International Peace Day: Planting the Peace Pole in Norlane

Brandon Dellow (The fOrT) & Simon Reeves (Urban Seed Norlane) plant a Peace Pole in Norlane

Brandon Dellow (The fOrT) & Simon Reeves (Urban Seed Norlane) plant a Peace Pole in Norlane

Celebrating peace in our lives, our neighbourhood, and our world, over 60 people gathered on Thursday September 21st in Norlane. Held on International Peace Day, and collaborately organised by 9 community groups, we were welcomed to Wathaurong country by Nikki and Norm, and energised by the community spirit alive in the neighbourhood of Norlane. Fantastic performances, a Free BBq, children playing, and plating Norane's first 'Peace Pole', contributed to a beautiful and inspiring event. 

It is important now more than ever that we continue to promote peace in our lives, our communities and neighbourhoods. It is encouraging to find ways we can commit to doing no harm to ourselves or one another, to encourage the learning of peaceful and nonviolent methods to transform all types of conflict and acknowledge that systematic forms of violence such as poverty affect all of our lives.

"By focusing not on what separates us but what binds us together as a single Geelong family, By opening our hearts, joining hands and reaching out to people we can move closer to obtaining peace, respect, safety, and dignity for all".
-Moshtagh Heirdari (former refugee)