Pause for Peace: Benefits in the home, in the community and globally


A Public Forum held in conjunction with the Tamar Valley Peace Festival

Start Date

27th Jul 2016 6:00pm

End Date

27th Jul 2016 7:30pm


Academy of the Arts, Inveresk campus

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E:, T: 03 6324 3387

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Pause for Peace: Benefits in the home, in the community and globally


  • Kym Goodes, Chief Executive Officer, TasCOSS
  • Dr Kiros Hiruy, Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor Regional Development, University of Tasmania
  • Professor Michael Hess, Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, University of Tasmania

Facilitated by David Adams, Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, University of Tasmania

Refreshments from 5.30pm.

Tamar Valley Peace Festival will take place in Launceston on and around 29-31 July 2016. It provides a framework in which individuals and organisations can define and share what 'peace' means to them. The Festival will celebrate the roles of art, diversity, education and sport in building community cohesion and goodwill between people. Community groups, organisations and individuals will be invited to, under the Festival banner, conduct activities that support the concept of community kindness, tolerance and non-conflict resolution.

Over 50 local organisations and groups participated in the 2015 Festival and attracted direct participation by over 7000 people. It was that amazing response that has driven the Tamar Valley Peace Trust to make the Festival a regular winter event for Launceston.

The Northern Forum Program aims to provide public lectures and fora on topics of particular interest to the northern region of Tasmania in addition to having national significance. In 2015 we held three events on topics as diverse as: Launceston's Future through the prism of past and present, Breaking the cycle of educational disadvantage for some sectors of the community, and The Future of the Arts in Northern Tasmania. The first events in 2016 explored the Future of Volunteering and The Effects of Drugs in our Community.