Dark Histories Bright Futures

A women’s forum as part of National Refugee Week and in conjunction with an exhibition by Hangama Obaidullah, Street Children of Kabul and other works – Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Thursday 21 June at 6pm

This was an excellent forum focused on women’s issues but for an audience of both men and women. Striking statistics on domestic violence and Information about the parlous conditions of some immigrant workers were presented respectively by Barb Baikie, President of the National Council of Women Australia and Heather Moore National Policy & Advocacy Coordinator – Freedom Partnership for The Salvation Army.

Afghan women refugees Mina Zaki  (advocate, legal para-professional, writer, communications specialist) and Hangama Obaidullah (visual artist, writer)shared their own inspiring stories with audience. Bernard Nitya Parker with Robin Guda treated us to beautiful music on arrival and as part of the evening’s program.

Thanks to all concerned for this educative and heart warming experience. Especial thanks to Tuggeranong Arts Centre who hosted the event, Narelle Phillip, TAC’s Visual Arts Program Manager and The Rotary Club of Hall who have supported Hangama’s exhibition at TAC. Street Children of Kabul and other works continues until 30 June.

tuggeranongarts.com for more information.