Peace Calendar

Good News Announcement! @ Pilgrim Baptist Church
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm


We will have a surprise, good news announcement

and so want everyone to come to Pilgrim Baptist Church

on Tuesday, Dec 11 for a potluck at 6:00 pm.

You will learn about the “Good News”

and also hear from all four Action Teams about the progress they are making.

Ann Rundall

Swedish Glögg & Pepparkakor Open House @ NORDIC CULTURAL CENTER
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Swedish Glögg & Pepparkakor Open House @ NORDIC CULTURAL CENTER   | Rockford | Illinois | United States

Enjoy a time to mingle and celebrate the season with wine, glögg, saft, appetizers, and Christmas music!

Held at the newly renovated Nordic Cultural Center, come and enjoy a festive night of food and friendship!

Location:  327 South Third Street, Rockford
(the Nordic Cultural Center is located diagonally from the  Erlander Home Museum)

Time: 5:30- 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $ 15 members / $ 20 non-members

Please RSVP by December 7th and purchase tickets:

Please feel free to contact us at 815-963-5559 or

FAMILY DAY! LEARN THE ART OF RECYCLING @ KNIB Rockford Recycle Center & Roscoe Recycle Center
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
FAMILY DAY!  LEARN THE ART OF RECYCLING @ KNIB Rockford Recycle Center & Roscoe Recycle Center


December 15,2018

9:00am to12:00 noon

Bring the family (kids 14 and older) and volunteer to help Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful!  Learn the “Art of Recycling” and see how the recyclable commodities are collected, sorted and baled.

The KNIB Rockford Recycle Center – 4665 Hydraulic Road, Rockford


The KNIB Roscoe Recycle Center – 13125 North 2nd Street, Roscoe


Book Discussion – “That Men Know So Little of Men” @ Montague Public Library
Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Book Discussion - "That Men Know So Little of Men" @ Montague Public Library | Rockford | Illinois | United States

Book Discussion

We will discuss the topic, the history of African-Americans in Rockford based on 2 books.  You may chose to read just one of these books and share what you learned with others.  Books are available at the Rockford Public Library  Email Mary Stuart-Carruthers to make arrangements to get a book or contact the library.  Copies are very limited.  (

That Men Know So Little of Men  by Barbara Chapman:  This book is a history of Aftican-Americans in Rockford 1834-1973.  “We think this is the first book which documents the contribution of blacks to the Rockford community.  Documented too, are the many obstacles which they overcame (or went around) in achieving their objectives.” (1975)

African Americans in Early Rockford, 1834-1871 by John L. Molyneaux;  This book will be a unique resource for the study of early Rockford with bearing on the abolition movement, the Civil War, African-American history, foundation of the civil rights movement, and the simultaneous presence of bigotry and tolerance.”  (2000)

Sponsored by The Community Initiative for Racial and Social Justice.

A Program of the Institute for the Oneness of Humanity in partnership with the Rockford Public Library