You’re invited to a night of weaving and treats.
To make stars and connect with others committed to ending violence.
Hello lovely kin,
Stars made on the night will contribute towards the incredible and inspiring One Million Stars to End Violence– an Art Project by Maryann Talia Pau.
7pm, Thursday April 30th 2015
The Cowork Collective, 421 Lygon St Brunswick East
Your Baker’s Drawer (if you have one) stacked with sharable snacks, or otherwise a beautiful plate to share, your favourite scissors and a bottle of plonk (if that’s your thing).
There is no cost of this event, but space are limited so please RSVP by 5pm Wednesday 29th April to Kate: firstname.lastname@example.org or Candy: email@example.com.
1 Million Stars to End Violence is a love and peace filled project that brings people together around the world to say ‘no’ to all forms of violence. There’s no denying that domestic violence, violence on the streets, violence in our work places and schools is happening right now. It’s often hard to know what to do to help those suffering and to help prevent violence.
“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of STARS. Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only LIGHT can do that.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.
As founder of the project Maryann Talia Pau describes on the onemillionstars.net:
“The Million Stars project is one solution and one way to help people feel like we can do something about it and not be overwhelmed by all that is broken and wrong with humanity.
The short term goal is to weave 1 million stars and to display them in Queensland, 2018. The long term goal is be light and courage for each other and not act violently with our words and actions, but with passion and generosity.
25,000 stars have been woven and collected so far. Every woven star reminds us that we have to MAKE peace and that it doesn’t just happen. Every star is a commitment to resist violence and revenge. Many of these stars have been woven with forgiveness and hope for healing. Ending violence is OUR responsibility, not one person, not one organisation or leader. Us.”
Here’s a little heads up on how to weave a star. But don’t worry, Candy will be teaching us all on the night. (Even if you can’t make it to the workshop, you can make stars and send them to Maryann. Deets on the website.
Hope to see you there. Much love,
#onemillionstars #endviolence #starweaver #getyourstarweaveon