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July 2017

Tamar Peace Festival

July 28 @ 8:00 am - July 30 @ 5:00 pm
Launceston [Venue TBA] Launceston, TAS Australia + Google Map

In the spirit of creating a time and place to ‘learn peace’, the Launceston and Tamar community will come together for a three-day festival. It will provide a framework in which individuals and organisations can define and share what ‘peace’ means to them. The 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…

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Planting for Peace

July 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

'Planting for Peace' will give community an opportunity to come together to paint up a ceramic pot and then plant out some flower or vegetable seedlings to grow at home. A FREE light lunch will be available. Pots, Plants and potting soil will be supplied. Wheelchair access available.

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Why Tasmania needs a Human Rights Act

July 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Scotch Oakburn College, Horton Auditorium, 85 Penquite Road
Launceston, TAS Australia
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Panel Discussion and Public Forum We hear a lot about freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom from discrimination. But, really, how well are the rights and freedoms of Tasmanians protected? And what about the right to an education, adequate housing and a clean environment? What happens if one person’s rights conflict with those of another’s? Why do some states have a Human Rights Act and others (like Tasmania) do not? Come and hear from a distinguished panel about…

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August 2017

Hiroshima Day Memorial Vigil

August 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Parliament House Lawn Hobart Hobart, TAS Australia + Google Map

Join us for the Hiroshima Vigil!

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Homelessness Week Event

August 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mathers Place, 108 Bathurst Street
Hobart, TAS Australia
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We would love for you to come along to our Homelessness Week event, which will be opened by The Deputy Lord Mayor Alderman Ron Christie. The event is an open invitation for people to take part in activities such as the Talking Couches, Pop Up Recordings, Projection Installation. Light refreshments will be provided by Louie’s Van. We are very proud to collaborate with Hobart City Council to raise awareness on homelessness in Tasmania and we look forward to seeing everyone…

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Hobart Human Library for Multicultural Communities

August 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Moonah Arts Centre, 23-27 Albert Road
Moonah, TAS Australia
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Come and enjoy a library where the ‘books’ are living people. Have conversations with a diverse range of people from the community. A Fairer World and Glenorchy City Council are providing a Hobart Human Library experience for people from multicultural communities, or those working with migrants. This event is complimentary and followed by a catered lunch. RSVP by August 21st. Places are limited.

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September 2017

*** Human Rights Awards

September 4 @ 8:00 am - September 7 @ 5:00 pm

The Tasmanian Human Rights Week Committee is now taking nominations for nine Human Rights Awards: Individual Award Organisation Award A Fairer World School Award Lucy Henry Mental Health Award Angus Downie Print Journalism Award Multicultural Award LGBTI Award Youth Award Robin Hood AM Sport Award Nominations close 5pm Friday 6 October 2017 For each award a certificate and prize of $500 will be presented at the conferring ceremony in December 2017. Please follow the link below for more information or…

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Youth Court – A Window of Opportunity

September 6 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
UTAS Immersive Video Conference Rooms + Google Map

Chief Magistrate Catherine Geason will be joined by Department of Education Youth Court Officer Kym Duggin to discuss the structure of Youth Court and how it provides an opportunity for young people to change their offending lifestyles. Ms Geason was appointed the state's first female Chief Magistrate in October last year, after six years on the Magistrates Court of Tasmania. During that six years she served as Youth Justice Court Magistrate, Court Mandated Drug Magistrate and Mental Health Diversion List…

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Tasmania – Imagine Sustainable Tourism – Specialist Panel Discussion

September 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
University of Tasmania School of Art, Hunter Street
Hobart, TAS Australia
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Join a Community conversation exploring Tasmania’s present and future opportunities highlighted by 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Hosted by Judy Tierney, Tasmanian and national award winning journalist with ABC radio and television for over 35 years. Panelists include: - Ben Rea: Owner of Tasmanian EBike Adventures presents a fresh understanding from recent adventure research expedition in Gwaii Haanas National Park, Canada. Ben has a 25 year history of observing Wilderness tourism in Gwaii Haanas, an…

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Women, Peace and Security Roundtable

September 12 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Women’s Health Centre, 25 Lefroy Street
North Hobart, TAS Australia
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In 2017 the Annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security will focus on expanding our understanding of what WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY (WPS) means in practice across the diversity of women’s experiences in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to attending the roundtables, a two-page background paper will be circulated to all registered participants. Focus of discussions at Roundtables - What does WPS mean in practice? - What are the key issues, experiences and information which influence this…

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