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10 March, 2011

Mary Lean describing Creators of Peace to a passer by
Mary Lean describing Creators of Peace to a passer by
Creators of Peace in Oxford took a stall at the Festival to mark International Women’s Day at the Town Hall in Oxford on 8th March. The aim was to network with others working in similar areas, and present our project to the public.

Although the event was cosy, rather than huge, for our first attempt at such a public outing it was a thoroughly worthwhile experience. It was a good exercise in describing what we do, and expressing

Some of our Oxford friends on the stall: Grace, El, Su, Karen
Some of our Oxford friends on the stall: Grace, El, Su, Karen
the hopes and expectations we have to others. It was encouraging to get so many warm responses, and a few ‘sign ups’ showing interest in future Peace Circles. It also gave us perspective as we found out about other stall holders, or passers by, and their interests.

We gave away free cakes (‘would you like a peace of cake?’) and benefitted as a result from free shoulder massages from the therapists a few stalls away!

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