What’s on for International Women’s Day 2020 at Blacktown

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Creative, powerful women to shine a light on how we can collectively help to create a gender equal world

SydWest Multicultural Services will be hosting their International Women’s Day 2020 event at the Blacktown Arts Centre on Friday, 6 March, from 6pm.

The program will feature the launch of Solace, a poetic documentary about the recovery process of three displaced female poets. We learn about the poets in the video through observing their creative process and their production of a group music video clip.

SydWest has also announced that a group of high-profile women will join a panel discussion facilitated by Joanna Kalkstein. We will be discussing challenging stereotypes and fighting bias and discrimination, broadening perceptions and improving and celebrating women’s achievements. Our confirmed panellists: Dr Mehreen Faruqi, Greens Senator for NSW; Sophie Cotsis MP for Canterbury and Shadow Minister for Better Public Services; Clr Carol Israel, Blacktown City Council; Clr Reena Jethri, Deputy Mayor of The Hills Shire Council; Saba Vasefi, poet, academic, film-maker; and Elfa Moraitakis, CEO, SydWest Multicultural Services.

Entertainment during the event will include Hip-Hop artist Kween G, renowned for her potent content, she delivers a dynamic style as an MC, performer and Hip-Hop artist. Kween G makes music that excites, entertains, and enlightens her listeners—often described as “consciousness-raising”. Her fighting spirit—for women’s rights and those in disadvantaged communities—courage and humility have earned her respect across the country.

International Women’s Day is an important opportunity for SydWest Multicultural Services to bring together local and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women to share in addressing the very real issue of gender equality and collectively finding solutions and ways forward.

 

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