Peace Calendar

Sep
19
Thu
FORUM SERIES: Equity Is A Foundation For Peace @ Rockford University - Maddox Theatre
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm
FORUM SERIES:  Equity Is A Foundation For Peace @ Rockford University - Maddox Theatre

Equity is a Foundation for Peace – Xavier Ramey
Thursday, September 19, 7 p.m.
Maddox Theatre, Clark Arts Center

This lecture is made possible by Connect2Peace,

Rockford Rotary Club, and Eliminate Racism 815.

Xavier Ramey will provide a keynote that brings the issues of social equity, community development, peace-making, and history together for attendees such that their understanding of how the relationships they choose and do not choose, impact the world itself. He will invite each listener to consider how peace requires an understanding of injustice, history, and deciding to stand up for those we often stand upon.

Sep
20
Fri
ROCKFORD NEW PLAY FEST @ The West Side Show Room
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm
ROCKFORD NEW PLAY FEST @ The West Side Show Room

2019 ROCKFORD NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
STAGED READING
Sept 20 & 21, 2019 | 7pm CST
The West Side Show Room
1414 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103
Admission: FREE
Get Tickets (click here)
In its fifth year, the Rockford New Play Festival gives established and aspiring playwrights from the Rockford Area the opportunity to have their plays presented professionally to the public alongside the work of national and international playwrights.
This year we asked playwrights to write new ten page plays inspired by the theme “Over… The Edge.” We are interested in works that explore society’s artificial boundaries: the effect they have on the people of both sides— and those who risk everything to cross over.
Six scripts were chosen as official selections of the festival, and announced on July 15th, 2019.
Each play will be presented in a staged reading in Rockford, Illinois on September 20th and 21st, 2019 at 7pm CST. The September 20th staged reading will be broadcast on Facebook Live.
Each of the six playwrights receives a $200 royalty for their play.

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

Promposal by Mika Doyle (Rockford, IL)
A teenage girl has a deceptively simple daughter/father talk in the family van while working up the nerve to ask her date to the prom.

Up There by Sandra Hosking (Newman Lake, WA)
A pair of friends hike down a steep mountain to the river’s edge and realize what comes down– must go back up!

Why? by Chris Widney (New York, NY)
We all know the chicken wanted to get to the other side– but what was she running from?

Rainbow Warriors by Linda Zuba (Rockford, IL)
A Rockford, Illinois lawyer keeps her promise to pass along the stories of courage, hope and love from the countless mothers she has encountered at the southern border of the United States.

Violet Mustard-Brimley, Will You Please Be My First Kiss Please?
(If You Should So Choose) by Matthew Weaver (Spokane, WA)
A popular vlogger and online influencer takes the Blue Kiss No. 35 challenge with Kale2927.

Starlight by Andrew Lee (Hamilton, ON)
When Alex’s partner Agnes begins to lose her sight, she starts labeling objects throughout the house with memories written in braille.

Sep
21
Sat
ROCKFORD NEW PLAY FEST @ The West Side Show Room
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm
ROCKFORD NEW PLAY FEST @ The West Side Show Room

2019 ROCKFORD NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
STAGED READING
Sept 20 & 21, 2019 | 7pm CST
The West Side Show Room
1414 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103
Admission: FREE
Get Tickets (click here)
In its fifth year, the Rockford New Play Festival gives established and aspiring playwrights from the Rockford Area the opportunity to have their plays presented professionally to the public alongside the work of national and international playwrights.
This year we asked playwrights to write new ten page plays inspired by the theme “Over… The Edge.” We are interested in works that explore society’s artificial boundaries: the effect they have on the people of both sides— and those who risk everything to cross over.
Six scripts were chosen as official selections of the festival, and announced on July 15th, 2019.
Each play will be presented in a staged reading in Rockford, Illinois on September 20th and 21st, 2019 at 7pm CST. The September 20th staged reading will be broadcast on Facebook Live.
Each of the six playwrights receives a $200 royalty for their play.

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

Promposal by Mika Doyle (Rockford, IL)
A teenage girl has a deceptively simple daughter/father talk in the family van while working up the nerve to ask her date to the prom.

Up There by Sandra Hosking (Newman Lake, WA)
A pair of friends hike down a steep mountain to the river’s edge and realize what comes down– must go back up!

Why? by Chris Widney (New York, NY)
We all know the chicken wanted to get to the other side– but what was she running from?

Rainbow Warriors by Linda Zuba (Rockford, IL)
A Rockford, Illinois lawyer keeps her promise to pass along the stories of courage, hope and love from the countless mothers she has encountered at the southern border of the United States.

Violet Mustard-Brimley, Will You Please Be My First Kiss Please?
(If You Should So Choose) by Matthew Weaver (Spokane, WA)
A popular vlogger and online influencer takes the Blue Kiss No. 35 challenge with Kale2927.

Starlight by Andrew Lee (Hamilton, ON)
When Alex’s partner Agnes begins to lose her sight, she starts labeling objects throughout the house with memories written in braille.

Sep
22
Sun
OPEN HOUSES OF WORSHIP @ Temple Beth-El & Muslim Community Center
Sep 22 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
OPEN HOUSES OF WORSHIP @ Temple Beth-El & Muslim Community Center

The Open Houses of Worship will be Sunday, Sep. 22, 2019, from 1:30 to 4:30pm. Two different faith communities invite you to hear about their faith and enjoy a tour of their worship center.

WHERE:
Begin at 1:30 pm – Temple Beth El, 1203 Comanche Drive, Rockford, one block east of N Alpine.

then drive to: 

3:00 pm at the Muslim Community Center, 5921 Darlene Dr., south and west of Harrison and S. Mulford

Individuals or groups are welcome. People are encouraged to carpool or travel in their own vehicles.

The Rockford Interfaith Council has representatives from every major faith and many denominations who pray and work for a tolerant community. The Interfaith Council also hosts the annual Mayor’s Thanksgiving Service the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

For more information, Call Phyllis Peterson, of the Rockford Interfaith Council at 815-633-0492, or Rockford Urban Ministries, 815-964-7111.