Spring 2024 Training Flow

Building Blocks of Peace 2024 is a 3-month training course (Mar, Apr, May) + 3-month mobilization effort (Jun, Jul, Aug) that mobilizes residents, churches, and organizations in collective action for the wellbeing of our blocks and neighborhoods.

While we strongly encourage you to attend all three trainings, you can attend any you are able to make. Registration for each training is separate and will be opened each month (i.e. registration for April will open following the March training)

DISCOVER

Sat, Mar 2

Learn from local leaders who are modeling ‘faithful presence’ and meet others you can collaborate with in your community.

Recordings

CONNECT

Sat, Apr 6

Share best practices and strategies that can be put into practice alongside other ‘people of action’ in your community.

Recordings

MOBILIZE

Sat, May 4

Collaborate with others to engage ‘strategic locations’ during Hands Across Chicago and throughout the summer.

Recordings

2024 Workshops

Love Your School

Damien Howard & Kimberly Harshman

Circles & Spaces

Gabriel Lerma

Ready to Respond

Donovan Price

Networked for Flourishing

Tim Soerens

Supporting our Migrant Neighbors

Ruth Gossell & Chris Ophus

Learn more about these Workshops

Join us in person. FREE admission. Lunch included. Sessions will be recorded.

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Registration information will be managed by Together Chicago on behalf of the collective


Spread the Word


Summer 2024 United Engagement

The following efforts are strategic times during the summer that we will organize united prayer & action city-wide. We encourage everyone to participate in their local district efforts, and to join city-wide mobilizations as well when possible.

HANDS ACROSS CHICAGO

Memorial Day Weekend

Fri, May 24 – Mon, May 27, 2024

handsacrosschicago.com

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

1st Tuesday in August

Tue, Aug 6, 2024

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Join your district's plans

BUILDING BLOCKS OF PEACE

Practical training for local action

Building Blocks of Peace is multi-organizational effort to mobilize individuals and organizations into collective action for the wellbeing of Chicago. We all have a role to play in the safety of our communities, the social fabric of our neighborhoods, and the wellbeing of our blocks.

VISION

FAITHFUL PRESENCE

Reducing violence and promoting community health through consistent, positive presence in proximity to our homes, churches, and places of need.

TRAINING

PROVEN METHODS

Learning from local leaders who have proven impact in presence-based peacemaking and multiplying effect through training on best practices.

FRAMEWORK

22 CPD DISTRICTS

Organizing and our efforts within the twenty-two Chicago Police Department districts

MOBILIZATION

ACTION PLANS

Syncing our efforts and mobilization plans with other groups, organizations, and district faith-based subcommittees

Building Blocks of Peace

Organize ➤ Equip ➤ Deploy

1 Course, 3 Parts

Mar 5 / Apr 2 / May 7, 10am-1pm

Join us in person. Breakouts over lunch (included). Sessions will be recorded.

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