Peace Calendar

Apr
23
Tue
Diversity and Social Justice: Dr. Mona Sue Weissmark @ Rock Valley College, Physical Education Center
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm
Diversity and Social Justice:  Dr. Mona Sue Weissmark @ Rock Valley College, Physical Education Center

8th ANNUAL DAVID H. CASKEY MEMORIAL LECTURE

                                           Diversity and Social Justice                                                         Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Mona Sue Weissmark

Dr. Weissmark brings both new understanding and new questions to the concept of diversity and social justice that resonates with current events throughout the world.  The detailing of the concept of justice and injustice as both personal and intergenerational has implications for both individuals and society as we witness polarization in the U.S. today.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019   —   6:00 pm Rock Valley College

Physical Education Center (PEC)  —  3301 N. Mulford Road, Rockford

A Free Presentation  —  All Are Welcome

Dr. Mona Sue Weissmark is the founder and former director of the Program Initiative for Global Studies at Northwestern University and the founder and former director for the Center for Social Justice in Chicago.  She is part-time Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and also teaches the course “Plychology of Diversity’ and conducts research on diversity and social justice at Harvard University.

Sponsored by the David Caskey family, the Philosophy Department, and the RVC Foundation.  To request disability-related accomodations, please contact Julie Hernandez at (815) 921-3388.  Advance notice is preferred.

 

Apr
27
Sat
THE GREAT WAKE-UP DAY @ Various Locations, see description
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am
THE GREAT WAKE-UP DAY @ Various Locations, see description

The Great Wake-Up Day

ACTION.  LEARNING.  ART.  MUSIC.  POETRY

APRIL 27, 2019

Wake-Up to the Beauty of Nature – Fall in love with this world.  Wake-up to the “GREAT TURNING” from Climate Crisis to Interdependence and Resilience

9:00 am – noon  THE GREAT AMERICAN CLEAN-UP with Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful |  register at www.KNIB.org

2:00 pm  “TRUTH IN 10”  presentation by the Northern Illinois Chapter of the Climate Reality Project AT Unitarian Universalist Church (UU), 4848 Turner Ave, Rockford, IL

3:00 pm INITIATION TO THE UNIVERSE at UU – Gather at library to embark together on an interactive outdoor experience (regardless of weather)

6:00 pm ART/WRITING GALLERY  at Emmanuel Lutheran Church (ELC) 920 3rd Avenue, Rockford, IL

7:00 pm WAKE-UP CONCERT – MUSIC, POETRY, AND PERFORMANCES at ELC

8:00 pm RECEPTION IN GALLERY at ELC

To become involved as an artist or for more info, email Jim Roberts at JAROB401@aol.com

http://www.RockfordCoalition.org

 

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Apr
28
Sun
Ring In Spring! A Benefit Handbell Concert For The Al Otro Lado Border Rights Project @ Second First Church
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm
Ring In Spring!  A Benefit Handbell Concert For The Al Otro Lado Border Rights Project @ Second First Church

Ring in Spring!  A Benefit Handbell Concert

for the Al Otro Lado Border Rights Project

Join Us!

As inhabitants of this big, beautiful world, we recognize our neighbors come from every corner of the globe – and it is our calling to love them all.  Join us as we shine the light of hope on our brothers and sisters at the border and lend our support to one amazing organization dedicated to providing them with much-needed legal assistance.

Featuring the Martin Ringers, Carillons, Tower Ringers, Bellcantos, and Peanut Ringers, along with vocalist Vanessa Nieva, and local attorney, Linda Zuba, who has been working closely with Al Otro Lado to positively impact the lives of asylum seekers waiting at the border. After the concert, we will gather in the dining room for a time of fellowship, as we enjoy a delicious dessert buffet with our friends and neighbors.

Admission is free. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Al Otro Lado Border Rights Project, which provides legal assistance to asylum seekers in Tijuana, Mexico, who wish to present themselves to U.S. officials at the port of entry, educating them about their rights in the process and accompanying them at the port of entry to ensure U.S. officials do not illegally turn them away or separate families.

Apr
29
Mon
On-Going Monday Night Meditation Gathering @ The Baha'i Center
Apr 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
On-Going Monday Night Meditation Gathering @ The Baha'i Center | Rockford | Illinois | United States

Gatherings are Held
Monday Nights in Rockford IL at The Baha’i Center

We ask everyone to arrive between 6:00pm & 6:15pm and our Gathering starts at 6:30pm

6:30pm-7:30pm Meditation and Satsang “Sacred Discussion”

7:30pm-8:30pm Community Sharing and Getting to Know Each Other
Please contact us to RSVP via phone at 815-566-1525 so we can have a number count for each gathering!!!

 

What to Bring

Bring a friend, family member, child, elder, and an open mind. Yes Childreen are welcome as long as they can sit in mindfulness with us, if not they will be asked to leave!

come with a pillow, cusion to sit on, or if you need a chair we will have some

from 7:30pm-8:30pm we share small snacks, coffee and tea, if you would like to bring something to share please do

From time to time we also sell spiritual and meditation items and can take a check, cash, or credit cards for these items

We ask for a minimum $5.00 per person Love Offering Donation, and No One is ever turned away for lack of giving. This help covers our operational costs and from time to time to host special guests within our community.

Feel free to share this gathering, our website, and facebook page at Bruce Whitewolf with your friends and family we thank you for your support and hope to see you soon!!!

Namaste and Blessings my Friends, We Hope To See You On The Journey of Truth and Self Discovery!

May
5
Sun
Yom Hashoah Memorial Observance @ U of I College of Medicine Auditorium
May 5 @ 3:00 pm
Yom Hashoah Memorial Observance @ U of I College of Medicine Auditorium

Yom Hashoah Memorial Observance

Please join us for our annual Community Holocaust Commemoration Program

Sunday, May 5 at 3:00 pm
University of Illinois College of Medicine, 1601 Parkview Ave., Rockford, IL 61107

Candle lighting and memorial ceremony
Students age ten and older are encouraged to attend
They are the last generation that will be able to hear from a survivor

Featured Speaker ~ George Levy Mueller

George Levy Mueller was born in Germany to Max and Lucie Levy. In 1938, George and his family were forced out of their home, and forced to live in a Juden Haus (Jew House). On November 9th, during Kristallnacht George’s father and uncle were arrested and taken to Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Following Kristallnacht, George and his sister Ursula were sent to Holland, where they lived in a convent until 1943. In 1943, George and his sister were deported to Vught concentration camp, then to Westerbork and finally to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany. They were liberated in April 1945, by the Russian army, while on a death train. George and Ursula returned to Holland and eventually came to the United States in 1947.

For more information, contact the Jewish Federation
815-997-0286 or rockfordfederation@sbcglobal.net
Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Rockford
This event is free and open to the public

May
6
Mon
On-Going Monday Night Meditation Gathering @ The Baha'i Center
May 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
On-Going Monday Night Meditation Gathering @ The Baha'i Center | Rockford | Illinois | United States

Gatherings are Held
Monday Nights in Rockford IL at The Baha’i Center

We ask everyone to arrive between 6:00pm & 6:15pm and our Gathering starts at 6:30pm

6:30pm-7:30pm Meditation and Satsang “Sacred Discussion”

7:30pm-8:30pm Community Sharing and Getting to Know Each Other
Please contact us to RSVP via phone at 815-566-1525 so we can have a number count for each gathering!!!

 

What to Bring

Bring a friend, family member, child, elder, and an open mind. Yes Childreen are welcome as long as they can sit in mindfulness with us, if not they will be asked to leave!

come with a pillow, cusion to sit on, or if you need a chair we will have some

from 7:30pm-8:30pm we share small snacks, coffee and tea, if you would like to bring something to share please do

From time to time we also sell spiritual and meditation items and can take a check, cash, or credit cards for these items

We ask for a minimum $5.00 per person Love Offering Donation, and No One is ever turned away for lack of giving. This help covers our operational costs and from time to time to host special guests within our community.

Feel free to share this gathering, our website, and facebook page at Bruce Whitewolf with your friends and family we thank you for your support and hope to see you soon!!!

Namaste and Blessings my Friends, We Hope To See You On The Journey of Truth and Self Discovery!

May
13
Mon
On-Going Monday Night Meditation Gathering @ The Baha'i Center
May 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
On-Going Monday Night Meditation Gathering @ The Baha'i Center | Rockford | Illinois | United States

Gatherings are Held
Monday Nights in Rockford IL at The Baha’i Center

We ask everyone to arrive between 6:00pm & 6:15pm and our Gathering starts at 6:30pm

6:30pm-7:30pm Meditation and Satsang “Sacred Discussion”

7:30pm-8:30pm Community Sharing and Getting to Know Each Other
Please contact us to RSVP via phone at 815-566-1525 so we can have a number count for each gathering!!!

 

What to Bring

Bring a friend, family member, child, elder, and an open mind. Yes Childreen are welcome as long as they can sit in mindfulness with us, if not they will be asked to leave!

come with a pillow, cusion to sit on, or if you need a chair we will have some

from 7:30pm-8:30pm we share small snacks, coffee and tea, if you would like to bring something to share please do

From time to time we also sell spiritual and meditation items and can take a check, cash, or credit cards for these items

We ask for a minimum $5.00 per person Love Offering Donation, and No One is ever turned away for lack of giving. This help covers our operational costs and from time to time to host special guests within our community.

Feel free to share this gathering, our website, and facebook page at Bruce Whitewolf with your friends and family we thank you for your support and hope to see you soon!!!

Namaste and Blessings my Friends, We Hope To See You On The Journey of Truth and Self Discovery!

May
20
Mon
On-Going Monday Night Meditation Gathering @ The Baha'i Center
May 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
On-Going Monday Night Meditation Gathering @ The Baha'i Center | Rockford | Illinois | United States

Gatherings are Held
Monday Nights in Rockford IL at The Baha’i Center

We ask everyone to arrive between 6:00pm & 6:15pm and our Gathering starts at 6:30pm

6:30pm-7:30pm Meditation and Satsang “Sacred Discussion”

7:30pm-8:30pm Community Sharing and Getting to Know Each Other
Please contact us to RSVP via phone at 815-566-1525 so we can have a number count for each gathering!!!

 

What to Bring

Bring a friend, family member, child, elder, and an open mind. Yes Childreen are welcome as long as they can sit in mindfulness with us, if not they will be asked to leave!

come with a pillow, cusion to sit on, or if you need a chair we will have some

from 7:30pm-8:30pm we share small snacks, coffee and tea, if you would like to bring something to share please do

From time to time we also sell spiritual and meditation items and can take a check, cash, or credit cards for these items

We ask for a minimum $5.00 per person Love Offering Donation, and No One is ever turned away for lack of giving. This help covers our operational costs and from time to time to host special guests within our community.

Feel free to share this gathering, our website, and facebook page at Bruce Whitewolf with your friends and family we thank you for your support and hope to see you soon!!!

Namaste and Blessings my Friends, We Hope To See You On The Journey of Truth and Self Discovery!

May
27
Mon
On-Going Monday Night Meditation Gathering @ The Baha'i Center
May 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
On-Going Monday Night Meditation Gathering @ The Baha'i Center | Rockford | Illinois | United States

Gatherings are Held
Monday Nights in Rockford IL at The Baha’i Center

We ask everyone to arrive between 6:00pm & 6:15pm and our Gathering starts at 6:30pm

6:30pm-7:30pm Meditation and Satsang “Sacred Discussion”

7:30pm-8:30pm Community Sharing and Getting to Know Each Other
Please contact us to RSVP via phone at 815-566-1525 so we can have a number count for each gathering!!!

 

What to Bring

Bring a friend, family member, child, elder, and an open mind. Yes Childreen are welcome as long as they can sit in mindfulness with us, if not they will be asked to leave!

come with a pillow, cusion to sit on, or if you need a chair we will have some

from 7:30pm-8:30pm we share small snacks, coffee and tea, if you would like to bring something to share please do

From time to time we also sell spiritual and meditation items and can take a check, cash, or credit cards for these items

We ask for a minimum $5.00 per person Love Offering Donation, and No One is ever turned away for lack of giving. This help covers our operational costs and from time to time to host special guests within our community.

Feel free to share this gathering, our website, and facebook page at Bruce Whitewolf with your friends and family we thank you for your support and hope to see you soon!!!

Namaste and Blessings my Friends, We Hope To See You On The Journey of Truth and Self Discovery!