Sydney International Women’s Poetry and Arts Festival

 

Sydney International Women's Poetry FestivalWe’re delighted to announce our support for the Sydney International Women’s Poetry and Arts Festival, which is being held on 16 March at NSW Parliament House.

Not that they really need lil’ old us; the event is sold out, weeks in advance and we hope you have your tickets to what looks to be an incredible line up of words and performances that celebrate, challenge, and engage with women from diverse personal backgrounds.

As the weekend closes on Blak & Bright, the Indigenous writing festival that lit up in Melbourne this last weekend, it’s fantastic to see events like this putting such thoughtful consideration to its program line up; explicitly engaging with issues like race and intersectionality; supporting a wide range of community partner organisations; and providing advertising information in multiple languages. In fact, we’re so impressed by their efforts to provide multilingual information, we thought we would share it here. What do you think of Australia’s assumed monolingualism?

As a part of Peril’s support to the festival, Peril’s Editor in Chief, Eleanor Jackson will be joining this incredible selection of artists on March 16 – if you’re in the area, please come up and say hi!


Sydney International Women’s Poetry and Arts Festival joins with the Women Poets International Movement (MPI) for the third year in a row to bring the Woman Scream Festival 2016:Desert Flowers’s chain to Sydney. The Festival will take place at NSW Parliament House on March 16, 5:30-9:30pm. Woman Scream events are held in countries worldwide during the month of March. Last year the Festival was part of UNESCO’s 2015 International Year of Light.

One of the major feminist festivals in Sydney, the International Women’s Poetry and Arts Festival is directed by poet, filmmaker and Asylum Seekers Centre Ambassador, Saba Vasefi. It is hosted by member of the NSW Parliament Dr Mehreen Faruqi, and will be MCed by performer, writer and activist Candy Royalle. The Festival strives to honour and support female poets, writers and artists to reclaim their rightful place in literature and art by building coalitions based on solidarity, inclusion and diversity.

Prominent writers, commentators, artists and scholars — such as Prof. Sahar Amer, Chair of Arabic Language and Cultures at the University of Sydney; Jane Caro, author, novelist, commentator and award-winning advertising writer; Candy Royalle, performer, writer and activist; Adjunct Prof. Eva Cox, commentator and activist and Dr Leslie Cannold, researcher, public speaker & educator on gender, value-driven leadership and respectful relationships — will take part in a panel discussion chaired by writer Ruby Hamad.

Past festival participant, Michele Seminara, will also have her first poetry collection, Engraft, launched by Festival Director Saba Vasefi.

Wiradjuri elder Jenny Munro, Award winning poet Judith Beveridge, Human Rights Award finalist Yarrie Bangura, Associate Professor of English at Sydney University Dr Kate Lilly, Peril Magazine’s Poetry Editor Eleanor Jackson, and coordinator of Writing Through Fences Janet Galbraith, plus Hawraa KashGloria Demillo and Gabrielle Jones, will recite their poems. Hip hop artists Sarah Anne Connor and Zainab Kadhim, as well as the classical Indian choreographer Aruna Gandhi and the Axis Wind ensemble from Tara Anglican School for Girls, will be performing.

The Festival is a showcase of diversity, including performances by Indigenous, migrant, LGBT and refugee, as well as Australian-born, women. It aims to foster a supportive atmosphere empowering women to stand up against racism, sexism and violence.  It will shed light on the intersectional discrimination, masculine and racial biases which disempower women and damage society, while simultaneously emphasising the need to create new power structures and redefine what matters.

The Festival is partnered by distinguished academic, human rights and feminist organisations such as Daily Life, Sydney Peace Foundation, Sydney University, Amnesty International, Asylum Seekers Centre, Settlement Services International, Peril Magazine,  Full Stop Foundation and Bridge for Asylum Seeker Foundation and Women Say Something.

The event will support donations and promotion for its partners and will be advertised in Persian, Arabic, Turkish, Chinese and English. Twenty complimentary tickets will be offered to women of Indigenous, refugee and asylum-seeker backgrounds.


 

Arabic: Translated by Sara Saleh (download as PDF)


Turkey: translated by Halee Isil Cosar

Sidney Uluslarası Kadın Şiir ve Sanat festivali 2016

Sydney Peace Foundation ile diğer akademik, insan hakları ve feminist Kuruluşlar ile düzenlediği , Sidney Uluslararasi Kadın Şiir ve Sanat Festivali 2016 ya sizi davet ediyor. Bu festival NSW parlementosunda, 16 Mart Çarşamba günü saat 5.30 ile 9.30 arası gerçeklesecektir.

Festival, Woman Scream ile üç senedir beraber Sidney’e geliyor. Woman Scream faaliyetleri her sene tüm Dünya’da Mart Ayında düzenlenmektedir.Festivalimiz, Sidney in önde gelen festivallerinden biri dir ve şair/film direktörü , Asylum Seekers Centre büyükelçisi Saba Vasefi tarafindan yönetilmektedir. Ev sahipliğini NSW parlementerlerinden Dr. Mehreen Faruqinin yapacağı festival de sunuculuğu da yazar ve eylemci Candy Royalle gerçekleştirecektir. Festival, kadın şair, yazar ve sanatcilari desteklemek be edebiyat dalında hakları olan yerlere gelebilmelerini sağlamaya yardımcı olma amacını gütmektedir.

Bunu , dayanışma ve Çeşitlilik inşa etmekle gerceklestirecektir. Toplumun önde gelen yazarları, yorumcuları sanatçı ve akademisyenler, örnegin Sidney Üniversitesi’nden Arapça dili ve kültürü kürsüsünden Prof. Sana Ahmar; yazar ve yorumcu Jane Caro; yazar, oyuncu ve eylemci Candy Royalle; yorumcu , eylemci Doçent Dr Eva Cox ; araştırmacı, eğitimci , uzman ve konuşmacı Dr. Leslie Cannold un da Katıldığı panel yazar Ruby Hamad Tarafından yönetilecektir. Daha önce ki festivallerde yer almış Michele Seminara nin ilk şiir kitabı ‘Engraft’ , festival direktörü Saba Vasefi tarafından topluma sunulacaktır.

Ödül sahibi sair Judith Beveridge , insan hakları finalisti Yarrie Bangura , Sidney Üniversitesi’nden doc Dr Kate Lilly, Peril magazin editörü Eleanor Jackson , Writing Through Fences koordinatörü Janet Galbraith ile Hawraa Kash, Gloria Demillo ve Gabrielle Jones şiirlerini okuyacaklar .

Hip hop Sanatçıları Sarah Anne Connor ve Zainab Kadhim, klasik Hindistan dansçı Aruna Gandhi ve Tara kız lisesinden gösteriler sunulacaktir.

Festival birçok Gözde akademik insan hakları ve feminist Kuruluşlar Tarafından desteklenmektedir:

  • Daily life
  • Sydney Peace Foundation
  • Amnesty international
  • Asylum Seekers centre
  • Settlement Services international
  • Word Travels
  • Peril Magazine
  • Women say Something
  • Full stop foundation
  • Bridge for asylum seekers Foundation.

 

Chinese translated by Jessica Jin

悉尼国际女子诗歌艺术节与国际女子诗人运动一起举办第三年度 2016 年悉尼女人呐喊节。艺术节将在新南威尔士州议会大厦,于3月16日5:30-9:30举办。

国际女子诗歌艺术节是悉尼维护和推动男女平等的主要节日之一,它是由诗人、电影制片人和寻求庇护者中心大使

莎芭 法瑟碧 执导并由新南威尔士州议会议员馬琳 法露其 博士主持。其艺术节将基于团结、包容和多元化的理念建筑联盟去努力地殊荣和扶植女性诗人、作家及艺术家,从而使她们能在文学艺术的园地里力争她们应有的地位和权益。

该艺术节将会风情万种地展示多元化艺术,其中包括土著、移民来的各国风情 , 难民以及在澳大利亚本土出生的女性的表演节目。它的宗旨是培养和赋予妇女一个互助的环境使她们能够站起来抗争种族歧视、性别歧视和各种对女性的暴力。这将使栖身于多重歧视并被剥夺权益的妇女以及被破坏的社会环境得以见到光明。同时需要强调的是为了抗争综上各种不平等的歧视应建立新的权益框架的必要性。

该艺术节是由卓越的学术界,人权界和女权组织的人士组成,其机构有:悉尼和平基金会、悉尼大学、国际特赦组织、寻求庇护者中心、国际安置服务机构、冒险杂志和Full Stop基金会等各方参参与和合作。

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