PEACE Day: “Moving From Talk To Action!”
Goal: To examine, discuss, and construct an action plan for social change by administering more PEACE in our daily lives, and those of in our sphere of influence.
I. Why Peace Day?
II. Why Peace over other accomplishments like: politics, economics, education?
III. What is PEACE?
IV. Do you want PEACE, why or why not?
V. Why is PEACE a big deal for our community, do we have it currently?
VI. Are we all responsible for keeping the PEACE?
VII. Break (10 to 15 minutes- think about your impediments to PEACE)
VIII. What are your impediments to PEACE? Why can’t we find Peace? (before we can change the culture and community we must change and work on ourselves; lead by example)
IX. How do we arrive at PEACE? What are the vehicles to PEACE?
X. Break (10 to 15 minutes, review impediments and paths to peace and construct your peace plan. Be prepared to share.)
XI. Reassemble to discuss individual PEACE plans
XII. Why today is important, and how it connects to King’s Dream? (Clue: He was a man of planning and action and we’ve been stuck in speech mode OR temporary fix mode. In order to reduce, and eliminate violence in our communities we must first actively start with us and have people in place to hold us accountable to our PEACE PLAN)
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.