“The truth telling is to liberate everyone. It’s to liberate us from our own sense of superiority or to liberate us from our sense of oppression… and we’ve got to deal honestly with this if we want to create a
Up next in our new series, 5 Minutes of Peace, is Sydney Peace Prize laureate, Pat Dodson. In 2008, Senator Dodson received the prize for his courageous advocacy of the human rights of Indigenous people, for distinguished leadership of the
Next up in our new series, 5 Minutes of Peace, is Black Lives Matter, recipients of the 2017 Sydney Peace Prize. In this video, Patrice Cullors, who accepted the Prize on behalf of the network, delves into the origins of
In 2017, the Black Lives Matter Global Network received the Sydney Peace Prize for building a powerful movement for racial equality and courageously reigniting a global conversation. We recently caught up with Rodney Diverlus who accepted the Prize in 2017
Naomi Klein was the winner of the 2016 Peace Prize. Naomi is a Canadian author, social activist, and filmmaker. Her latest book, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal, published last year, was an instant New-York-Times bestseller.
We were so honoured to award the Gold Medal for Human Rights to Christiana Figueres on 12 March in the Lord Mayor's Reception Room at the Sydney Town Hall. Christiana gave an impassioned speech about the need for urgent action
What a difference four years make.
December 12, 2019: Scott Morrison was having a so-so day. He had faced international criticism of the Government’s response to climate change. Bushfires were raging up and down the coast of NSW, and Sydney had
During her time in Australia to accept the 2019 Sydney Peace Prize on behalf of the Me Too movement, Tarana Burke spoke with Vogue Australia's Clare Press about the origins of Me Too, the viral hashtag, and how work to
The leader of the Paris Climate Agreement talks says she is "deeply pained" by the attitude of the Australian Government to climate change in the wake of this summer's unprecedented bushfires. Costa Rican diplomat Christiana Figueres became the United Nations' top
Advocates of the Green New Deal say there is great urgency in dealing with the climate crisis and highlight the scale and scope of what is required to combat it. They are right. They use the term “New Deal” to