One Million Stars to End Violence Project
The One Million Stars to End Violence project was created in 2012 by artist, star weaver and SNU co-Chief, Maryann Talia Pau, resulting in a public installation of one million woven stars during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
What began as a personal response to the rape and murder of a young woman named Jill Meagher in Melbourne Australia grew into an international star weaving movement engaging over 15 countries including Samoa, Fiji, Cook Islands, Tonga, Japan, Malaysia, Barbados, Ireland, England, Scotland Canada, USA, Aotearoa New Zealand, Kenya, Nigeria and Australia. Maryann's goal was to weave and collect one million stars however an outstanding 2.4 million were received, each star a symbol of light, courage and solidarity.
Today, communities around the world like Amber Women’s Refuge in Ireland, Perak Women for Women Society in Malaysia continue to bring people together through support, conversation and star weaving.
NEWS: We are currently collecting woven stars for an installation at the Gold Coast Mosque for their Christchurch Memorial Service on Sunday 15 March 2020. Prayers start at 10am. Everyone is welcome! Sausage sizzle and drinks available.
DROP or DELIVER stars to:
Multicultural Families Organisation.
79B Scarborough Street. South Port. QLD 4215.
FREE Star Weaving workshop with Maryann:
Saturday 29 February. 11am - 1pm.
Gold Coast Mosque. 144 Allied Drive. Arundel. QLD 4214.
Come and see our star installation at the Gold Coast Mosque.
Christchurch Memorial Service.
Sunday 15 March 2020. 10am.
Learn more about the One Million Stars to End Violence project and weave a star today!
For more information and instructions on how to weave a star, visit www.onemillionstars.net
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