Building Blocks of Peace

Organize ➤ Equip ➤ Deploy

1 Course, 3 Dates

Thanks to all who participated in our 2021 trainings!

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Spring 2021 Training Course

Building Blocks of Peace 2021 is a 3-month training course (Mar, Apr, May) + 3-month mobilization effort (Jun, Jul, Aug) that will help you connect with others in your community to get organized, become more equipped, and deploy local faith-rooted mobilization in places of need in your police district.

Throughout the training and practical actions, you will be introduced to your district’s faith-based committees and mobilization plans, and additional opportunities for peacemaking resources.

Participants who complete the trainings and practicum (minimum of three hours each month over six months) will receive a certificate of completion which may be applied towards Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credits at the North Park University School of Professional Studies if they choose to enroll and satisfy further assessment requirements.

MARCH

ORGANIZE

SaturdayMarch 610am-Noon

Part 1 of this 3-month mobilization course will be focused on organizing.

Learn from practitioners how to identify stakeholders and grow in collaboration. Each of us has a role to play in our communities!

Building Blocks of Peace

APRIL

EQUIP

SaturdayApril 310am-Noon

Part 2 of this 3-month mobilization course will be focused on equipping.

Learn best practices and strategies that you can put into practice alongside other stakeholders in your community and police district.

Building Blocks of Peace

MAY

DEPLOY

SaturdayMay 110am-Noon

Part 3 of this 3-month mobilization course will be focused on deploying.

Learn how to join others in your district in night walks, prayer corners, peace campaign, hot spot mobilizations, and community care.

*Each part of Building Blocks of Peace will be administered as a Zoom Webinar — please register below, and the webinar link will be emailed to you prior to the trainings.

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

Summer 2021 Faith-in-Action

MAY

HANDS ACROSS CHICAGO

Memorial Day Weekend

United prayer & action for peace in Chicagoland

JUNE

ENGAGE

District / Local Mobilizations

Connect with your district’s strategy and actions

JULY

ENGAGE

District / Local Mobilizations

Connect with your district’s strategy and actions

AUGUST

ENGAGE

District / Local Mobilizations

Connect with your district’s strategy and actions

OCTOBER

CELEBRATION & NEXT STEPS

Wednesday, October 6

Sharing a meal together, testimonies, passing out certificates to those who completed BBOP

Building Blocks of Peace is a partnership of

BUILDING BLOCKS OF PEACE

Practical training for local action

Building Blocks of Peace is multi-organizational effort to mobilize people of faith 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 each district faith-based subcommittee

Past Building Blocks of Peace Trainings