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Launceston Human Library
Jul.
31
11:00 am11:00

Launceston Human Library

The Launceston Human Library sets up a comfortable space for dialogue and interaction where members of the public are given an opportunity to speak informally with a living Book who tells a story about her or his experience. A `reader' enters the story by asking questions or telling about their own experiences. It's up to reader and living Book how they will use the time they can spend together. The Books are varied in age, sex and cultural background. The human library enables groups to break stereotypes by challenging prejudice in a positive and humorous manner. It is a concrete, easily transferable and affordable way of promoting tolerance and understanding. Our program wants to be a simple and direct contribution to social cohesion in Launceston. 
The program runs thanks to the participation and involvement of volunteers.

Website: www.launcestonhumanlibrary.com.au/

On Sunday 31st July we will be chatting over a cuppa at a very friendly venue - City Baptist. Everyone is welcome - just walk in! 

Our volunteers will meet you and introduce you to a Human Book.

If you want to get an idea of our Book title collection, go to http://www.launcestonhumanlibrary.com.au/index.php?Books

Venue: City Baptist Church, 11 Frederick St. (opposite Princes Square)

Nathalie Servant:Nathalie.Servant@launceston.tas.gov.au

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The Peace Poetry Session
Jul.
30
2:00 pm14:00

The Peace Poetry Session

Public performance by Tasmanian poets on the theme of Peace.

Tasmanian poets will participate in a 2-hour session, reading and performing work on the theme of Peace.

Venue: Shots on Wax, 147 St John Street, Launceston

30/7/2016 start time 2pm - finish 4pm

Event/Project Contact: Nancy Corbett

Event/Project Contact: nancy.corbett8@bigpond.com

Does your venue have wheelchair access: yes

Group /Organisation: Launceston Poets

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 Peace session for little people (aged 5-12)
Jul.
30
11:00 am11:00

Peace session for little people (aged 5-12)

Local teacher and community members will conduct a Peace session for little people (aged 5-12) in the children’s section of LINC on Saturday 30th July from 11-12.  They will share some books about peace with children, collect their ideas and then encourage them to decorate the LINC windows with their messages and images about peace using liquid chalk.  

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Prayer Mats for Peace - Please come and join the conversation.
Jul.
30
10:00 am10:00

Prayer Mats for Peace - Please come and join the conversation.

Local women come together to talk about peace and the idea that Islam is a peaceful religion.  They work together to create a prayer mat created by local artist Mehrangiz Modaress Tabatabaei.

Event/Project Discription: We believe it is important to remind our community that Islam is a peaceful religion.  We hope to do this by encouraging Muslim and non-Muslim women from our local community to work together to create one or two beautiful mats which celebrate peace through the context of Islam.  Local artist Mehrangiz Modaress Tabatabaei will work with women from the Women’s Friendship Group, Glen Dhu Primary School Conversation Group, TasTAFE and the Migrant Resource Centre to plan and begin working on the project.  The mat will then be taken to the ground floor of LINC Launceston where members of the general public will be invited to join these women for conversations and creation of the mats.  Once finished, the mats will be displayed on the first floor in LINC.  The project will be documented and also shown in LINC.

Mehrangiz Modaress Tabatabaei will be working at LINC on Friday the 29th July and Saturday 30th July so that the general public may also join the conversations creating the mats.

Business Hours for LINC: Thursday 9:30am–6pm Friday 9:30am–7pm  Saturday 9:30am–2pm Sunday Closed  Tuesday 9:30am–6pm   Wednesday 9:30am–6pm

 

Other Information:

We would like families from our refugee communities to see LINC as somewhere they can spend time with their families, sharing books with their children or accessing other services.  Although some of them may access LINC for classes, meetings, etc.  We would like them to enjoy the space with their children to encourage a love of books and reading for them all.

wheelchair access: Yes

Group /Organisation: Women’s Friendship Group, Glen Dhu Primary School Women’s Conversation Group, TasTAFE, Migrant Resource Centre.

 

Event/Project Contact: Mehrangiz Modaress Tabatabaei.

Event/Project Contact: mehrangiz.modarrestabatabaei@utas.edu.au

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College Peace Gathering
Jul.
29
12:20 pm12:20

College Peace Gathering

  • Scotch Oakburn College Health and PE Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

School Assembly

A school celebration assembly with a peace theme, including music, poetry and guest speakers.

This will be the second event after a very successful inaugural peace gathering in 2015

Event/Project Contact: Stuart Walls

Event/Project Contact: stuart.walls@soc.tas.edu.au

wheelchair access: yes

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Dance in a circle of peace
Jul.
11
to 8 Aug.

Dance in a circle of peace

Group: Launceston Circle Dance Group.

9.45 to 11.45 every Monday

11 July, 18 July, 25 July, 1 August and 8 August

Event: Participatory dancing

Join us as we dance simple, gentle, meditative dances in a circle of peace. Traditional folk dances from Europe were the foundation for the Sacred/Circle dance movement which celebrates 40 years this July. Communities where dancing was mainly in circles were recognised as more peaceful, unified, democratic and egalitarian. Our music and dances come from many communities and cultures - including modern choreographies based on similar steps.

We dance every Monday - including most Public Holidays - and all dances are taught as needed by the participants of the day.

Venue: St Catherine's Hall, 190 Penquite Rd Norwood (next to IGA)

Contact: Julie Walpole  walpole_julie@bigpond.com

Wheelchair access: Yes

Participation Cost: $5

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Prayer Mats for Peace - please come and join the conversation...
Jun.
18
10:00 am10:00

Prayer Mats for Peace - please come and join the conversation...

On Saturday 18 June at Launceston LINC Local artist Mehrangiz Modaress Tabatabaei will work with women from the Women’s Friendship Group, Glen Dhu Primary School Conversation Group, TasTAFE and the Migrant Resourcer on the Prayer Mats for Peace.

The mat will be at the ground floor of Launceston LINC Saturday June 18th where members of the general public are invited to join the women for conversations and creation of the mats.

Event/Project Discription: We believe it is important to remind our community that Islam is a peaceful religion.  We hope to do this by encouraging Muslim and non-Muslim women from our local community to work together to create one or two beautiful mats which celebrate peace through the context of Islam.  Local artist Mehrangiz Modaress Tabatabaei will work with women from the Women’s Friendship Group, Glen Dhu Primary School Conversation Group, TasTAFE and the Migrant Resource Centre to plan and begin working on the project.  The mat will then be taken to the ground floor of LINC Launceston where members of the general public will be invited to join these women for conversations and creation of the mats.  Once finished, the mats will be displayed on the first floor in LINC.  The project will be documented and also shown in LINC.

Mehrangiz Modaress Tabatabaei will be working at LINC on Friday the 29th July and Saturday 30th July so that the general public may also join the conversations creating the mats.

Business Hours for LINC: Thursday 9:30am–6pm Friday 9:30am–7pm  Saturday 9:30am–2pm Sunday Closed  Tuesday 9:30am–6pm   Wednesday 9:30am–6pm

Other Information:

We would like families from our refugee communities to see LINC as somewhere they can spend time with their families, sharing books with their children or accessing other services.  Although some of them may access LINC for classes, meetings, etc.  We would like them to enjoy the space with their children to encourage a love of books and reading for them all.

wheelchair access: Yes

Group /Organisation: Women’s Friendship Group, Glen Dhu Primary School Women’s Conversation Group, TasTAFE, Migrant Resource Centre.

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