The program features the premier showing of a new film 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.
Entertainment for the evening will be by Kween G, a renowned hiphop artist who makes music that excites, entertains, and enlightens her listeners – often described as “consciousness-raising”.
A lively panel discussion is promised which will look at the issues of challenging stereotypes and fighting bias and discrimination, broadening perceptions and improving and celebrating women’s achievements:
- 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
- Elfa Moraitakis, CEO, SydWest Multicultural Service