Ashland Culture of Peace Commission is hosting various concerts, labyrinths, vigils, talking circles for the 11 Days for Peace. 9/11 is the beginning of 11 Days for Peace culminating on 9/21 the International Day of Peace.

Ashland Culture of Peace Commission (ACPC) is celebrating one year of exploring a new culture that may become peace in our community. Individuals come together to take on hard questions and reveal solutions. Our focus is on how we can change from a culture that promotes separation, fear and violence into one of compassion and peace. Every individual, business, organization and agency is invited to be a Pathway To Peace.

(5:30 to 6:30pm) A vigil will be held each day on the Ashland Plaza throughout the 11 Days for Peace where challenges to peace are explored. These vigils are an opportunity for the community of Ashland to stand together in mourning, in solidarity, and in the discomfort to feel together what has happened, what is happening, and what we are allowing to continue to happen. The vigils are an exercise in sitting together, with intention, full attention to feel the pain of these issues.

 

A talking circle will be held daily from 11 am to noon at the Ashland Culture of Peace Commission office, 33 First St. Suite 1, Ashland, to explore qualities that help create peace solutions. Our daily focus includes: Forgiveness, Inclusivity, Accountability, Compassion, Respect, Gratitude, Embracing Change, Love, Empathy, and Peace.

 

We invite you to explore,experience, share and participate in creating a Culture of Peace within – and in our beloved city.

 

For more info contact us: http://www.ashlandcpc.org

33 First St. Suite 1, Ashland, OR 97520 ashlandcpc@gmail.com • Tel: 541-552-1061

 

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Celebrating 11 Days for Peace in Ashland

9/11 - 9/21 International Day of Peace
 

Please check out the evolving schedule for each day and participate in creating a culture of peace in our town.

 

Saturday 9/10/16
1-5pm: Artist Reception with Marcine Quenzer. Ashland Public Library
6pm-7pm: Peace Ceremony with Marcine Quenzer @ Lithia Park entrance lawn


Sunday 9/11/16
12:00pm: 9/11 memorial ceremony. Southern Oregon Regional Peace Pole, US Cellular Park. Lighting of Peace Flame. Directions to Southern Oregon Regional Peace Pole, US Cellular Community Park, 300 Lowry Ln, Medford, Oregon (click here)  
1-3pm: Marcine Quenzer story telling. Ashland Public Library
2:00-4:30pm: Concert and labyrinth experience. Ashland United Methodist Church
5:30-6:30pm: Ashland Plaza Community Peace Vigil: Making Peace Inclusive to All.
Topic: Culture of War and Violence held by Veterans for Peace


Monday 9/12/16
11am-noon: Talking Circle: ACPC Office. “Forgiveness”- Why is forgiveness essential to creating a culture of peace and why is it so hard to do?
5:30-6:30pm: Ashland Plaza Community Peace Vigil: Making Peace Inclusive to All.
Topic: Sexual Abuse and Sex Trafficking held by Courtney Dukelow


Tuesday 9/13/16
11am-noon: Talking Circle: ACPC Office. “Inclusivity”- In what ways do I actively include people different from me? Where and why do I not?
5:30-6:30pm: Ashland Plaza Community Peace Vigil: Making Peace Inclusive to All.
Topic: Addiction held by Norma Burton


Wednesday 9/14/16
11am-noon: Talking Circle: ACPC Office. “Accountability”- Do I acknowledge the ways in which my thoughts and actions perpetuate violence? In what ways do I blame others for a lack of peace in the world? In what ways do I live from a sense of accountability?
5:30-6:30pm: Ashland Plaza Community Peace Vigil: Making Peace Inclusive to All.
Topic: Environmental Degradation held by KSWild


Thursday 9/15/16
11am-noon: Talking Circle: ACPC Office. “Compassion”- Do I open my heart to the pain in the world? What do I do with that pain? In what ways do I shield my heart? At what cost?
5:30-6:30pm: Ashland Plaza Community Peace Vigil: Making Peace Inclusive to All.
Topic: Homelessness and the Affordable Housing Crisis held by Jason and Venessa Houk


Friday 9/16/16
11am-noon: Talking Circle: ACPC Office. “Respect”- Do I practice respect for myself, others and the planet? What makes us lose respect for any of the above?
5:30-6:30pm: Ashland Plaza Community Peace Vigil: Making Peace Inclusive to All.
Topic: The Prison Industrial Complex held by Katherine Warren(&Possibly Resolve)


Saturday 9/17/16
11am-noon: Talking Circle: ACPC Office. “Gratitude”- Do I appreciate all that I have and experience? Do I have gratitude for what I don’t have? Why is this important in creating a culture of peace?
5:30-6:30pm: Ashland Plaza Community Peace Vigil: Making Peace Inclusive to All.
Topic: Acknowledging Historical Trauma held by Red Earth Descendants


Sunday 9/18/16
11am-noon: Talking Circle: ACPC Office. “Embracing Change”- Do I embrace change or resist it? What’s the cost of not changing?
4-6pm: O.N.E. Space (Gresham Room library)
5:30-6:30pm: Ashland Plaza Community Peace Vigil: Making Peace Inclusive to All.
Topic: Racism and Inequity held by Racial Equity Coalition


Monday 9/19/16
11am-noon: Talking Circle: ACPC Office. “Love”- Do I bring my heart into daily life? Am I willing to risk emotional pain?
5:30-6:30pm: Ashland Plaza Community Peace Vigil: Making Peace Inclusive to All.
Topic: Patriarchy and the Mother Wound held by O.N.E.space


Tuesday 9/20/16
11am-noon: Talking Circle: ACPC Office. “Empathy”- With what people is it the easiest to empathize? With whom is it hardest? Is empathy ever the wrong response?
5:30-6:30pm: Ashland Plaza Community Peace Vigil: Making Peace Inclusive to All.
Topic: Food Injustice held by Chris Hardy


Wednesday 9/21/16 - ACPC 1st Year Anniversary & International Peace Day
10am-2pm: Ashland school children’s program. Methodist Church.
11am-noon: Talking Circle: ACPC Office. “Peace”- How do we celebrate peace in the world on a regular basis? Where does peace live within each of us?
3:30-4:30pm: Ashland Plaza Community Peace Vigil: Topic: Peace Activists Throughout History held by ACPC in Solidarity with the Interfaith Community

Wednesday 9/21/16 5:00-8:30pm: ACPC Celebration at Ashland United Methodist Church/ Wesley Hall

5:00 pm - 5:15 pm Introduction and year review David Wick and others

5:15 pm - 5:30 pm West African Drumming

5:30 pm - 5:50 pm Students reading noted Peace Day essays and poetry.

5:50 pm - 6:00 pm West African Drumming

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Intro and Matthew Fox

6:30 pm - 6:45 Q&A with Matthew

6:45 pm - 7:00 pm break

7:00pm - 8:30 pm Cecilia St. King concert

 

*All times are subject to change, please check http://www.ashlandcpc.org website for most current vigil topics and schedules.

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