Get Striped for Diversity, Acceptance and Respect

Our Get striped festival last Saturday during Multicultural week was great fun, and we loved sharing the day with our partners who helped to make it a great success.
‘Get Striped’ Space2b project marks acceptance and respect  through creative arts reminding us that we all deserve to be safe and happy.
The day included a design Market run by Lana from Meet Me at the Market, and the St Kilda farmers market.  We also  had Basketry and african beading workshops, henna art, cultural dance and face painting.   We finished off in the afternoon with an inspirational forum and Q&A with some great speakers, Mariam Issa, Abe Nouk Amini Nyikang and singer song writer Nela Trifkovic.Thanks to photographer Tatiana we have some fantastic photos to share with you and lets face it, pictures say a thousand words.

Celebration Day for Acceptance + Respect

What a wonderful day at Vegilicious and 4Dverse to celebrate Acceptance and Respect!
Delicious food cooked by Sharifeh and Helen together with Giovana in the Vegilicious Kitchen!
Fun workshops, and lots of monkeys sold.
We have made over 100 monkeys, so 20 have gone to children in detention.
A reminder to them that they have not been forgotten!

Thank you to the City of Port Phillip for funding this important event!

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Handing over the monkeys to Tri for the children in detention

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Program Launched by Pamela Curr, ASRC

Program Launched by Pamela Curr, ASRC

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100 Stripey Monkeys – Vegilicious wall

Vanessa Huxley, Councillor, City if Port Phillip

Vanessa Huxley, Councillor, City if Port Phillip

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Giovanna, Sharifeh and Hadis – Vegilicious kitchen

Sharifeh cooking with Giovana in the Vegilicious kitchen

Sharifeh cooking with Giovana in the Vegilicious kitchen

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Giovanna with Leila and Helen – Vegilicious Kitchen

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Leila Ashtiani – Exhibition at 4Dverse Gallery

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African Beading with Tissi

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Indigenous basket weaving

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Now Moving Forward – an Amazing night with Julian Burnside and Guests

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I thought I should report on this special night, even if I am a bit late!
Such a wonderful evening!  So lovely to see a great turnout, and so it should be with such amazing guests. There was humour, entertainment, many ‘makes you think’ moments and some practical and compassionate ideas.
Our thanks again to our wonderful speakers and entertainers: Julian Burnside, Abe Nouk, Tasneem Chopra and E’eda

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julian burnside

Abe Nouk

Abe Nouk

Tasneem Chopra & E'Eda

Tasneem Chopra & E’Eda

Ban, Linda & Keeru

Ban, Linda & Keeru

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Helen & Mitra serving up Delicious Iranian food

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Abe entertains!

The Fashion Show @Space2b

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Great event and lots of fun!  Thank to all the models who walked up the catwalk and showed off our wonderful clothing for all shapes and sizes!

Thanks to Ian who took these fabulous photos from Bayside Photography 

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Black dress with button detail by Rhada Rani

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Black top by Pretty Comfortable and trouser by QOQO

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Stripe top by Fujinella and Little kitten dress by Lindyloo Designs

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Modal top and swirly skirt by Jiniku

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 Dress by Rhada Rani

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Spot Dress by Rhada Rani

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Red dress by SamG

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T-Shirt by Lindlyloo Designs

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Dress by Rhada Rani

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Retro jersey shirt by Jiniku