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One Million Stars Workshop / City Hall Atrium
December 7, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm ESTFree
Bloomington City Hall, Showers Building Atrium
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
401 N. Morton Street
Free and open to the public
11:30am-1:30pm (drop in, no registration required)
Learn to weave an 8-pointed star and join a worldwide movement! Instructors will teach the Samoan star-weaving technique and share this Australian-led initiative inspired by a quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “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.” Lotus is one of only three US partners with the Australia-based initiative “One Million Stars to End Violence” and has committed to weaving and contributing at least 10,000 stars to this project. Stars will be on display at an exhibit in City Hall throughout the months of December and January, and then as part of a worldwide installation of 1,000,000 stars in 2018. Recommended for ages 8 and up, including families and groups.