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Peace, Non-Violence, Inclusiveness

The enduring ideals of Mahatma Ghandi of peace, inclusiveness and non-violence to foster an equal and inclusive society, despite ethnicity, religion, social and economic status will be celebrated and promoted at the 2 day Power of Peace Festival this October.

The History of the Festival
The Festival recounts the action of Mahatma Gandhi in 1930 when he led the Salt March as an act of nonviolent civil disobedience, to protest British rule in India. The Salt March was a key action contributing to the Indian Independence Movement and the Indian Freedom struggle. Gandhi was accompanied by 78 marchers at the beginning of the 24 day journey with others joining along the way.

Gandhi once wrote: "There must be no impatience, no barbarity, no insolence, no undue pressure. If we want to cultivate a true spirit of democracy, we cannot afford to be intolerant. Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause."

This year's Power of Peace Festival covers 2 cities, commencing in Springfield, Ipswich and concluding in Brisbane. Events and activities along the way include:

A Discussion, Forum and Dinner at the Queensland Art Gallery;
Peace Parade at Ipswich;
Peace and Wellness Salt March;
Peace Train Ride from Ipswich to Brisbane;
Essay Competition for students;
- Images of Truth; and
- Puppetry.

Join in the activities and as Ghandi said, "Be the change that you want to see in the world."
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Why? Highlighting the Ideals of Peace, Non-Violence, Inclusiveness
When: 8:30-5:00pm
Phone: 0418881866
Where: Gallery of Modern Art, South Brisbane
Cost: Cost of dinner is $150 per person (gst included) , $1300 per table of 10 (gst included).
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