Peace Doves
to 16 Sep.

Peace Doves

Everyone is invited to host activities that demonstrate their way of creating goodwill and a harmonious, safe and welcoming community. This could be a theme for a school assembly or a class theme. If  your school does choose to be part of the festival please let us know and send some photos that we can share in the newsletter and social media.

This year, in partnership with Launceston Library, the Tamar Valley Peace Trust invites the community to make a promise to Peace; to write a message or draw an image of what Peace means to them.

We have created a Peace Dove template (attached) on which you can write a message or create an image. Once you have finished being creative with your Peace Dove, show it with pride and please send us an image so we can share your message.

If you are working with a group of people…
To do:

  • Discuss Peace  – could be as simple as reading a book.

  • Print enough doves 

  • Encourage people to express what peace means to them by writing or drawing on both sides of the dove .

  • Cut out the dove.

  • Attach your groups work to string to create bunting.

We look forward to seeing the wonderful doves that you create.

There will also be Doves displayed in the ground floor window of Launceston Library from Monday 12th August (And the last few years have generated such an interest that the Doves have stayed on display for a few months)

Peace may be defined in a range of ways – maybe the absence of bullying, war or domestic violence – or greater cultural or environmental harmony.  The lens they use does not matter: the goal is to think about how, as individuals, you can help create a kinder society. 

The Tamar Valley Peace Festival provides a theme and an umbrella under which you can host an event. The Festival will help you with ideas, promote your event and hook you up with venues or other activities.

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DR SIMON LONGSTAFF AO FCPA - a keynote speaker for the 2019 Tamar Community Peace Festival.  (Time and location to be confirmed)
5:00 pm17:00

DR SIMON LONGSTAFF AO FCPA - a keynote speaker for the 2019 Tamar Community Peace Festival. (Time and location to be confirmed)

Time and Venue to be confirmed.

Simon’s distinguished career includes being named as one of AFR Boss’ True Leaders for the 21st century, with Carol Schwartz noting; "I don’t know one CEO or chairman in corporate Australia who has not worked with Simon Longstaff". SimonLongstaff began his working life on Groote Eylandt (Anindilyakwa) in the Northern Territory where he worked in the Safety Department of the then BHP subsidiary, GEMCO. He is proud of his kinship ties with members of the island’s Indigenous community. Following a period studying law in Sydney and a brief career teaching in Tasmania, Simon undertook postgraduate studies in philosophy as a Member of Magdalene College, Cambridge. Simon commenced his work as the first Executive Director of The Ethics Centre in 1991. Simon is a Fellow of CPA Australia and in June 2016, was appointed an Honorary Professor at the Australian National University – based at the National Centre for Indigenous Studies. Formerly serving as the inaugural President of The Australian Association for Professional & Applied Ethics, Simon serves on a number of boards and committees across a broad spectrum of activities. He was formerly a Fellow of the World Economic Forum. In 2013, Dr Longstaff was made an officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for "distinguished service to the community through the promotion of ethical standards in governance and business, to improving corporate responsibility, and to philosophy.

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