November Membership Letter from Membership Chair: Sharon Cooper




To Our Members and Friends of People to People Delaware, 

We hope this letter finds you safe and well.  As we move into the Fall and the holiday season, it is a time to reflect on gratitude. The change of seasons brings natural beauty in many forms.  Also, we have been blessed with mild fall weather and the opportunity to be outside and interact with others, which is always welcome. 

PTPDE is grateful for our growing membership and or ability to stay connected to all of you through our Zoom programs.  We hope you have been able to participate in our recent programs which include the Circle of Understanding on Tajikistan and Covid-19: Focus Africa.  PTPDE also participated in Delaware Peace Week in partnership with the Academy for Peace/Stop the Violence Coalition, Inc. with a socially distanced, outside, in-person program,  Peace of Mind: Know Justice, Know Peace.  Several of these programs are available for you to view on our website, 

The holiday season will look different for most of us this year as we navigate the challenge of Covid-19.  To those of you who have lost loved ones, who are struggling with the stress of social isolation or who are dealing with the financial challenges in our current economy, you are in our thoughts and in our hearts.  Our organization, as is true for many non-profits, is working to manage reductions in funding due to the pandemic.  We are grateful about the promise of several vaccines in the near future that offer the hope of better times to come for all of us. We look forward to the time when PTPDE can offer in-person programs and we can deepen our connections to all of you. 

We are grateful for the contributions and support from all of our members and friends.  We will continue to work on creative ways to foster international connections and grow our mission of Peace through Understanding.  We always welcome your ideas and participation and invite you to consider joining one of our committees: Membership, Public Relations, or Program. 

PTPDE believes that we are stronger together and that in challenging times it is meaningful to find ways to come together.  In that spirit, we would like you to join us for a Zoom Meet and Greet program on Sunday, November 29 at 4:30.  Please be equipped with paper and pen.   You can use the link HERE to pre-register. The flier for the event is also below. We hope you can join us for some fun and conversation. 

Sharon Cooper 

October Membership Letter from Co-Presidents: Saleem Kahn & Jean Raleigh

Membership Letter from Co-Presidents: Saleem Kahn & Jean Raleigh

Download a PDF Version of the letter via the above image or read the text below

Dear Friends and Members,


Gathering virtually has been our PTPDE goal since the Covid-19 pandemic stopped all active, in-person programs.  We hope that you have joined us via Zoom as we have presented: Year of the Woman: Courageous Women of the World; Covid-19: Focus on Africa; and Circle of Understanding: Tajikistan.  We also offered our Art from the Heart exhibit during Peace Week Delaware.


If you wish to offer creative ideas for programs, please contact the Board at!  We contemplate opportunities to partner with other organizations to connect with people around the world using Zoom.  The possibilities are endless and you can help make that happen!


If you wish to be more involved, please let us know as we have openings on our Membership, Programs, and Public Relations committees. Also you could join our Books for Youth or Peace Week Projects.  It is a fun way to meet and interact with more people in our Chapter!


If you wish to donate at a higher level, we would appreciate your added support during this challenging year of 2020.


It is inspiring to witness the members of PTPDE stepping up to provide countless volunteer hours.  Why do we get so involved?  Because we all believe that we 

can make the world a better place by building relationships with other peoples around the world.  We welcome you to join us! 


Thank you for the opportunity to serve PTPDE!


Jean Raleigh  



 Co-presidents Dr. Saleem Khan and Jean Raleigh



Program Videos


January 10, 2021 – 2pm to 3pm


Members of People to People International (PTPI) in Switzerland will talk about
what is happening in their country and how they have been impacted as
musicians during the closure of almost all musical events.


 Presented by Layokat (Kate) Rasulova.


Please join People to People Delaware to learn about the country of Tajikistan located in Central Asia, formerly the Soviet Union.

Connections Covid 19: Focus Africa September 9th @ 6:00 pm



Connections Covid 19: Focus Africa

PTPDE Africa Covid 19 september 9th 6pm

Learn how global Friends of People to People Delaware Chapter
manage to stay in touch by use of technology. Today we are all
affected by Covid-19 corona virus. This program will bring together
panelists to share experiences and projects affecting themselves
and their communities in Togo, Benin, Ghana, Namibia,
Cote d’Ivoire and South Africa.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 @ 6PM EDT, USA

WHERE: Click Here

PDF Version: Here

Or the Flyer above to Join us via zoom
password 786

Dial-in only option: 646-568-7788, meeting ID 764-434-3506#,
password 786#

Tajikistan: Circles of Understanding September 15 @ 7:00 pm



Tajikistan: Circles of Understanding

circles of understanding: tajikastan flyer
Please join People to People Delaware via Zoom to learn about the country of Tajikistan located in Central Asia, formerly the Soviet Union. The program will be presented by Layokat (Kate) Rasulova.


Kate is originally from Tajikistan. She moved to the US in 2007 and
became a US citizen in 2014. Kate graduated from the University of
Montana with a BS in History/Central Southwest Asian Studies and a Master’s in Public Administration; completing two internships with the World Affairs Council and Linguistics Program. Kate is fluent in both Russian and Tajik (Farsi). Kate currently holds the position of
Administrator for the Volunteer Delaware 50 Plus program under the
DHSS department where she manages 1200 volunteers.
WHEN: September 15, 2020 @ 7pm
WHERE: Here, password 786
Dial-in only option: 646-568-7788
Meeting ID 764-434-3506#
Password 786#

PDF Version:Here

Or the Flyer above to Join us via zoom

Dial-in only option: 646-568-7788, meeting ID 764-434-3506#,
password 786#

She Changed the World: An Evening w/ Carla Stone-August 5th @ 7PM

She Changed the


Y E A R  O F  T H E  W O M A N : C O U R A G E O U S W O M E N I N


B Y C A R L A  S Y D N E Y  S T O N E

People to People Delaware invites you to learn how through their
work, courageous women improve the economic, educational,
health, environmental, political, technological, and financial
condition of other women and children, members of their
community, their country and the world


WHEN: August 5, 2020 @ 7pm


WHERE: Event link Here


If you are interested in learning more about the Event, GO HERE