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Earth@Peace events – Public Forum with Behrouz Boochani and Sister Patricia Fox, 23 April, William Kelly art exhibition, April 26-June 10
23 Apr 7:30 PM - 3 Jun 5:00 PM AEST
Earth@Peace is a 12-month, multifaceted project aiming to put a just and ecologically sustainable peace on the map in Australia, by addressing some of the most critical issues of our time: the way we shape our economy and environment, the relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians, our long-standing dependence on imperial power, military alliances, and the use of force, and our engagement with the peoples of the Asia-Pacific and the diverse cultures and faiths that make up contemporary Australia.
PUBLIC FORUM (April 23rd 7:30pm-10:00pm) Register here
Join us for an evening exploring the most critical issues of our time with leading scholars and practitioners. Moderated by Emeritus Professor Joseph A. Camilleri OAM of La Trobe University, the forum will feature presentations by the panel, followed by a Q&A and lively conversation amongst the participants. The speakers include:
Behrouz Boochani – Outspoken Kurdish-Iranian writer and advocate, Boochani has been detained on Manus Island since 2013, and is author of the widely acclaimed No Friend But The Mountains, which was recently awarded the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Prize. He will be joining the forum by video link.
Sister Patricia Fox – Fox has worked in the Philippines for 27 years, advocating land reform, culturally sensitive education of indigenous peoples, decent jobs and housing for the urban poor, freedom of political prisoners, and justice for the victims of extrajudicial killings. Fox was recently deported from the Philippines after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered an investigation into alleged “illegal political activities.”
WILLIAM KELLY ART EXHIBITION (April 26th – June 10th)
Internationally renowned artist, pacifist and social activist, William Kelly OAM presents a collection of his drawing, sculptures and prints that engage with themes of war, peace, justice and environment. The exhibition runs for six weeks, with the launch at the sold out cultural evening event on April 24th.
The Earth@Peace project also includes a landmark conference (April 23-24) and public cultural evening (April 24), which have both received an enthusiastic response and have reached capacity. Full details on the program of events are available on our website: www.earthatpeace.org.au
We invite you to engage with the project by:
- Attending the above events (and encouraging staff, members and others in your networks to participate)
- Joining our mailing list for periodic updates on the project
- Requesting one or more of our speakers to address issues raised by the project at your event/forum
We would be very appreciative if you could forward the details of these events and this project to your network. Please let me know if you have any questions.