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Lismore locals have started an International peace wave. Photo supplied

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The Remembering and Healing and Peace in Our Lifetime gathering on Sunday 23 June followed them joining in the Lismore Lantern Parade the night before. 

‘We marched in the Lantern Parade the night before and the response to the Peace In Our Lifetime group was wonderful,’ said Sandra Handley, Peace In Our Lifetime’s Coordinator.

‘We had so many viewers calling out for peace and giving us peace signs. That response was reflected again with such a great turnout for our human peace sign.’

Wearing white and waving coloured scarves, attendees spiralled, sang and danced in a creative event that was livestreamed across the world as part of the 24-hour global Peacewave. Peace in Our Lifetime will be distributing the resultant film to movement facilitators and peace organisations across the world to encourage other communities to create and film their own human peace signs in time for International Peace Day on September 21. 

‘We were so pleased to see great support from Northern Rivers locals,’ said Sandra

‘People are seeking hope and many are wanting to make a positive difference in the word to promote peace, especially in these times of war, violence and conflict.’

The event was supported by an engaged group of locals including Aunty Jenny Smith who performed Welcome to Country and a smoking ceremony; local movement facilitators, Tess Eckert and Miriam Torzillo from Flow Collective and Benny Zable, art therapist and idea originator, Liz Dowling; drumming by Alex (Hilyte Freedom Band); film and photography by Tony Batchelor, Gwilym Summers and Duncan Wilson of Aerialpunkin. 

For more information and to get involved look at their social media or email: [email protected].

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  1. “art therapist and idea originator”
    This is why so many are turning their back on left.
    I know Benny and he is a well meaning chap but this is beyond silly, I wonder if he refers to himself in this ridiculous narcissistic fashion.

    • I think they were refering to “Liz Dowling”…..but the punctuation is incorrect…Benny would never call himself an”art therapist and idea originator”…although he kinda is…This looks like a great initiative…can’t wait to check it out!


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