayton OH 45402

admin@daytonpeacemuseum.com

 
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Quilt Guide


Quilt Guide