Peace Lecture

     United Nations – International Day of Peace               

Sunday 21 September from 2.00pm

BriPeace dovesbane Peace Lecture

by Professor Larissa Behrendt

Professor of Law and Director of Research at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at the University of Technology

2011 Australian of the Year. 

Where:  St John’s Cathedral, 373 Ann Street BrisbanePeace movement

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Peace is celebrated each year on September 21 to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace.  The International Day of Peace is also a day of ceasefire – personal and political. 

This United Nations Brisbane Peace Lecture will enable Brisbane citizens to join with people all over the world to support the struggle for justice and promote peace. GriffithUQ

The United Nations invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities and to commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace. 

All welcome – no charge – limited numbers – supper Worldprovided.

Register by contacting; unaaqld@optusnet.com.au or phone 07 3254 1096

   

 

 

2 thoughts on “Peace Lecture

  1. Georgina Gartland

    Would you have a copy/ link to this speech please. On the very same day Desmond Tutu Statement on Australian Aboriginal Rights on UN Day of World Peace (Sept 21 2014) was received and sent out widely http://www.tutu.org.za/archbishop-tutus-prayer-for-the-rights-of-aboriginal-peoples
    Story was published SMH / The Age/ WA Todat etc http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/desmond-tutu-lay-bare-the-horrors-of-the-past-20140921-

    Please alo know
    2) Aboriginal Elder, and retired Rev. Dr. Djiniyini Gondarra OAM, wrote an open letter to PM Abbott on Monday, SEpt 29th as attached. Within his letter Djiniyini calls for a right for First Nations people to determine their own futures and for the inclusion of a pathway to treaties within the recognition process. You may have seen The Australian article http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/indigenous/indigenous-leader-welcomes-tony-abbotts-support-for-recognition/story-fn9hm1pm-1227074304646

    3) The 8 minutes Treaties you tube is at http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au or you tube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU_H0oIQy60 Media release sent at time explain a little more

    ‘concerned Australians’ MEDIA RELEASE August 2014

    Aboriginal Peoples have waited more than 200 years for formal and binding agreements with Government. They want the opportunity to take control over their lives and to determine their futures through legal agreements, compacts, covenants or treaties established in law and enforceable through the courts.

    There has been a growing resurgence of calls from all parts of the country for Government to start negotiating treaties with Aboriginal Peoples.

    Those who watched the Q &A programme that was recorded at the Garma Festival [of August 4th 2014], will realise that the time has come for Government, with our support, to respond to the wishes of the Aboriginal Peoples.

    It was 1975 when Australia ratified the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights guaranteeing self-determination to Aboriginal Peoples.
    The time is long overdue for Government to sit down with Aboriginal Peoples across Australia and to negotiate agreements that will return to them their rights.

    Please watch this 8 minute You-tube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU_H0oIQy60

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