Host a Pop-Up for Peace and Justice gathering to watch a debate and talk about the issues of peace, war, violence, and extremism facing us abroad and at home!
First Presidential Debate
Date and Time: Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, 9 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. EST
Location: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Vice Presidential Debate
Date and Time: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, 9 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. EST
Location: Longwood University, Farmville, VA
Second Presidential Debate
Date and Time: Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, 9 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. EST
Location: Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Third Presidential Debate
Date and Time: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, 9 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. EST
Location: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
Steps to Organizing in Your Community
Choose what type of event to host: host a gathering in your home, make it potluck and invite friends or ask a local restaurant or coffeeshop to make space available and reach out to the larger community. Host a watch party at a church, temple, or mosque.
Choose one of the debates and set up a watch part for that date and time. Debate schedule can be found here! -- hyperlink “Debate schedule can be found here!” with this link (http://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2016-debate-schedule/2016-presidential-debate-schedule/)
Create a Facebook event and share with your friends!
Create a list of alternative questions for the candidates and topics of discussion YOU would like to see brought to the table. You can check out our 10-point peace platform for ideas.
Change the conversation! Change the world!
- Wanna take it to the next level? Ask people to bring a canned food or used-clothing donation to support your favorite local food bank or homeless shelter.
Steps to Organizing on Your Campus
Hold a debate watch party with a local student organization or chapter
Build coalitions with student organizers that focus on different issues to broaden the conversation - you will learn a lot from talking to people whose passions and issues intersect with, but are different from yours!
Start a mobilizing for peace, justice, truth, and accountability!
After your Pop-Up for Peace and Justice, please send a short report back (number of people, how the discussion went, a funny or moving quote) to [email protected]. Post photos to your own Facebook page or Twitter account with the hashtag #President4Peace!
Whether you're at a Pop-up for Peace and Justice or watching the debates solo, you can join in the virtual peace community via social media! Check out our handy social media guide for more information, sample posts and pro-peach hashtags!