Portland Community Is A Star In The Making

Wednesday, 18 January 2017
The Portland community is a star in the making when it comes to taking a stand against violence.

The community is rallying behind Portland District Health’s challenge to become a `star weave community by making 10,000 stars in the One Million Stars to End Violence Project.

It's a big ask but PDH hopes Portland can achieve this status.

The first community workshop to learn about making stars has been a success and the second workshop will be held today from 4-6om in the PDH dining room.

PDH community engagement and fundraising officer Carolyn Malseed said One Million Stars is a community project designed to end violence.

The project is about individuals, groups and communities joining in the conversation of ending violence across the world and to weave one million stars by July 2017.

The stars made locally will be part of an installation at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018.

The One Million Stars campaign builds on PDH’s involvement in the White Ribbon program which seeks to end violence against women.

One Million Stars seeks to end all forms of violence against all members of the community, including violence against women, bullying and racism.

Stars can be made of various materials including ribbon, magazines, newspaper, children's artwork, junk mail and others.

PDH is calling on community groups and local organisations become active participants in this campaign by holding their own star making activities.

The stars are made to specific instructions set by the One Million Stars organisers and will be available at the workshops, at main reception at PDH and on the website http://www.onemillionstars.net/

A display of the locally-made stars will be set up near the main entrance of PDH during March.

Completed stars can be dropped off near the lift at PDH from now until the end of March.

Anyone interested in supporting the campaign can contact Carolyn Malseed on 5522 1182

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