1 Million Stars to End Violence founder Maryann Talia Pau will visit Griffith University’s Logan campus as part of Harmony Week celebrations today (Tuesday, March 22).
The Samoan-Australian artist has just returned from the Cook Islands, the first leg of her tour for the 1 Million Stars to End Violence project, where she is establishing Weave 100 communities across the Commonwealth.
Each community will weave and collect 10,000 stars for inclusion in a massive installation at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Griffith has committed to weaving 10,000 stars as part of its commitment to the Commonwealth Games installation and the target will be well on its way with workshops led by Maryann who will demonstrate how to weave the stars.
“1 Million Stars to End Violence is a love and peace-filled community project. These beautiful stars are symbols of light, courage and solidarity to end all forms of violence, including violence against women, bullying and racism,’’ Maryann said.
“The installation will be the culmination of five years of collaboration and a representation of how much can be achieved when we work together as a community.”
The goal for Griffith University is to weave 10 000 stars by 2017. Students at Logan campus have been quick to get involved.
“Griffith University is thrilled to be part of the Weave 100 Community,’’ says Lesley Chenoweth AO, Pro Vice Chancellor and Head of Logan campus.
“We have been absolutely overwhelmed at the interest in this project. This is a wonderful opportunity for staff, students and the community to come together to make a stand against violence.”