The IWD picnic in photos

The International Women’s Day community picnic was held on Saturday, and was a roaring success. We started out with a Welcome to Country from Bronwyn Penrith of Mudgin-gal Women’s Group. The theme of the day was the future of feminism, and all speakers and performers were age 25 and under. Christine, who also runs the facebook page, took many wonderful photos. Here is a small selection. Enjoy!

We were rung in by the fabulous drummers. They are one of my favourite parts of IWD.

The marchers arrived, led by the victorious equal pay campaigners of the ASU.

Kate and co of Unions NSW - the union movement was there in force supporting IWD.

Chi co-ordinated the 2011 event. This year she got to sit back and relax.

Sydney Action for Juarez and Colectivo Mujer were just two of the many community organisations present.

Corina inspired us all by speaking about her activist experience.

Meanwhile, people were tucking into some tasty fare...

... and enjoying the baked treats from the F Collective stall!

Elizabeth Mora mesmerised us with her political energy and gorgeous spoken word poetry.

Kiana Taylor (center) then wowed us with her lovely voice. She has been coming to IWD since she was born.

Asian Women at Work showed IWD how it's done, with two dances set to Chinese music.

Brigit Murane (left), wonderful singer and guitarist, gave us a lesson in how to be an independent and inspiring spirit.

And the art project organised by Corina and Charity was the calm in the eye of the storm.

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5 Responses to “The IWD picnic in photos”
  1. An immense Gracias for the F-collective for organising such a great event! Thank you for letting young minds, young feminists articulate their ideas,thoughts and fustrations about feminism and the future!

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