Saturday March 13, 8am - 10am. Jagera Arts Centre, Musgrave Park, South Brisbane
The Women's Peace Walk “Footprints for Peace” will begin their epic trek to Canberra to send a message of peace, environmental sustainability and anti-nuclear proliferation to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
The event is expected to take three months taking in many towns and cities before finishing in Canberra. Their journey will end at the Canberra Aboriginal Tent Embassy where the Message Stick will be presented to the Prime Minister.
“Most of the indigenous people of central Australia are opposed to a nuclear waste dump on their land and we need to stand by them. Opposing the nuclear industry is vital to supporting a safe and peaceful future.”
Special guest speaker at the Women's Peace Walk launch on Saturday, March 13 is indigenous advocate Aunty Mununjarli who will present Welcome to Country. Other speakers include. Labor Senator Claire Moore and long time peace and nuclear advocate Robin Taubenfeld.
Entertainment includes , Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Performer s for Peace, local West End Drummers Elliott Orr and Josie from Spankinhide and origami Peace Crane making with Molly. Morning tea will be provided.
Supporters and well wishers are encouraged to join the walkers along the way.
The Women's Peace Walk is supported by Friends of the Earth Brisbane and the Jagera Arts Centre.
June Norman – Peace and anti-nuclear spokesperson 0438 169414
Cassie McMahon – Environment and sustainability spokesperson 0408 677781
7am - Walk starts
Friends of the Earth House
294 Montague Rd
West End, 4101
8-10am- Walk Launch Event
Jagera Arts Centre
Musgrave Park, South Brisbane
Speakers, entertainment, morning tea
10am - walk commences