Peace Walk Planning Meeting

Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Visitors are invited and welcomed to our monthly meetings which occur on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. at the Al Aqsa Islamic Academy:

1501 N Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19122 - map

Meetings are informal and lively. They provide a more frequent setting, beyond the peace walk itself, to develop and strengthen our interfaith and personal relationships through our program planning.  Typically meetings begin with brief introductions and a meditation period, followed by discussion of a variety of issues. In addition to planning for the annual peace walk, we organize volunteer work projects, interfaith and race dialogue groups, and small teams that visit local congregations for interfaith outreach.   For more information on how to join, help or become a partner in peace with the Walk, please contact us.


Call of meeting to order by facilitator (Peter Handler)  (Recorder: Rachel Steinig).

  • Appointment of a timekeeper (2 m.)
  • Distribution of sign-in sheet
  • Welcome of guests and self-introduction of attendees around the table (5 m.)

Opening reflection / moment of silence (Imelda Cruz) (5 m.)

  • Response to reflection by those wishing to respond (10 m.) 

Agenda review (3 m.) (including additions/changes)

  • Minutes of 3/16/16 meeting see below)

Reports, Planning and Discussion

  • Financial Statement  (V. Compher) (2 m.)
  • Program Committee and Day of Walk Planning (L. Toia et al) (75 m.)
  • Program
  • Review of Walk Tasks/Volunteers:
  • Logistics: Bus(es); Civil Affairs / crowd monitoring
  • Special programs with texts
  • Speaker coordination
  • Bus coordination
  • Physical/Medical assistance
  • Donations / baskets
  • Civil Affairs / PD Coordination
  • Walk crew / volunteers / armbands
  • Sign-In sheets
  • Peace Walk items for purchase
  • Food
  • Final outreach
  • Website / Social Media report (S. Steinig, A. Ibrahim) (5 m.)
  • Dinner Dialogues (B. Lazin) (5 m.)

Decisions made at this meeting  (Recorder) (5 m.)

Facilitator, Recorder and Reflection leader for May 18, 2016 meeting (5 m.)  
Distribution of fliers / information sheets of upcoming events (see also below for various Calendar of Events items) (5 m.)

Minutes of 3/16/16 Meeting (by Peter Handler)