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Raising Peace – Reunion and celebration of 100 years of SCI – Peace Festival

Dear member,


International Volunteers for Peace invite you for the

Reunion and celebration of 100 years of SCI

Peace Festival

Sunday 20th September: 2pm to 8pm
107 Project, 107 Redfern Street, Redfern

What’s happening and why? SCI is 100 years old in 2020. This is an invitation to a reunion for IVP members and a celebration of IVP’s contribution to peace. Meet old friends, exchange memories, be inspired by what is happening in the field of peace.

But wait, there’s more! The Peace Festival will be a public event and many other peace groups will join us with stalls and exhibitions, movies, speakers. The Nobel Peace Prize medal will be on display. There will be activities, music and refreshments. An fantastic exhibition celebrating peace will be on display at the same venue from 20th Sept to 4th Oct. More details will be provided on the IVP website closer to the date including a detailed program and booking information.

How can you help?
Put it in your diary and commit to being there.
Get in touch to offer assistance and help shape the event.
Renew your membership before or at the event.
Make a donation towards the event.
Volunteer at the event. Help out with refreshments or with your event management or marketing skills.
We are making a big effort to contact all previous IVP members and need your help with that too. Please spread the word to anyone you know who was once associated with IVP as well as your friends and networks.

COVID-19 restrictions may impact on the event and if necessary we will postpone it, but the event will go ahead. A decision on postponement will be made in the next few weeks.

Organised by: International Volunteers for Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (NSW), who both celebrate 100 years in 2020, and the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network.

Participating organisations: International Campaign Against Nuclear weapons, SEARCH Foundation, Australian Anti-Bases Campaign Coalition, Pax Christi, PEN Sydney, Marrickville Peace Group, The Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education, Pace e Bene, Medical Association for the Prevention of War, Teachers Federation, Wage Peace, United Nations Association of Australia, Peacifica, Quakers.


103A Goldsmith Street,
Goulburn NSW 2580


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