Get Striped Forum & Q&A
 'Get Striped' marks acceptance and respect and reminds us that we all deserve to be safe and happy.

Space2b’s Get Striped Forum is a welcome reminder that despite the stigma towards migrants and refugees, social inclusion and cultural celebration are well and truly alive in the heart of St Kilda. Join us for an afternoon of inspiration; humility and passion.
Tickets only $20 and all funds raised go towards the development of a funky laneway cafe and community hub at the rear of Space2b on 144 Chapel Street.

Mariam Issa
Mariam Issa is many things. She is a mother, a wife, a daughter, a business woman, a human rights activist and a community worker. Mariam is also an ardent storyteller. Mariam supports the rights of refugees and developing the strengths and confidence of women in Australia and Africa. Her compelling story of resilience , compassion and bridging cultures has made her a favourite in both school and corporate programs and as a spokesperson in the media for refugee and women's issues. Her story will inspire you.

Abe Nouk
Abe Nouk was illiterate when he arrived in Australia. Now an acclaimed spoken word poet and community educator, he will speak about his early years as a refugee, the marginalisation of young Sudanese men and his fierce love for his adopted country. He beams about the
opportunities Australia affords people, and how it makes him want to give back.   'This country epitomises what the rest of the world aspires to be,' he says.   His story will make you
feel humble and grateful.

Amini Nyikang
Amani is a passionate  young South Sudanese leader who is determined to empower and motivate those around her, particularly, her South Sudanese community. Amani works for  legal firm, Slater and Gordon as a Para-Legal and always wanted to make a difference in her community. She is passionate about shifting the negative perception of African-Australians in multicultural Victoria. Her story is passionate. 

Following the presentations, Clare Larman will open a panel discussion between the audience and our speakers.


Our forum is kindly subsidised by the city of Port Phillip