Tamar Peace Festival
In 2015 a group of committed Launceston citizens formed the Tamar Community Peace Trust with the aim of promoting a more peaceful approach to conflict resolution - from community, social, environmental and global perspectives.
The concept of the Peace Trust was initiated by long-time peace activist Mrs Jean Hearn. Jean was inspired by the late Tasmanian Governor Peter Underwood’s 2014 Anzac Day address where he issued a challenge to all Tasmanians to actively strive for peace on a daily basis and learn ways of resolving conflict without violence. He challenged us, in remembrance of all those who died or were damaged in war, to do something, to learn how to create peace.
Peace, in this context, is not only about the conflict of wars: it is about our behaviour as citizens of local communities and global societies. It relates to the conflict and violence in our homes and on our streets and it is also about celebrating diversity (Tamar Peace Festival Facebook Page).
The Tamar Peace Festival will celebrate the roles of art, diversity, education and sport in building community cohesion and goodwill between people. Community groups, organisations and individuals will be invited to, under the Festival banner, conduct activities that support the concept of community kindness, tolerance and non-conflict resolution.
For more information see Tamar Community Peace.
Friday, 28 July 2017 | 12:00 AM
Launceston - various locations, St John Street, Launceston 7250 View Map