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Dayton Opera presents Gian Carlo Menotti's The Consul as part of a city wide peace initiative


Making a more peaceful world is a goal that everyone can get behind. To achieve that, it helps to have a shared perspective. 

Of course, everyone receives information differently. Some like unfiltered facts; some like the interpretation that a range of experiences can provide. Arts can play that role. 

It is in that spirit that the Dayton organizations listed here offer two months of experiences to help us all move a little closer to the ultimate goal: finding ways, small and large, to create a just and sustainable society. 

Join the quest. 

FREE TALKS
PATRICK REYNOLDS, CONDUCTOR, DAYTON OPERA’S THE CONSUL
DAYTON INTERNATIONAL PEACE MUSEUM
Maestro Reynolds speaks about current themes such as immigration and how they are reflected in the arts, specifically the Dayton Opera production of The Consul. The topic for the Saturday talk will be "Immigration and The Consul – a Community Conversation." Joining Mr. Reynolds will be community thought leaders Kevin Kelly, Kathy Rowell, Dalma Grandjean, Ryu-Kyung Kim and Deena Jacob.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 11:00 am
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 7:00 pm
More at daytonpeacemuseum.org 

PEACEBUILDERS WALK AND VILLAGE
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
RIVERSCAPE DOWNTOWN

Enjoy the Peacebuilder Village, a leisurely stroll in Downtown Dayton with friends and neighbors, and live music sponsored by WYSO in the evening.
More at peaceheroeswalk.org 

PEACE DAYTON ALLIANCE
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

Events Throughout September
More at peacedayton.org/eventcalendar 

“MENOTTI AND MORE”
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 7:30 pm
FREE, UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON SEARS RECITAL HALL

Special concert featuring five singers from the Dayton Opera cast of Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Consul.
More at udayton.edu/calendar  

PEACE LITERACY DAYTON FILM FORUM
“LOCKED IN A BOX” and “TO BREATHE FREE,” FREE FILMS
MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 7:00 pm

Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 7:00 pm
Fazl-i-Umar Dayton Mosque
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 5:30 pm
Sinclair College
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 7:00 pm
Meet the filmmaker! Westminster Presbyterian Church
More on Facebook: Peace Literacy Dayton Film Forum 

“PASSING OVER”
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 5:30 pm
LIGHT DINNER AND TALK
ST. ALBERT THE GREAT

More at cssmv.org 

“WELCOME TO SHELBYVILLE”
MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 7:00 pm

Film, Wilmington College, Kelly Center
“WELCOMING THE OTHER”
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1:00 pm

Panel, Wilmington College, Kelly Center
“WAGING PEACE”
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 7:30 pm

Jim Keady, Wilmington College, Arts Center
More at daytonpeacemuseum.org 

DAYTON OPERA
THE CONSUL 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 8:00 pm and SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 3:00 pm
SCHUSTER CENTER

Reserve your seats now for the capstone event of Building Peace Through the Arts. Composer Gian Carlo Menotti’s opera was first presented in 1950, yet its timely themes of immigration and the struggle for freedom against oppression are torn from today’s headlines. This production is a collaboration with the University of Dayton’s First-Year Arts Immersion Program.
Tickets and info at daytonperformingarts.org or (888) 228-3630 

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION
DISCUSSION ON COLM TOÍBÍN
 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm 
DAYTON PUBLIC LIBRARY MAIN, EICHELBERGER FORUM, 1st FLOOR, ROOM 103
 
Carol Loranger, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair of English, Wright State University, leads discussion about Colm Toíbín, the 2017 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award recipient. Community leaders/readers include Sharon Short, Executive Director of the Antioch Writers' Workshop and author of My One Square Inch of Alaska, and Greg Anderson, Associate Professor of History at Ohio State University and author of The Athenian Experiment: Building an Imagined Political Community in Ancient Attica, 508–490 B.C. 
More at daytonmetrolibrary.org/events 

CONVERSATION WITH 2017 DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE WINNERS 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2017; 9:30 am REGISTRATION, 10:00 am PROGRAM 
SINCLAIR COLLEGE, PONITZ CENTER, BUILDING 12 
Reservations are required by Wednesday, October 28; reply to Linda Harrison at peaceliterature@att.net. A $15 donation is payable at the registration table by cash or check to DLPP Foundation; no credit cards. Seating is limited. Book signing after the program with books available for purchase. Free underground parking is available near Building 12 off W. 4th Street. 
More at daytonliterarypeaceprize.org 

BROOKLYN: AN EVENING WITH COLM TOÍBÍN 
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017, 7:30 pm 
THE NEON, 130 E. 5th STREET, DAYTON 
The Dayton Literary Peace Prize hosts a showing of Brooklyn, based on the novel by Colm Toíbín, followed by a discussion with Mr. Toíbín. Only 133 seats are available; tickets are $25 and are available through Eventbrite.com and at The Neon (tickets purchased through Eventbrite will be at the Will Call table inside The Neon's entrance on the night). 
More at neonmovies.com 

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