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You are invited to a celebration for International Day of Peace and 100 years of peace-making by IVP/SCI and WILPF NSW

Sunday 20 Sept: 2pm to 4pm
107 Project, 107 Redfern Street, Redfern

It is necessary to restrict numbers at this event so we would appreciate it if you would indicate your intention to attend:  https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=643476


This will be a COVID safe space. You will need to register on arrival.  Social distancing will be observed.

If you are not able to attend in person, we invite you to watch the Livestream on the IVP Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IVPAustralia

2.00 pm Arrivals, registration, meet and greet

2.15 pm  

  • Acknowledgement of Country
  • Introduction to Raising Peace
  • Introduction to 100 years of IVP and WILPF NSW
  • Speaker:  Lee Rhiannon, former Senator of NSW Legislative Council, member of The Greens
  • Speaker:  Stuart Rees, former Director of the Sydney Peace Foundation
  • Short video
  • Introduction to IPAN
  • Raising Peace continuation, future events
  • Cutting the celebratory cakes
  • Champagne and refreshments

4.00pm Conclusion

The main events of Raising Peace have been deferred due to Covid-19 restrictions. Planning continues and the event will take place as soon as conditions are favourable at least by the middle of 2021.  

Raising Peace Festival – still to come

Our goal is to celebrate the contributions of grass roots organisations working for peace and related issues. More than 20 organisations and individuals will join together to display their campaigns, achievements, publications. There will be colourful stalls, exhibitions, movies, speakers, refreshments, entertainment, activities for children and ICAN’s Nobel Peace Prize medal will be on display. An online program will be organised for those who cannot be there in person. A detailed program will be announced closer to the date (tba).  

Organised by: International Volunteers for Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (NSW), and Independent and Peaceful Australia Network

Participating organisations: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons, Australian Anti-Bases Campaign Coalition, PEN Sydney, People for Nuclear Disarmament, Marrickville Peace Group, Medical Association for the Prevention of War, Sydney Peace and Justice Coalition, Teachers Federation, Wage Peace, West Papua Association, United Nations Association of Australia, Peacifica, Quakers Australia, Pax Christi, Peace Bus, SEARCH Foundation, Safe Ground, Uluru Statement, Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service.

Organisations wishing to participate please contact us at raisingpeace2020@gmail.com