Refugee advocate guest for dinner

Guest speaker President of the Refugee Council of Australia Phil Glendenning AM.
Guest speaker President of the Refugee Council of Australia Phil Glendenning AM.

Guests at Cowra’s 2017 World Peace Day dinner wll receive a provoking insight into the true state of affairs with Australia’s refugee program.

Please help us put Cowra on the global map of kindness

Ian Brown, chairperson Australian Chapter of the World Peace Bell Association

Guest at the dinner will be the President of the Refugee Council of Australia Phil Glendenning AM.

Tickets for the dinner, to be held on Tuesday, September 19  are available from Compleat Angler in Kendal Street for $25 per person.

Cowra’s senior and youth peace awards will be presented at the dinner.

World Peace Bell Association chairperson, Mr Ian Brown has encouraged Cowra’s youth to become involved in World Peace Day this year.

“As part of Cowra’s participation in World Peace Day the town’s youth council is this year participating in the International Compassion Games from September 9 to 24 aimed at working together to promote peace and understanding and to spread compassion in the world,” Mr Brown said.

Starting on September 9 and culminating on World Peace Weekend (September 23-24), players and teams will challenge and inspire each other to organize actions that build bridges between peace, prosperity, and the planet. 

The Global Unity Games are part of the World Peace & Global Unity Campaign organized by Unify and Compassion Games. 

“Please help us to put Cowra on the global map of kindness,” Mr Brown said to Cowra’s youth who are invited to take part in a youth forum starting at 10.30am in the town’s Civic Centre Theatrette.

Mr Glendenning will also speak at the youth forum, prior to attending the Peace Day dinner at the Cowra Bowling Club from 6pm

Glendenning is expected to provide a thought provoking insight into the true state of affairs with Australia’s refugee program.

With a background in education, law, political science, and overseas aid and development, Glendenning is primarily involved in human right advocacy and education, peace and reconciliation work, raising awareness of the impact of climate change on marginalised peoples.