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Star Weaving at Mathers After Hours
December 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm ESTFree
One Million Stars to End Violence: Lotus International Star-Weaving Project
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Mathers Museum of World Cultures
416 N. Indiana Ave.
Free and open to the public
7-9pm (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 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.
Registration not required. However, if you are planning to bring a large group, please let us know. Light refreshments are provided. Contact: Loraine Martin, Outreach Director at Loraine@lotusfest.org or (812) 336-6599.