We are the mainstream
When: February 29 2020
Where: Sydney, Australia
we are the mainstream presents its inaugural event:
International Womxn’s Day: we are the mainstream
A symposium exclusively for Black, Indigenous and Womxn of Colour (BIWoC) to celebrate and elevate our voices and visibility.
Join us as we explore what it is like to be BIWoC across various industries and within the context of every day Australian society. Hear from experts and leaders who are challenging the status quo.
When: Saturday 29 February 2020
Where: Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown
Panel 1: WoC4WoC
Sydney is Cancelled, Tiddas 4 Tiddas, Brown Girl in the Ring Podcast, Ascension Magazine, August Inc. and Amina of Zaria discuss the why, the how, the implications, and need for exclusively Black, Indigenous and Womxn of Colour spaces.
Panel 2: Stories from the Frontline
Hear industry leaders and experts share their stories about navigating their spheres of influences as Black, Indigenous and Womxn of Colour. What are the frustrations, challenges and successes that were overcome to get where they are now? Where to from here?
Elective Streams (TBC)
- Health & Wellbeing: Self-Care 101
- Youth & Education: Who's teaching What and How it’s being taught.
- Suiting Up: Business, Entrepreneurs & Side Hustles
- ShowBiz: The Arts and The Crafts
- Media Magnates: Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Stories
- Advocacy & Activism: Resilience, Resistance, and Recovery
Follow @wearethemainstream and facebook.com/wearethemainstream as speaker profiles and our thought- and action-provoking program are released leading up to the big day.
This event is only open to anyone who identifies as a female or marginalised gender and ALSO identifies as Black, Indigenous or Womxn of Colour.
This project is generously supported by Bankstown Arts Centre and Urban Theatre Projects.
we are the mainstream acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation. We acknowledge the Darug people as Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we will meet. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders both past, present and emerging. we are the mainstream is committed to honouring First Nation peoples' unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society. We stand in solidarity with them.