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Dayton Peace Museum Reaches Out to Youth with TIPS Program

Sep 8, 2016
Students in the Dayton Peace Museum's TIPS program
Michael Kelly / WYSO

As children of a Jordanian-American mother and a Syrian-American father - both parents practicing Muslims, sisters Jenna and Selma feel fortunate not to have experienced serious racism or bullying at school or in their neighborhood. The Dayton area teens feel lucky they are in a school that supports diversity and enforces a policy of zero tolerance for bullying and racism. They know too, many teens in the Miami Valley face schools and communities where intolerance and even violence are sadly common.

Aullwood Candle Dipping is on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 2:30. Candle dipping using beeswax creates special memories at Aullwood. The glow of a dipped candle is the perfect way to “warm up” a cold winter night.

Tonight, Saturday and Sunday at The Schuster is Dreamgirls and it is full of onstage joy and backstage drama. It tells the story of an up-and-coming, 1960s singing girl group. I saw it this week and it is a WOW!

On Saturday the Little Miami River Kleeners, needs some local volunteers in a one-day, hands-on outdoor conservation project to  improve habitat on the Little Miami River.

On Sunday, The Dayton International Peace Museum presents “Iran: Yesterday and Today.” which includes a Rick Steves Public TV video and a local expert.  This is Sunday at 2:00pm

Two Headed Theatre is doing a benefit for Artemis of Dayton with a staged reading of The Vagina Monologues. This is tonight and Saturday, 8pm at The Yellow Cab Building in Downtown Dayton. This show will be here in Yellow Springs on Sunday at 7pm at The John Bryan Center.

The "PeaceWalker," Jesse-Blue Forrest will speak about Gandhi's Salt March and the Military Draft. This will be on Sunday at 3:00pm at the Dayton International Peace Museum.

The Dayton International Peace Museum has two events on Sunday.  Their new exhibition, "Peacemakers: Women of Liberia," will open at 12:30 p.m.  It features the work of 2 of our 2012 Nobel Peace Prize laureates and other Liberian women who came together to end Liberia's civil wars.

And the film In the Land of Blood and Honey will be screened by The Neon Movies, at 3 p.m. in partnership with the Peace Museum.

The Peace Museum's new exhibit has twelve powerful portraits from artist Robert Shetterly's series, 'Americans Who Tell the Truth.' Each portrait includes a quote and short biography.  One of the portraits is of Paul K. Chappell, a West Point Graduate from California who has spoken three times in Dayton. Dayton International Peace Museum and always free admission.

John Broughton

Today at 8:00pm the Stivers Jazz Orchestra with Derrick Gardner are performing. This is at Stivers School for the Arts….check it out at stivers.org

Waterfalls, ponds and garden trains are some of the amazing features on the DeWeese Ridgecrest Garden Showcase on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eight gardens in the DeWeese Ridgecrest neighborhood are on the tour which will be held rain or shine.  Tickets can be purchased at the tour table at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark. You may drive, bike or walk from garden to garden.

If you are interested in "Nonviolent Communication" then on Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Diane Diller will conduct a workshop on "Compassionate Conversation", a non-violent way to find common ground with others. This is at the Dayton International Peace Museum, and all are welcome.

The UpDayton 2012 Summit is here…today at the DAI….and it starts at 2:00!

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