A public forum to consider Australia’s World War I commemoration and whether it pays appropriate respect to those who died believing in a better world.
World War I brought death to approximately 61,000 Australians and shattered the lives of countless others. Globally, a generation was virtually lost.
The legacy of the war continues to this day. A century on, does our commemoration stop short of asking the hard questions such as how such a cataclysmic event could occur, what we learnt from it and whether that responsibility to learn has been lost amid the flag-waving?
The forum was organised by:
- Medical Association for Prevention of War
- Honest History
- Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
- A Chorus of Women
- UN Association of Australia
- Anzac eve 2015 peace vigil
- Quaker Conversations “Anzac: Lessons Learned”
- International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) Australia
- The Campaign for an Iraq War Inquiry, and its major project Australians for War Powers Reform.