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One Million Stars to End Violence launch at Hunt Museum

One Million Stars to End Violence – Limerick Project launches online on International Women’s Day.

 

One Million Stars to End Violence launch at Hunt Museum

By I Love Limerick Correspondent Tara Byrne

The Hunt Museum is launching a project ‘One Million Stars to End Violence – Limerick Project’ online on International Women’s Day, Monday, March 8, 2021, from 11 am – 12 pm.

“This project aims to bring communities together and engage in a creative project that demonstrates our support and solidarity with those who experience violence, particularly domestic violence. The star is a symbol of light, hope, and solidarity and together, through star weaving, we can collectively take a stand towards ending violence in Ireland,” says the Hunt Museum. 

Through their Limerick project, they aim to weave 10,000 stars that will be displayed in a beautiful installation in the Hunt Museum during December 2021.

The launch will be a 1-hour event that will take place via zoom. The project in Limerick will be officially launched by the project creator, Maryann Talia Pau who will be joining live from Australia. Over the hour there will be guests speaking about the project and the positive impact it has on the community. Additionally, you will find out how YOU and/or a Group you represent can get involved.

The Hunt Museum has teamed up with ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services, Mental Health Ireland, CWELL, Limerick City and County Council, and Lawless Flowers to carry out this project and develop a One Million Star weaving network in Limerick. 

The Hunt Museum said, “Our target is to weave 10,000 stars by Christmas 2021 to create an art display at the Hunt Museum. Our activities will actively raise awareness and support for ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services.”

One Million Stars Against Violence was originally established in 2012, in Queensland, Australia, as a means of condemning violence and demonstrating solidarity, and in particular towards women who have been impacted by domestic violence. Since then, the One Million Stars network has become global. Anyone of any age can attend. Those interested can then get involved in the project in a number of ways, including through star weaving.

In 2020, Siobhan McQuillan, working with Amber Women’s Refuge brought the project to Kilkenny. Since then, it has been extended to many counties, including Limerick.

For support for those experiencing domestic violence contact the Gardaí on 999 or 112 or ADAPT 24 Hour Helpline: 1800 200 504

To register please email [email protected] Please note that all attendees must register to attend the event.

To learn more about One Million Stars Against Violence go HERE 

For more stories on the Hunt Museum go HERE 

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