The City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture is an annual address given by the new year’s recipient of Sydney Peace Prize, taking place on the Wednesday of the first week of November to a sell-out crowd.
2012: Senator Sekai Holland, Sydney Town Hall
On Wednesday 7th November, Senator Sekai Holland will deliver the 2012 City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture in the Sydney Town Hall.
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Photo: ABC’s Q&A on 29 October 2012. A preview of what to expect on November 7th: Forgiveness and Reconciliation.
On Wednesday 2nd November, Professor Noam Chomsky, the 2011 Recipient of the Sydney Peace Prize, delivered the City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture in the Sydney Town Hall.
Welcomed to the stage by a standing ovation, the 2000-strong crowd were eager to show their appreciation to Prof Chomsky, whose life’s work as a challenger of unjust power has lent influence and inspiration to activists world wide.
Chomsky in Conversation at the Sydney Opera House
Due to overwhelming demand, the Sydney Peace Foundation hosted a second public address by the Sydney Peace Prize recipient at the Sydney Opera House on Thursday 3rd November. Here Prof Chomsky was in conversation with distinguished Australian journalist and human rights campaigner Mary Kostakidis and answered audience questions on ‘Problems of Knowledge and Freedom’- linguistics, global politics, human rights, responses to climate change, the nature of democracy. Watch the interview in full here.
2010: Dr Vandana Shiva, Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
On Wednesday 3rd November, Dr Vandana Shiva, the 2010 recipient of the Sydney Peace Prize, delivered the City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture in the Concert Hall at the Sydney Opera House.
Noted Indian environmentalist, eco-feminist and human rights activist speaks on “Making Peace with the Earth”, lambasting global corporations for waging war against nature in the name of profits.
“If commerce starts to undermine life support, then commerce must stop, because life has to carry on.”
2009: John Pilger, Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
John Pilger was awarded the 2009 Sydney Peace Prize for his work as an author, film-maker and journalist as well as for courage as a foreign and war correspondent in enabling the voices of the powerless to be heard and for commitment to peace with justice by exposing and holding government sot account for human rights abuses and for fearless challenges to censorship in any form.
2008: Patrick Dodson, Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Patrick Dodson, Chairman, Lingiari Foundation was awarded the 2008 Sydney Peace Prize for his courageous advocacy of the human rights of Indigenous people, for distinguished leadership of the reconciliation movement and for a life time of commitment to peace with justice.
2011, Professor Noam Chomsky: Revolutionary Pacifcism: Choices and Prospects
2011 SPP_Noam Chomsky
2010, Dr Vandana Shiva: Making Peace With the Earth
2010 SPP_Vandana Shiva
2009, John Pilger: Breaking Australia’s Silence
2009 SPP_John Pilger