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Community Calendar 23 April 2021

Community Calendar

Community Calendar is your fortnightly look into what’s coming up for the LGBTIQA+ communities in Greater Sydney and NSW! This is our post for 23 April 2021.

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Events and opportunities

On 1 May, Twenty10 is starting our new face-to-face and online programming schedule! We’re in the process of updating our website with more info, so here’s the short version. Unless otherwise stated, these programs are happening at the Twenty10 Workshop Space at 37 Shepherd St, Chippendale:

  • hangOUT on Discord for folks aged 13-25 will now be happening every Tuesday from 4 to 6pm – email hangout@nulltwenty10.org.au for more info
  • Drop In for folks aged 12-25 will happen every second Thursday starting 6 May from 3pm to 5pm
  • Drop In for folks aged 12-18 will run one Saturday a month starting 22 May from midday to 3pm
  • OutWest for folks aged 12-25 will keep happening fortnightly on Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm – the next group is on 28 April at Grounded Space Westfield Parramatta, upstairs from the train station and next to the bus transitway.
  • Flix will be our monthly movie night on the first Friday of each month from 5pm to 8pm
  • Our Pantry service will provide food support for LGBTIQA+ folks aged 12-25 on Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm – come pick up a hamper of staple foods.

Here are some more events happening around the Greater Sydney Area:

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.
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Step Out - Are you living/working/studying in the Cumberland Council area? 12-18 years old? Part of the rainbow community? Contact Woodville Alliance to register for our safe and confidential under 18s youth group here: PH: 0490 048 405 E: stepout@woodville.org.au
April 26, 9:30am to 11am, Western Sydney Rainbow Connection Interagency - join us for our second interagency and speaker series event. Featuring Naomi Mourra, Cederic Yin-Chen exploring intersectionality at The Joan - Penrith
Out West with Twenty10. Who: LGBTIQA+ folks aged 12-25  What: Twenty10's group in Parramatta! Join us for fun times, snacks and more  Where: Grounded Space, Shop 2188/159-175 Church St - above Parramatta train station and next to bus stops  When: Fortnightly on Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm  Why: Because it's fun!
Strong Safe Fabulous - A family fun day for LGBTQA+ families of all shapes and sizes. Sunday 2nd May, Marrickville Town Hall, 303 Marrickville Road Marrickville. 11am to 2pm. Free - Face painting, photo booth, stalls, food and fabulous, fun activities. 11am - Craft workshop, 11:30am - Drag story time, 12:15pm - Raising Strong Safe Fabulous Families panel discussion, 12:15pm Reptile Show, 1pm Free Lunch, 1:30pm Drag Story Time. This event is COVID-safe, for further information call 0402 787 571
Pride Place inclusive drop-in every first Thursday starting May 6, 3:30pm - 5:30pm @ The Joan - Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre 597 High St, Penrith - games, snacks, fun! Ages 12-25. Pride Place is a safe and inclusive drop-in space for LGBTIQA+ young people and allies run by local Penrith youth services. For more information contact Irene on 0426 225 343
Twenty10 LGBTIQA+  ASIST Suicide Intervention Training, Workshop Dates: Fri 28 and Sat 29 May

Community Calendar 9 April 2021

Community Calendar
Community Calendar is your fortnightly look into what’s coming up for the LGBTIQA+ communities in Greater Sydney and NSW! This is our post for 9 April 2021.

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Events and opportunities

  • The wonderful folks at Addison Road Community Organisation are holding poetry workshops for folks aged 12-24 from 13 to 15 April, and then an all-ages poetry slam on 16 April (including fundraising for Twenty10)! Register for the workshops here or read more about the poetry slam on Addi Road’s website.
  • Newly added! Sydney Bi+ Network is holding a webinar on 14 April about bi+ experiences of HIV prevention
  • We’re excited to announce that OutWest is back! We’ll be meeting fortnightly at Grounded Space, Shop 2188/159-175 Church St (attached to Westfield Parramatta, above the train station and adjacent to bus stops), starting from 6pm to 8pm on Wednesday, 14 April.
  • Twenty10 is holding some half-day face-to-face safeTALK suicide awareness sessions for LGBTIQA+ communities on 15 April (allies welcome) and 20 April (LGBTIQA+ folks only) – for free!  Learn more about safeTALK and our Commuity Connector program. We also have more dates further down the track, so fill out our EOI form if you’re interested even if you can’t make these April dates.
  • The amazing folks at Weave are holding a Youth Week block party at Coral Sea Park, Maroubra on Friday, 16 April from 3pm – 7pm – check out the flyer to the right!
  • GEM is running an arts and health program called GEMAH-SYD for aspiring young artists and creatives aged 18 to 30 starting Saturday 17 April.
  • The Boomalli Aboriginal Art Mardi Gras exhibition ends on 19 April, so go check it out while you can! It’s open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. There is also a virtual exhibition at the website.
  • WAYS are holding a Life Skills 101 course for young people aged 15-25 starting on 19 April. This course is focused on exploring and developing tools that are essential for young people and their future. Learn more about WAYS Youth Training at the link.
  • The Youth Empowerment Tool is an online tool designed to empower young people to engage with health professionals and to increase their knowledge around sexual and reproductive health. The tool is launching on 21 April via webinar.
  • Check out The (Sour Glitch) Two-Step Refusal from BrandX! “Something’s wrong. Everything’s right. The time is now, and they did it yesterday. For They and Them, to be read is to be misread, to be seen is to be unseen. In their fierce failure, bodies become less private, minds more muddled, stories less linear. They are forging the non-binary.” Showing on Friday 23 April and Saturday 24 April.
  • Join Child Family Community Australia on 28 April for a webinar: The social and emotional wellbeing of LGBTIQA+ young people.

And here is a round up of Youth Week programs for councils across the Sydney area!

Articles and videos

Surveys, studies and consultations

  • 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.
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13th-15th April, Word on the Street Spoken Word Workshops, 2 to 4pm. Workshops for young people 12-25 years. $20 per workshop or free if referred by a youth service. Tickets via Humanitix. All participants invited to perform at Word on the Street Poetry Slam - Friday 16th April at 6pm. Speak up, speak out, and be heard! More info at addiroad.org.au or email programs@addiroad.org.au.
16th April, Word on the Street Poetry Slam, 6pm. All-ages, open-hearted, open-mic event... Hosted by Mark Mordue, poet & music writer. Judges by Sara Saleh from Bankstown Poetry Slam. Prize for the best young performer from Better Read Than Dead Bookshop, Newtown. No need to book - just come along and sign in to slam or support. Speak up, speak out, and be heard! More info at addiroad.org.au or email programs@addiroad.org.au.
Text reads Out West is Back! (in a shiny new venue!) There is a cat wearing rainbow sunglasses and a unicorn horn eating a rainbow sprinkle donut.
A pink, yellow and green geometric background with text: Twenty10 LGBTIQA+ safeTALK Suicide Awareness Training. Workshop Dates: Thu Apr 15th (allies welcome), Tue Apr 20 (LGBTIQA+ only)
South East Block Party - Together More than Ever. Friday 16 April, Coral Sea Park, Maroubra, Bidjigal Land, from 3 to 7pm. Featuring headline performance from Maroubra's own Kobie Dee
Text reads: GEM Arts & Health Program Sydney (GEMAH-SYD) Glebe, April & May 2021. Free for all participants. Supported by City of Sydney.
A mind map with the words Personal Growth in the middle. The concepts coming out of that include motivation, vision, planning, learning, training, creativity, develop, and goals. Text underneath reads Enrol Today - Statement of Attainment, Life Skills 101. P: 9388 9455 E: training@ways.org.au

Community Calendar – 26 March 2021

Community Calendar

Community Calendar is your fortnightly look into what’s coming up for the LGBTIQA+ communities in Greater Sydney and NSW!

Have something you’d like to add? Let us know!

Events and opportunities

Surveys, studies and consultations

  • Free online writing workshops for LGBTQIA+ people aged 18 to 25. PhD researcher Chloe Cannell is running a series of five 2hr writing workshops exploring the challenges of representing LGBTQIA+ characters and stories in fiction for young adults. Participants are invited to write and share in their preferred medium, respond to short questionnaires, and discuss story examples. The workshops are on Saturdays 10am-12pm ACST April to May 2021 on the following dates: 10/04, 17/04, 1/05, 8/05 & 15/05.Email Chloe at chloe.cannell@nullmymail.unisa.edu.au to express interest and for more information.

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A person wearing sport shorts and holding a chequered flag overlaid with shooting stars in trans flag colours. Text reads Pride in Sport - Transforming sport in Australia. An online discussion about trans & gender diverse inclusion in Australian sport. Trans Day of Visibility, 31 March.
A woman looking at the camera and smiling. Text reads: Tech Ready Women - Join our 8 Week Startup Program. Applications close April 5, 5pm AEDT.
A pink, yellow and green geometric background with text:  Twenty10 LGBTIQA+  safeTALK Suicide Awareness Training. Workshop Dates: Thu Apr 15th (allies welcome), Tue Apr 20 (LGBTIQA+ only)
Text on a background like notebook paper: Free online writing workshops for LGBTIQA+ people aged 18-25. You are invited to participate in a research project on writing in allyship with LGBTIQA+ youth on the challenges of representing young adult fiction featuring intersectional LGBTIQA+ characters and stories. The workshops aim to develop writing strategies for telling those stories. Participation in the study will include: Five 2-hour workshops (totalling 10 hours), Following individual and group writing exercises; Responding to short anonymous questionnaires; Sharing/reading/discussing writing examples with a small peer group of up to 13 people. Receive $20 in eGift Cards. Email Chole Cannell (PhD researcher) at chloe.cannell@mymail.unisa.edu.au to express interest and for more information. This research has been approved by the University of South Australia Human Research Ethics Committee (Ethics Protocol Number: 202961)+
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