Tuesday 8th March from 18:00 to 19:30
This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is #BreakTheBias.
For the Club, we have chosen to highlight incredible women who have overcome trauma through creativity, advocating against bias around domestic violence and abuse victim/survivors and asylum seekers and refugees.
Meet our next panellist – Hani Abdile
Hani Abdile is a writer, student and spoken word poet. Hani was forced to leave her home country of Somalia and came to Australia seeking protection in 2014, leaving her family behind. During her 11 months in immigration detention, she found healing in poetry and developed a love for writing.
Her first book of 43 poems, ‘I will rise‘, was published by Writing Through Fences in 2016 and explores how the power of our collective voices can help shape the world to be a better place, for the next generation.
Hani has performed her work around Sydney and interstate and continues to write for freedom and human rights.
Hani is an honorary member of PEN International, a lead member of Writing Through Fences, and an Ambassador for the Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS). She is currently studying for a degree in journalism and has received numerous awards for her community work and creative art.
$50 per person includes drinks and canapes.