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Public Speaker

PUBLIC SPEAKER

Over the years I’ve been invited to speak to the public about my work. My intention with public speaking is to introduce a new way to engage, as a clown, and bring up unique ideas and ways of seeking the world. My style is to engage the audience and bring love to the room. Moreover, I never follow a script preferring to speak authentically and informatively about what I have discovered about peace, education and the world.

Public speaking engagements are as follows:

Keynote Speaker:

  • Connecting Rural Business Women – Annual Conference
  • Golden Key International Honour Society keynote speaker, University of Southern Queensland. Inspiring young leaders through working for peace, Patch Adams and clowning around the world. Inducted as a honorary member (2014)
  • Rotary International District 9710 Conference, Sussex Inlet, lunchtime speaker
  • Rotary District 9800 Conference, Keynote ‘Make Dreams Real’, Launceston, Tasmania
  • Rotary District 9780 Conference, ‘Advance the Dream’, Ballarat Mercure Inn, Ballarat
  • Rotary D9520 District Conference in Adelaide, District Governor 2009-10
  • The Positive Steps to Peace, for self, family and community. Supported by: Unitarian Peace Memorial Church, Buncorp Pty Ltd., Melbourne City Council

UNESCO:

  • ‘One Bite at the Cherry’ 2007 Empowering Social Action For Climate Change, Workshop with UNESCO on Values Education

Rotary Clubs:

Presentations with Rotary were to discuss and inform Rotarians about my REAL HOPE peace, nonviolence and anti-bullying program, study on the Rotary Peace and Conflict Studies Program, Bangkok, Thailand and my world trip.

  • Rotary Club Canterbury, presentation on ‘RCPC program’, Thailand
  • Rotary Foundation meeting, La Trobe university, presenting as a clown
  • Rotary Club of Werribee, Melbourne
  • Rotary Club of Brimbank, Melbourne
  • Rotary, Moonee Valley Rotary, Melbourne
  • Rotary Club of Camberwell, Melbourne
  • Rotary Club of Altona City, Melbourne
  • Rotary Club of Preston, Melbourne,
  • Rotary Club of Mt Matha, Victoria
  • Rotary Club Keilor East, ACT
  • Rotary Club of Southbank, ACT
  • Rotary Club of Tuggeranong, ACT
  • Rotary Canberra Sunrise, ACT
  • Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, Perth, Western Australia
  • Rotary Club of Applecross, Perth, Western Australia
  • Presentation to Rotary International Dinner, Western Australia
  • Rotary Club of Busselton, Western Australia
  • Rotary Club of Western Endeavour, Western Australia
  • Rotary Club of Mandurah, Western Australia
  • Presentations to a range of Rotary Clubs in Adelaide
  • Presentation to a cluster of Rotary Clubs in South Australia
  • Rotary Club of Port Loma, USA

Universities:

  • Speaker, Conference on Perspectives on International Peace and Reconciliation, University of Melbourne
  • University of Sydney, Invited by the Sydney Peace Foundation to discuss World Peace Clown travelling to schools
  • Victoria University, Inclusive Behaviours workshops. Speaking about the REAL HOPE program
  • University of Melbourne, Beyond Violent Futures: Cultivating peace, Queen’s College, workshop presentation on REAL HOPE.
  • Victoria University, Inclusive Behaviours workshops. Speaking about the ‘REAL HOPE program
  • La Trobe University, workshop on values based education and clowning for post-graduates
  • University of Queensland, The Art of Transformative Peace, Conflict Studies Group, Australian Peace and Conflict Studies Centre.

Councils:

  • Presentation for the City of Darebin Travelling the World for Peace
  • Presentation for the City of Whittlesea on Cultures of Peace
  • Public Speaking for City of Maribyrnong on Clowning, Patch Adams and having fun
  • Banyule Council, Volunteers Lunch – presentation on Patch Adams, Russia

Community:

  • The Community Fun Day, MC and presenter, Lakes Entrance Rotunda, Victoria
  • Quakers Nonviolence Gathering, ‘Peace Education’, Queensland
  • Quakers AGM, speaking on ‘Peace and Education’, South Australia
  • Quakers AGM, speaking on ‘REAL HOPE education and clowning’, Melbourne
  • Oxfam – a talk about ‘Values Education and Clowning in Russia’, Melbourne
  • International Volunteers Day, Bethlehem Hospital, Caulfield – speaker, Melbourne
  • The Smith Family, Presentation and workshop with troubled children
  • The Royal Talbot Hospital, Workshop into ‘Presenting Creatively and with Empathy’, Melbourne
  • Women’s Day, Diamond Valley Learning Centre – a talk on Peace and clowning and presenting a radio simulcast PVFM, Melbourne
  • Red Cross, clowning workshops for readers club , Melbourne
  • CERES Environmental Park, Melbourne Social Forum, talk on ‘Is a Culture of Peace Possible’
  • Melbourne Social Forum, presentation on ‘Lateral Thinking for Positive Futures’
  • Police Community Consultative Committee, Cultures of Peace, Melbourne
  • Humanist Society, ‘The Art of Transformative Peace’, Melbourne
  • Act on Peace, Christmas Bowl, National Council of Churches, speaking about Thailand, clowning and peace, Melbourne
  • Malkara Special School, ACT
  • Yarra Plenty Library, Watsonia, ‘World Peace Clown Day, Melbourne
  • Presentation to Naracoorte Mayor, Citizens and Hazara people, South Australia
  • Presentation to teachers, Mt Gambier, South Australia
  • Presentation to the Probis Club of Mandurah, Western Australia

International:

  • Presentation to university teachers in Bangkok on ‘Peace Education’, Thailand
  • Presentation to medical staff at Chulalongkorn Hospital on ‘Emotional Intelligence and Patch Adams’, Bankgok, Thailand
  • Presentation on ‘Travelling the world ‘ highlighting Kashmir situation to students at a Gandhian University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Teaching peace to children in Friends school, Costa Rica, Central America
  • Presentation to Quaker community, Costa Rica, Central America
  • Presentation and teaching peace to children in La Paz, Bolivia, South America
  • Presentation to the University of San Diego peace post graduate students, United States

Media:

  • CBS News (Russia), filmed clowning in Russian hospital, Moscow, Russia
  • Interviewed by Channel 10, Clowning at the Austin Hospital, Melbourne
  • Interviewed by ABC radio ‘Clowning in Russia’, 774 program, Melbourne
  • Interviewed by Regional ABC radio, ‘REAL HOPE program’ in Gippsland area, Victoria
  • Interviewed by the Heidelberg Leader, ‘Department of Peace, Peace Education and clowning’
  • Interviewed by ABC Radio 666, Clowning and the Environment, Canberra
  • Interviewed on radio 2CC Canberra, Clowning and Patch Adams, Canberra
  • Interviewed by 3WBC discussing peace issues, Melbourne
  • Interviewed by ABC Regional Radio in Mount Gambier to discuss local and international peace issues, peace education in schools, clowning with Hazara refugees and why peace is important. The ABC recording is below.

Send in the peace clown

12/03/2013 , 2:12 PM by Selina Green (Photo – Tasha Impey)

When you hear the word clown – what do you immediately think of? Funny, silly people in bright costumes? Perhaps the circus, or the rodeo?

But what about “peacefull”? It’s not a term we would usually associate with clowning around, but Susan Carew is using the age old art of clowning around to spread a message of peace in the community. As Peacefull the Clown, she’s visiting clubs and schools around Naracoorte this week to do workshops with the local community. Stan Thomson asks her how peace clowns differs from other clowns…..Download audio http://blogs.abc.net.au/files/peace-clown.mp3

This week we had a very entertaining and uplifting visit from Susan Carew who is a Rotary Peace Scholar who dresses as a Clown to get her message across. Susan is a former economist who in 1998 had a “dream of teaching peace”. She has since travelled the world to convey her message of peace…Susan strongly believes that in order to achieve peace it requires us to first find peace within ourselves. This requires us all to use the power of positive thinking to find peace within, then the outside changes. ‘Peace is about connection between people. True peace is not achieved by legal treaties and political solutions.’ It was great to see a person so passionate and dedicated to making the world a better place! Rotary Club of Western Endeavour