Flag raising 21st
On Wednesday the 21st of June at 1:30pm, the Pro Concordia Labor Flag will be raised at the Visitor’s Centre of the Peace Palace. The Carnegie Foundation and the Peace Palace Library will raise the flag to commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the death of Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914), a most ardent peace activist who inspired Alfred Nobel to create his Peace Prize, and who labored to develop the international legal order.
This Peace- flag is designed by Cora di Brazzà in 1897. Its motto means "I labor for Peace" and it will fly in front of the Visitor’s Center until July 1. On July 1, 1899, peace activist Alfred Fried, who shared the 1911 Nobel Peace Prize with Tobias Asser, renamed his magazine “Die Waffen Nieder” (the title of Suttner’s best selling novel) to “Die Friedens Warte” (The “Peace Watch”). Suttner and Fried were lifelong friends and Suttner made Fried her literary executor.
The Carnegie Foundation and the Peace Palace Library invite you to attend this special ceremony. To do so, please register at proconcordialabor.com/launch
To learn more about the flag, visit proconcordialabor.com/flag
The Bertha von Suttner Master Class, which has been held at the Peace Palace since 2014, will be held at the Castello di Brazzà (http://www.castellodibrazza.com) in Moruzzo, Italy from June 28-29, 2017. The Castello is the former home of Cora di Brazzà.
Hope Elizabeth May, Ph.D., J.D.
Professor of Philosophy & Attorney at Law
Director, Center for International Ethics
033 Anspach Hall
Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859