Celebrate women at International Women’s Day evening with us

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Celebrate the achievements of the women in your world at one of Camden Council’s most inspiring, heart-warming and exciting events, the International Women’s Day Gala.

The event will be held on Thursday 11 March, 6-9pm, at Gledswood Homestead and Winery. It promises to be inspiring, motivating and heart-warming, as it aims to celebrate local women’s achievements; raise awareness of women’s equality, reignite the gender parity journey; and raise funds for the incredibly deserving Blue Wren House – Camden’s Women’s Shelter.

Walkley Award winning journalist and newsreader, Tracey Spicer will share her story and inspire guests as the Gala’s keynote speaker.

There will also be a number of exciting panel members gracing the stage to answer questions from the audience, share their stories and inspire change, including:
• Community leader and NSW Police Multicultural Liaison Officer, Rosemary Kariuki-Fyfe, who was recently named 2021 NSW Local Hero of the Year. Rosemary established an inspiring community exchange program between women refugees and migrants from various ethnic backgrounds and Australian country women and is the founder of The African Women’s Dinner Dance;
• Western Sydney-based lawyer, poet, director and co-founder of the Bankstown Poetry Slam, Sara Mansour. Sara uses her art and passion for justice to empower others through poetry; and
• Chair of Blue Wren House, Scott Taylor.

Mayor of Camden, Cr Theresa Fedeli, said it was important to acknowledge the important part women play in life.

“I’m proud to be celebrating more than 39,000 women living in the Camden area and their contributions to, not only their loved ones, but to the entire community,” she said.

“This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #choosetochallenge and now is the perfect time for the entire community to challenge and call out gender bias and inequity, while celebrating the achievements of so many women.

“By taking a stance, we also show commitment to the prevention of domestic and family violence and this is another way to show the importance of women.”

Tickets to the Gala Dinner are $90 each, with all proceeds go to Blue Wren House – Camden’s Women’s Shelter.

For more information and to buy your tickets, go to www.camdenwomensshelter.org.au/shop/2021-camden-council-international-womens-day-gala

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