This coming week is International Day of Peace Week.
This is way more than a day on the calendar.
Countries at war have held a ceasefire for a day, and much more. I invite us each to find a way to acknowledge and further the goals of peace in OUR lives and world.
There are a heap of events that I know of coming up in Brisbane over the next few weeks. Here's a start to keeping track of them, to not miss out on any. :-). All these are exceptionally reasonably priced. You could even attend every one of them as they don't overlap.
18 September, 6.30pm - 7.30pm : WITHOUT BORDERS: MUSICIANS AS PEACEMAKERS. Hosted by Musicians without Borders. Qld Conservatorium Griffith University, Grey St Sth Brisbane.
20 September, 5pm : STREET PICKET FOR ABORTION RIGHTS (George St CBD at Reddacliff Place).
Thurs 21 September :INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE LECTURE - St John's Cathedral. Prof Henry Reynolds:* Australia's Unnecessary Wars* (7-9pm, however arrive at 5pm for recognition of Ralph Summy as Brisbane agent of peace. Also live music and free supper and networking.)
Friday 6 October, 7pm - 11pm : The SCENE (Social Change Education Network and Exchange). This month: With Jessica Walker and Mojhan Shamsalipoor. Jessica is Deputy Principal at Yeronga SHS which has stood up for Mojhan, the Iranian asylum seeker who the Aust govt still has under threat of being sent back to Iran.https://www.facebook.com/events/2151366148423716/.
Saturday 7 October, 2pm - 3.30pm: STOP ADANI BIG DAY OF ACTION. (Brothers Rugby Club, 103 Crosby Rd, Albion). Joining up with Sea Shepherd to create a huge human sign to photograph. See the link for what to wear etc. Followed by Stop Adani talks.
Saturday 7 October, 6pm -9pm : WOMEN HOWLING AT THE MOON - SPEAK FROM THE HEART. (Inner Brisbane venue) A gathering of women in Brisbane and environs passionate about a joyous life and creating a just and sustainable world, and the inner/outer work for that to happen. FeaturingJanelle Manton. (Women only)https://www.facebook.com/events/1712486665713323/
Sunday 8 October, 9pm - 1pm : HALF DAY WORKSHOP FOR COURAGEOUS WOMEN LEADERS : Create the Mindset to be Unstoppable on Your Terms! with Chris Henderson.(Light Centre for Transformation, Fig Tree Pocket.). A joyous practical focus on the key elements for shifting realisation of our respective visions and results to another level. (Women only).
Sunday 8 October, 2.00pm - 5pm : WILPF 2017 PEACEWOMEN AWARDS - Brisbane Women Peace Makers. (Stone Restaurant, Mantra South Bank). Includes presentation of new research on the forgotten women peace makers of Brisbane from WW1 to the 1030s. Plus honours peace activists of Brisbane in the early 1960s. (All welcome)