One Million Stars to End Violence: Lotus International Star-Weaving Project
IU World’s Fare and International Late Night
Alumni Hall, Indiana Memorial Union, IU Campus
900 E 7th St, Bloomington, IN 47405
Friday, November 11
9:00pm-1:00am (full event starts at 8pm, but we’ll be getting started a bit later)
FREE and open to the public (Food tickets are $5 each and include eight samples. IU students get one free ticket with a valid CampusAccess card.)
Join Lotus at the IU World’s Fare—the university’s premier international event! You’ll get to sample authentic ethnic food from across the globe as you meet people from around the world and enjoy regional art, dance, and music. Student groups prepare interactive exhibits and diverse performances to celebrate their home country’s unique culture. https://ois.iu.edu/connect/fare.html
Find the Lotus station in the marketplace that’s right next to Pizza Hut.
Lotus will host a star weaving station at this event, as part of the One Million Stars to End Violence project
. 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 was the 2nd US partner 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 month of December, 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.