Raising Peace Festival | The Future of the Peace Movement in Australia
Independent & Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN), Department of Peace and Conflict Studies (University of Sydney), Peacifica, Australian Network of Museums for Peace (ANMP) At a time of escalating global crises, a peaceful world has never seemed more important, or felt so far away. But as the Raising Peace festival has shown, Australians are doing so much good work in the cause of peace, from First Nations justice to anti-nuclear advocacy to environmental activism and countless acts of grassroots peacebuilding. Our final forum brings together champions of peace from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives as, campaigners, practitioners and researchers to reflect on what we have raised this week and suggest priorities for the Australian peace movement in addressing a challenging future. The panel: – Dr Clinton Fernandes, Professor of International and Political Studies, University of New South Wales – Dr Anne Noonan, Medical Association for the Prevention of War & Australian West Papua Association – Dr Marty Branagan, Nonviolent Environmental Activist and Lecturer in Peace Studies, University of New England – Eva Rodriguez Riestra, Architects for Peace & Australian Network of Museums for Peace – Oongi Barb Flick, Elder of the Yawallyi/Gamillaraay/Bigambul Nations – Carl Suen, Soka Gakkai International Australia Moderator: Dr Susan Banki, Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Social Policy and Director, Master of Social Justice, University of Sydney.
Key organiser: Dr Wendy Lambourne, Senior Lecturer, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney