Peace Initiative Plan and Objectives:
To participate in and have high visibility in Community-Based activities, such as Annual Parades, Peace Celebrations and Community Forums focused on building Peace in communities and addressing the root causes that contribute to the culture of violence that have become prevalent in today’s society. The purpose of participating in these events is to convey the message to the various communities that Rotary is present and willing to work with the community and wants to work with the community in promoting peace at all levels.
* Bud Billiken Parade
(2nd largest parade in the U.S. – based in the African American Community)
August 9th, 2014
(Click HERE to Register NOW for the Parade)
* Mexican Independence Parade (In the /Latino/Little Village Community)
Sunday, September 14th, 2014 (MORE DETAILS COMING SOON)
* World Peace Day
Friday, September 19th, 2014 (MORE DETAILS COMING SOON)
To sponsor District-wide events to bring “Peace Practitioners” together to share, implement and develop functional, real-time and practical methods and, programs and trainings that can be used in various communities to promote Peace/Conflict Resolution on all levels, from one-on-one interaction to interaction between organizations and communities.
Specific targeted events (to date):
3rd Annual Rotary Partners For Peace Summit
Saturday, November 8, 2014
The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
1250 W 119th Street
Chicago, IL 60643
To engage Rotarians with Partners For Peace to provide hands-on expertise, training, resources, job opportunities, career training and other Rotary talents and gifts so that District 6450 Rotarians are actively involved in being “part of the solution” to combating the violence and contributing social ills that foster it.
If you would like to donate to support the Rotary Peace Initiatives, please go here: Donations
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