Peace Calendar

Feb
1
Thu
A Call to Eliminate Racism @ Pilgrim Baptist Church
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A Call to Eliminate Racism

SAVE THE DATES

You are invited to attend 

Hidden Colors: The Rules of Racism”  (video)

Thursdays 6:00-8:00 pm at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1703 S. Central Ave.

January 18, 2018

February 1, 2018

February 15, 2018

March 1, 2018

March 15, 2018 we will meet to discuss and plan next steps.

Questions: Tele: 815-978-6464

E-mail: annrundall@gmail.com or

mdboard@comcast.net

Food served at 6:00 pm and video starts at 6:30.

Feb
8
Thu
Another option: Book Study – “Best of Enemies” @ Montague Public Library
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Another option:  Book Study - "Best of Enemies" @ Montague Public Library | Rockford | Illinois | United States

ANOTHER OPTION TO STUDY:

Best of Enemies:  Redemption in the New South

by Osha Gray Davidson

Sponsored by:  Oneness for Humanity

February 8, 6:00pm to 7:45pm

We will discuss the book and plan to attend the play on Friday, March 9th

Montague Public Library

1238 S. Winnebago Street, Rockford

Feb
11
Sun
Midway Village Museum – The 1960’s – 2018 Lecture Series @ Midway Village Museum Center
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm

2018 Lecture Schedule

The 1960s was a time of high consumption, experimentation and cultural change. The Connecting with History Series explores the 1960s and the impact it had on our community. We will explore
popular music, fashion and visual culture as well as John F .Kennedy and his visits to Rockford in 1959 and 1960. What were the changes taking place nationally in music, fashion and politics that impacted Rockford? Join us as local historians and experts help us relive life in Rockford fifty years ago.

The Songs They Are a-Changin’: Music of the 1960s
Lecture

Sunday, February 11 • 2 pm
Speaker: Amber Bruns

It surveys Rock, Motown, and Country with artists including the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, and many others.

Details or to purchase tickets:  http://midwayvillage.org/?p=374.

JFK, Rockford, and The Nation
Lecture
Sunday, February 25 • 2 pm
Speaker: Dr. Catherine Forslund of Rockford University

Dr. Forslund will talk about the times JFK visited Rockford and the impact
his administration had on our City.

Details or to purchase tickets:  http://midwayvillage.org/?p=376.

The Visual Culture of the 1960s
Lecture
Sunday, March 11 • 2 pm
Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Langworthy, of Rockford University

Dr. Langworthy will look at the fashion of the 1960s and its broader artistic and cultural context.

Details or to purchase tickets:  http://midwayvillage.org/?p=377.


To register for these lectures, follow the links to each lecture.  You can register online, in-person at the Museum Gift Store or by calling 815-397-9112.

Feb
15
Thu
A Call to Eliminate Racism @ Pilgrim Baptist Church
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A Call to Eliminate Racism

SAVE THE DATES

You are invited to attend 

Hidden Colors: The Rules of Racism”  (video)

Thursdays 6:00-8:00 pm at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1703 S. Central Ave.

January 18, 2018

February 1, 2018

February 15, 2018

March 1, 2018

March 15, 2018 we will meet to discuss and plan next steps.

Questions: Tele: 815-978-6464

E-mail: annrundall@gmail.com or

mdboard@comcast.net

Food served at 6:00 pm and video starts at 6:30.

Feb
25
Sun
Midway Village Museum – The 1960’s – 2018 Lecture Series @ Midway Village Museum Center
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm

2018 Lecture Schedule

The 1960s was a time of high consumption, experimentation and cultural change. The Connecting with History Series explores the 1960s and the impact it had on our community. We will explore
popular music, fashion and visual culture as well as John F .Kennedy and his visits to Rockford in 1959 and 1960. What were the changes taking place nationally in music, fashion and politics that impacted Rockford? Join us as local historians and experts help us relive life in Rockford fifty years ago.

The Songs They Are a-Changin’: Music of the 1960s
Lecture

Sunday, February 11 • 2 pm
Speaker: Amber Bruns

It surveys Rock, Motown, and Country with artists including the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, and many others.

Details or to purchase tickets:  http://midwayvillage.org/?p=374.

JFK, Rockford, and The Nation
Lecture
Sunday, February 25 • 2 pm
Speaker: Dr. Catherine Forslund of Rockford University

Dr. Forslund will talk about the times JFK visited Rockford and the impact
his administration had on our City.

Details or to purchase tickets:  http://midwayvillage.org/?p=376.

The Visual Culture of the 1960s
Lecture
Sunday, March 11 • 2 pm
Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Langworthy, of Rockford University

Dr. Langworthy will look at the fashion of the 1960s and its broader artistic and cultural context.

Details or to purchase tickets:  http://midwayvillage.org/?p=377.


To register for these lectures, follow the links to each lecture.  You can register online, in-person at the Museum Gift Store or by calling 815-397-9112.

Feb
27
Tue
“The Best of Enemies” Book Discussion @ Nordlof Center, 2nd floor
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
"The Best of Enemies" Book Discussion @ Nordlof Center, 2nd floor | Rockford | Illinois | United States

Now that we’re settled in to our interim main library (214 N. Church, the Hart Interim Library), let me tell you about major upcoming free events sponsored by RPL in partnership with Artists Ensemble Theater!  There will be a book & play script discussion on 2/27, Page to Stage presentation on 3/5, the play itself from 3/8 – 3/18, and World Café-style discussions of the powerful themes on 3/21 and 3/28. 

The play is “Best of Enemies,” based on the nonfiction book The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South, by Osha Gray Davidson. The book provides thoughtful insights into the historical background of Durham, North Carolina, the civil rights movement, and the Ku Klux Klan – setting the stage for an unlikely friendship that developed in the ‘60s between a KKK leader and an African American civil rights activist and single mother, initially as part of meetings on school desegregation.
Join us Tuesday evening, February 27, 7:00-9:00 pm (over coffee & snacks) at the Nordlof Center (118 N. Main St., 2nd floor), as we discuss the book The Best of Enemies and play script. You can check out the book from RPL (we have 20 copies), and you can borrow a copy of the 45-page play from me at RPL (returning on the honor system, Zoe Norwood).  Please register to attend, in www.rplexplorer.org, or by phone to RPL, or emailing me. Come join us!
On Monday, March 5, 6:30-7:30 pm in the Friends Community Room at the East Branch, come to hear a lively presentation by Richard Raether and others with Artists Ensemble, taking you behind the scenes of “Best of Enemies” and how Artists Ensemble prepared for it.  No registration is required.
Now you’ll want to go and see the play, put on by AE from 3/8 to 3/18!  See www.artistsensemble.org. 
After the play completes its run, I’m excited to invite you to World Café-style discussions of important themes raised by it, facilitated by Ellyn Ahmer and Daniel Sommer of “815 Choose Civility”, in the Nordlof Center 2nd floor. You can come on Wednesday, March 21 or Wednesday, March 28, 7:00-9:00 pm.  Issues arise from seeing the strong friendship forged between C.K. Ellis and Ann Atwater through direct conversation, overcoming racial divisions and facing class-based fears. Registration will open soon for these discussions. 
Mar
1
Thu
A Call to Eliminate Racism @ Pilgrim Baptist Church
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A Call to Eliminate Racism

SAVE THE DATES

You are invited to attend 

Hidden Colors: The Rules of Racism”  (video)

Thursdays 6:00-8:00 pm at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1703 S. Central Ave.

January 18, 2018

February 1, 2018

February 15, 2018

March 1, 2018

March 15, 2018 we will meet to discuss and plan next steps.

Questions: Tele: 815-978-6464

E-mail: annrundall@gmail.com or

mdboard@comcast.net

Food served at 6:00 pm and video starts at 6:30.

Mar
5
Mon
YWCA Leader Luncheon @ Giovanni's Restaurant and Convention Center
Mar 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

YWCA Leader Luncheon

March 5 @ 11:30 am1:30 pm

Leader Luncheon XXXVIII: Women of Achievement

Leader Luncheon is the YWCA Northwestern Illinois’s primary fund-raising event. Funds from the event are used to develop and expand programming and advocacies for women and families’ economic self-sufficiency with a clear commitment to the elimination of racism and the empowerment of women.  Go to YWCA website for info on how to register.

 

Keynote Speaker: Lisa Regina

Lisa Regina, Actress, Acting Coach, Filmmaker, Domestic Abuse Survivor, and Founder/Director of the non profit A Write to Heal. Lisa’s experience with domestic abuse by her celebrity actor/fiancee in 2005 led to her commitment to educate and raise awareness around domestic violence. She founded A Write to Heal as way to help other survivors heal through writing.

 

Bright Future Scholarship

Each year, YWCA Northwestern Illinois awards $1,500 Bright Future Scholarships to outstanding female high school seniors. The YWCA is committed to promoting and recognizing our future leaders. The 2018 Bright Future Scholarship deadline is January 19, 2018. Eligible candidates will reside in Boone, Winnebago, Stephenson, or Jo Daviess counties. Contact Marketing and Fund Development office, (815) 968-9681 ext. 308, for further information.

 

YWCA La Voz Latina Scholarship

YWCA Northwestern Illinois is honored to be able to continue the La Voz Latina Scholarship, funded through the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois. This $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a male or female high school senior of of Hispanic/Latino descent, residing in Winnebago, Boone, Stephenson or Jo Daviess Counties. Please download the scholarship application to review eligibility and requirement criteria. Scholarship deadline is January 19, 2018.

 

Leader Luncheon: Women of Achievement Awards

This year’s event will once again honor six outstanding individuals in the categories of Business, Community Leadership, Mentorship, Professions, Promise, and Racial Justice. Nominate a colleague, mentor, or co-worker today.

Page to Stage – “The Best of Enemies” @ Friends Community Room,@ East Branch of the Library
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Page to Stage - "The Best of Enemies" @ Friends Community Room,@ East Branch of the Library

Now that we’re settled in to our interim main library (214 N. Church, the Hart Interim Library), let me tell you about major upcoming free events sponsored by RPL in partnership with Artists Ensemble Theater!  There will be a book & play script discussion on 2/27, Page to Stage presentation on 3/5, the play itself from 3/8 – 3/18, and World Café-style discussions of the powerful themes on 3/21 and 3/28. 

The play is “Best of Enemies,” based on the nonfiction book The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South, by Osha Gray Davidson. The book provides thoughtful insights into the historical background of Durham, North Carolina, the civil rights movement, and the Ku Klux Klan – setting the stage for an unlikely friendship that developed in the ‘60s between a KKK leader and an African American civil rights activist and single mother, initially as part of meetings on school desegregation.
Join us Tuesday evening, February 27, 7:00-9:00 pm (over coffee & snacks) at the Nordlof Center (118 N. Main St., 2nd floor), as we discuss the book The Best of Enemies and play script. You can check out the book from RPL (we have 20 copies), and you can borrow a copy of the 45-page play from me at RPL (returning on the honor system, Zoe Norwood).  Please register to attend, in www.rplexplorer.org, or by phone to RPL, or emailing me. Come join us!
On Monday, March 5, 6:30-7:30 pm in the Friends Community Room at the East Branch, come to hear a lively presentation by Richard Raether and others with Artists Ensemble, taking you behind the scenes of “Best of Enemies” and how Artists Ensemble prepared for it.  No registration is required.
Now you’ll want to go and see the play, put on by AE from 3/8 to 3/18!  See www.artistsensemble.org. 
After the play completes its run, I’m excited to invite you to World Café-style discussions of important themes raised by it, facilitated by Ellyn Ahmer and Daniel Sommer of “815 Choose Civility”, in the Nordlof Center 2nd floor. You can come on Wednesday, March 21 or Wednesday, March 28, 7:00-9:00 pm.  Issues arise from seeing the strong friendship forged between C.K. Ellis and Ann Atwater through direct conversation, overcoming racial divisions and facing class-based fears. Registration will open soon for these discussions. 
Mar
11
Sun
Midway Village Museum – The 1960’s – 2018 Lecture Series @ Midway Village Museum Center
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm

2018 Lecture Schedule

The 1960s was a time of high consumption, experimentation and cultural change. The Connecting with History Series explores the 1960s and the impact it had on our community. We will explore
popular music, fashion and visual culture as well as John F .Kennedy and his visits to Rockford in 1959 and 1960. What were the changes taking place nationally in music, fashion and politics that impacted Rockford? Join us as local historians and experts help us relive life in Rockford fifty years ago.

The Songs They Are a-Changin’: Music of the 1960s
Lecture

Sunday, February 11 • 2 pm
Speaker: Amber Bruns

It surveys Rock, Motown, and Country with artists including the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, and many others.

Details or to purchase tickets:  http://midwayvillage.org/?p=374.

JFK, Rockford, and The Nation
Lecture
Sunday, February 25 • 2 pm
Speaker: Dr. Catherine Forslund of Rockford University

Dr. Forslund will talk about the times JFK visited Rockford and the impact
his administration had on our City.

Details or to purchase tickets:  http://midwayvillage.org/?p=376.

The Visual Culture of the 1960s
Lecture
Sunday, March 11 • 2 pm
Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Langworthy, of Rockford University

Dr. Langworthy will look at the fashion of the 1960s and its broader artistic and cultural context.

Details or to purchase tickets:  http://midwayvillage.org/?p=377.


To register for these lectures, follow the links to each lecture.  You can register online, in-person at the Museum Gift Store or by calling 815-397-9112.

Mar
15
Thu
A Call to Eliminate Racism @ Pilgrim Baptist Church
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A Call to Eliminate Racism

SAVE THE DATES

You are invited to attend 

Hidden Colors: The Rules of Racism”  (video)

Thursdays 6:00-8:00 pm at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1703 S. Central Ave.

January 18, 2018

February 1, 2018

February 15, 2018

March 1, 2018

March 15, 2018 we will meet to discuss and plan next steps.

Questions: Tele: 815-978-6464

E-mail: annrundall@gmail.com or

mdboard@comcast.net

Food served at 6:00 pm and video starts at 6:30.

Mar
21
Wed
“The Best of Enemies” World Café Discussions @ Nordlof Center, 2nd floor
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
"The Best of Enemies" World Café Discussions @ Nordlof Center, 2nd floor | Rockford | Illinois | United States

Now that we’re settled in to our interim main library (214 N. Church, the Hart Interim Library), let me tell you about major upcoming free events sponsored by RPL in partnership with Artists Ensemble Theater!  There will be a book & play script discussion on 2/27, Page to Stage presentation on 3/5, the play itself from 3/8 – 3/18, and World Café-style discussions of the powerful themes on 3/21 and 3/28. 

The play is “Best of Enemies,” based on the nonfiction book The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South, by Osha Gray Davidson. The book provides thoughtful insights into the historical background of Durham, North Carolina, the civil rights movement, and the Ku Klux Klan – setting the stage for an unlikely friendship that developed in the ‘60s between a KKK leader and an African American civil rights activist and single mother, initially as part of meetings on school desegregation.
Join us Tuesday evening, February 27, 7:00-9:00 pm (over coffee & snacks) at the Nordlof Center (118 N. Main St., 2nd floor), as we discuss the book The Best of Enemies and play script. You can check out the book from RPL (we have 20 copies), and you can borrow a copy of the 45-page play from me at RPL (returning on the honor system, Zoe Norwood).  Please register to attend, in www.rplexplorer.org, or by phone to RPL, or emailing me. Come join us!
On Monday, March 5, 6:30-7:30 pm in the Friends Community Room at the East Branch, come to hear a lively presentation by Richard Raether and others with Artists Ensemble, taking you behind the scenes of “Best of Enemies” and how Artists Ensemble prepared for it.  No registration is required.
Now you’ll want to go and see the play, put on by AE from 3/8 to 3/18!  See www.artistsensemble.org. 
After the play completes its run, I’m excited to invite you to World Café-style discussions of important themes raised by it, facilitated by Ellyn Ahmer and Daniel Sommer of “815 Choose Civility”, in the Nordlof Center 2nd floor. You can come on Wednesday, March 21 or Wednesday, March 28, 7:00-9:00 pm.  Issues arise from seeing the strong friendship forged between C.K. Ellis and Ann Atwater through direct conversation, overcoming racial divisions and facing class-based fears. Registration will open soon for these discussions. 
Mar
28
Wed
“The Best of Enemies” World Café Discussions @ Nordlof Center, 2nd floor
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
"The Best of Enemies" World Café Discussions @ Nordlof Center, 2nd floor | Rockford | Illinois | United States

Now that we’re settled in to our interim main library (214 N. Church, the Hart Interim Library), let me tell you about major upcoming free events sponsored by RPL in partnership with Artists Ensemble Theater!  There will be a book & play script discussion on 2/27, Page to Stage presentation on 3/5, the play itself from 3/8 – 3/18, and World Café-style discussions of the powerful themes on 3/21 and 3/28. 

The play is “Best of Enemies,” based on the nonfiction book The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South, by Osha Gray Davidson. The book provides thoughtful insights into the historical background of Durham, North Carolina, the civil rights movement, and the Ku Klux Klan – setting the stage for an unlikely friendship that developed in the ‘60s between a KKK leader and an African American civil rights activist and single mother, initially as part of meetings on school desegregation.
Join us Tuesday evening, February 27, 7:00-9:00 pm (over coffee & snacks) at the Nordlof Center (118 N. Main St., 2nd floor), as we discuss the book The Best of Enemies and play script. You can check out the book from RPL (we have 20 copies), and you can borrow a copy of the 45-page play from me at RPL (returning on the honor system, Zoe Norwood).  Please register to attend, in www.rplexplorer.org, or by phone to RPL, or emailing me. Come join us!
On Monday, March 5, 6:30-7:30 pm in the Friends Community Room at the East Branch, come to hear a lively presentation by Richard Raether and others with Artists Ensemble, taking you behind the scenes of “Best of Enemies” and how Artists Ensemble prepared for it.  No registration is required.
Now you’ll want to go and see the play, put on by AE from 3/8 to 3/18!  See www.artistsensemble.org. 
After the play completes its run, I’m excited to invite you to World Café-style discussions of important themes raised by it, facilitated by Ellyn Ahmer and Daniel Sommer of “815 Choose Civility”, in the Nordlof Center 2nd floor. You can come on Wednesday, March 21 or Wednesday, March 28, 7:00-9:00 pm.  Issues arise from seeing the strong friendship forged between C.K. Ellis and Ann Atwater through direct conversation, overcoming racial divisions and facing class-based fears. Registration will open soon for these discussions.