Community Calendar

Community Calendar is your weekly look into what’s coming up for the LGBTIQA+ communities in Greater Sydney and NSW! This is our post for 7 May 2021.

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Events and opportunities

Here are some events and opportunities around the Greater Sydney Area:

  • Attention future hip hop stars! Street Media‘s Hip Hop coaching program for folks aged 16 to 24 every runs every Tuesday in May from 3pm to 4pm. For more info, get in touch with James at Street Media.
  • Yarn It Up is a virtual yarning event for Sistergirls, Brotherboys, and trans mob in NSW with ACON. The yarns will focus on strengthening and supporting the health, wellbeing and voices of Sistergirls, Brotherboys and trans mob across NSW, building the profile of Sistergirl and Brotherboy community groups, and offering an opportunity for the community to connect and come together. We are keen to help build community kinship, cultural and spiritual connections through storytelling and activities. First session is 12 May!
  • On 12 May, friend of Twenty10 and former Dolly Doctor Melissa Kang joins Wendy Pettifer in a community conversation about respectful relationships and consent at Woollahra Library in Double Bay.
  • Nancy Denis and Her Band in Concert will be gracing the stage at the Darlinghurst Theatre Company from 12-15 May.
  • Check out the Transgender and Gender Diverse Creative Expression Group, supported by ACON, starting 13 May! For more info, get in touch with Olli.
  • IDAHOBIT – the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia and discrimination against people with an intersex variation – is coming up on Monday, 17 May! We’re cooking up a little campaign here at Twenty10 – watch this space to learn more. #IDAHOBITEveryDay
  • Are you the next Youth Action Artist in Residence? They are looking for a young person from NSW aged 12-24 to complete a paid commission to contribute to their annual report design. Submissions are open until May 21!

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Surveys, studies and consultations

  • Waverly Council wants to hear from young people aged 24 or younger – and you could win a gift voucher if you fill out their survey!
  • The folks at Blaq, ACON and the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University are looking for LGBTIQA+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people between 14 and 25 years old to fill out a survey to understand social and emotional wellbeing and mental health of people in this group. Fill out the survey here.
  • Are you between the ages of 16-25 and live in NSW? Are you passionate about social justice and issues affecting youth? Do you have your own lived/living experience of mental health issues, mental distress and/or suicidal ideation or attempts and want to share your story and perspectives? Do you want to influence change on a state level? The BEING – Mental Health Consumers Youth Committee might be for you! This is a paid opportunity.
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Oasis Sydney StreetMedia Hip Hop Coaching with local legend P.Smurf. Writing-Freestyling-Beats, Tuesdays 3pm - 4pm. Contact James on 0468 764 966, james.mcdonald@salvationarmy.org.au, 365 Crown St, Surry Hills
Applications for Yarn It Up are now open! Yarn It Up is an opportunity for Sistergirls and Brotherboys in NSW to connect and come together for a series of four themed virtual yarning circles. These yarning circles will focus on  strengthening the community's kinship, cultural and spiritual connection, through the ancient tradition of storytelling, building a stronger and more connected  community. For info and to apply, visit: http://bit.ly/yarnitup
Friday, 7 May 2021 4:05 PM      A community conversation about respectful relationships and consent with Dr Melissa Kang and Wendy Pettifer. Join this important conversation with former 'Dolly Doctor', Dr Melissa Kang to support young  people navigate respectful relationships. Woollahra Libraries in Double Bay, Wednesday 12 May 2021, 6.00pm to 7.30pm. Free entry, Bookings essential. For more information or to book visit: respectful.eventbrite.com.au
Two people standing next to each other on a moodily lit stage. One is playing a violin and the other is singing.
Hang out, Make art, Share stories, Thursdays Fortnightly 5 to 7pm. Held in a safe space to express yourself. Donation based - free to $20. cextgroups@gmail.com for more info. Transgender, gender questioning creative expression
Being Youth Committee - Are you passionate about social justice and  issues affecting youth and mental health? Get involved!  • Are you between the ages of 16-25 and live in NSW?  • Do you have your own lived/living experience of mental  health issues and/or suicidal thoughts and want to share  your story and perspectives?  • Do you want to influence change at a state level?  The BEING - Mental Health Consumers Youth Committee  will target the real-life experiences of young people who live  with mental health issues and suicidal thoughts. The  Committee will look at the work of BEING — Mental Health  Consumers and advise on important project work, policy,  system reform, and advocacy needed to bring about change  for young people across NSW. This is a paid opportunity.  Who we are:  BEING - Mental Health Consumers is the independent,  state-wide peak organisation representing the views,  perspectives and experiences of people who live with  mental health issues in NSW,  Our primary focus is to ensure the voices of people living  with mental health issues are heard by decision makers,  services providers, and the community, and recognised for  the valuable expertise they bring to system and service reform. To learn more & to register your interest  visit being.org.au/committees/  or email info@being.org.au
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