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ICON (International Centre of Nonviolence Australia) invites everyone at the Launch of NON-VIOLENCE MONTH 2015


 

ICON (International Centre of Nonviolence Australia) invites everyone at the launch of its second annual NON-VIOLENCE MONTH, starting on the UN International Day of Nonviolence marked on 2 October 2015, in commemoration of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of Non-Violence.

Simultaneous Launch at University of Wollongong and Perth

Nonviolence Month, launched on 2 October, 2015 with introductory speeches by the senior University professors. This will be followed by announcement launching the Nonviolence Month. This will be followed by lecture by Professor Emeritus Magnus Haavelsrud. The launch will conclude with a visit to the Nan Tien Buddhist temple in Wollongong.

Date & Time: 2 October, 2015 12:30 pm to 2 pm

Venue: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, Building 19, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong

Nonviolence Month will also be launched in Perth on 2 October 2015 by Borderless Gandhi in collaboration with International Centre of Nonviolence Australia and City of Perth.

Date & Time: Friday, 2 Oct 2015; 7:00pm – 11:45pm

Venue: Cnr James Street and Lake Street, Northbridge WA 6003

Visit: www.borderlessgandhi.org.au

Nonviolence Australia-Wide Lecturing Tour

Professor Emeritus Magnus Haavelsrud, Patron of International Centre of Nonviolence Australia, from Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management in Norwegian University will be giving an Australia-wide Nonviolence lecturing tour titled ‘Practicing Nonviolence in Education’.

University of Wollongong

This will be followed by a speech by Professor Emeritus Magnus Haavelsrud followed by Q&A.

Date: 2 October, 2015 12:30 pm to 2 pm

Venue: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, Building 19, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong

Visit: http://lha.uow.edu.au/nonviolence-lecture/index.html

Contact for more info: Michelle Rankin, Email: mrankin@uow.edu.au

University of New England

Professor Emeritus Magnus Haavelsrud will meet with various members of the University staff, including Vice-Chancellor and Head of School of Humanities, and will tour the University. In the afternoon there will be a workshop with University of New England students followed by Nonviolence Lecture to the public and ending with a Q&A session.

Date: 6 October, 2015

Venue: University of New England – School of Humanities, Peace Studies

Visit: http://www.une.edu.au/connect/events/events/nonviolence-month-public-lecture

Contact for more info: Nicole Killen, Email: vcadministration@une.edu.au

The University of Queensland

University of Queensland – School of Political Science and International Studies

The University of Queensland will give Professor Emeritus Magnus Haavelsrud a short tour of the school and meeting with Rotary Fellows/Peace and Conflict staff over a light lunch from 12.30-1.30pm followed by lecture to the public at 2.00pm.

Time & Date: 2 pm – 3:15 pm, Thursday 8 October 2015

Venue: Room No: 116, Building 14, The University of Queensland

Contact for more info: Melissa Curley, Email: m.curley@uq.edu.au

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The University of Adelaide

Professor Emeritus Magnus Haavelsrud will give his Nonviolence lecture to the public followed by a Q&A session.

Time & Date: 5:30 pm Reception, 6 pm Lecture, Tuesday 13 October 2015

Venue: LG29 Lecture Theatre, Lower NAPIER Building, North Terrace, Department of Linguistics, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts

Contact for more info: Prof. Ghil‘ad Zuckermann, Email: ghilad.zuckermann@adelaide.edu.au

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University of Tasmania

The University of Tasmania will provide light refreshments prior to Professor Emeritus Magnus Haavelsrud Nonviolence Lecture which will follow a Q&A session.

Date: 15 October, 2015

Venue: University of Tasmania – Public Lecture and Forum Program

Visit: http://www.events.utas.edu.au/2015/october/practicing-nonviolence-in-education

Contact for more info: Pat McConville, Email: Pat.McConville@utas.edu.au

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Deakin University

Professor Emeritus Magnus Haavelsrud will give his Nonviolence Lecture from 3 to 5pm at Deakin’s University City Centre which will follow a Q&A session.

Date: 16 October, 2015

Venue: Deakin University – UNESCO Chair, Comparative Research in Cultural Diversity and Social Justice

UNESCO Chair Cultural Diversity and Social Justice, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation

Deakin University, 221 Burwood Hwy Burwood, Victoria 3125

Contact for more info: Jo Collins, Email: jo.collins@deakin.edu.au

Curtin University

This is followed by Lecture by Professor Emeritus Magnus Haavelsrud at Curtin University on 19 October 2015.

On Monday morning Professor Emeritus Magnus Haavelsrud will meet various members of the university staff.

In the afternoon there will be a workshop with Curtin University students followed by Nonviolence Lecture to the public and ending with a Q&A session.

Date: 19 October, 2015

Venue: Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University, Perth

Contact for more info: Gaylene Galardi, Email: g.galardi@curtin.edu.au

Nonviolence Concert

The second annual Nonviolence Month will be closed with a Nonviolence Concert at the Parliament House on 30 October from 4:30 to 6:30pm.

The Hon. Linda Burney, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Minister for Education, and Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, has kindly agreed to host this noble event.

Nonviolence Concert will showcase artists from a wide range of communities presenting a highly variegated array of traditional music and dance to convey the message of peace and nonviolence.

Contact for more info: ICON Australia, Suite 100, Level 4, 515 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Email:pr@bhavanaustralia.orgTel: +61 2 9264 1313

Website: www.nonviolence.org.au

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