Tuesday, August 2, 2016

One Million Stars to end Violence project

BrisStyle joins the One Million Stars to end Violence project as a Star Weave Community and we pledge to create 10,000 stars for the Commonwealth Games installation in July 2018!
Stars can be made from any type of paper product and BrisStyle will be hosting Weave Jams to help create stars for our pledge. 

Please join us at our upcoming Weave Jams: 
AUGUST 13th - The Gindi Coffee Shop Taragindi
AUGUST 17th - Womens Space Sandgate
SEPTEMBER 15th - Womens Space Sandgate

You can make stars at home from any material you have on hand too and post them into BrisStyle in bundles of 10 to - BrisStyle Inc. PO Box 633 Wynnum Qld 4178

One 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.

Every woven star reminds us that we have to MAKE peace and safe spaces and that it doesn't just happen. Every star is a commitment to resist violence and revenge, to believe in forgiveness and healing.

Ending violence is OUR responsibility, not one person, not one organisation or leader. Us. Everyone is welcome. Everyone matters.

Artist Maryann Talia Pau first started the project in Brunswick Victoria, 2012 as her personal response to the rape and murder of a local woman Jill Meagher. Since then, it has grown into an international weaving movement with stars being woven by communities in Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Europe and the USA.

"Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night

already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.

Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." - Dr Martin Luther King Jnr

Once you have your materials, watch the tutorial video or download star weaving instructions and learn how to weave a star.