The ‘Recharge Conference’, organised by Y Foundations, was a chance to re-energise the conversation on youth homelessness. The two day program included presentations from nationwide peak services and agencies involved in working with vulnerable youth affected by homelessness. STARTTS’ Training Officer, Belinda Green spoke about the needs and experiences of refugee young people.
Women of Fairfield has been nominated for an FBI SMAC award, in the Best Arts Program category. The project is a celebration of womanhood in one of Australia’s most multicultural and diverse Australian cities.The project is a collaboration between the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s C3West program, Powerhouse Youth Theatre (PYT) and the NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS).
The event sought to highlight the strength and resilience of the women of Fairfield, as well as it’s unique multicultural and religious diversity. The project artists were Kate Blackmore, Hissy Fit and Maria Tran, Claudia Nicholson, and Zoe Scoglio.
The project was facilitated by STARTTS’ Jiva Parthipan, and curated by Anne Loxley and Karen Therese.
Jiva was overwhelmed by the sense of community and inclusiveness shown by the women. Religion and cultura were celebrated, and differences were put aside in what was a joyous celebration of global womanhood.
You can vote for the Women of Fairfield here.