WHO WERE OUR SPEAKERS?
Alexis West has worked as a dancer, choreographer, performer, writer, poet, theatre and filmmaker over the past 20 years. As a Birri Gubba, Wakka Wakka, Kanak and Caucasian woman, Alexis is passionate about First Nation people’s voices as well as the stories of people with disability and people from diverse backgrounds.
Dr Dee Michell is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Gender Studies & Social Analysis at The University of Adelaide. She is a ‘late blooming’ accidental academic, heading to university as a mature age student while raising 3 children and after a stint in the corporate sector. Dee now teaches social research and sociology and has eclectic research interests which pivot around social justice.
Zerebar Karimi is a woman in her twenties who was born in the Qandil Mountains in Kurdistan, and raised in various places in the Middle East. She’s been living in Adelaide, Australia since 1998 and works as a Union Organiser. She is involved in community work and organisations that uphold the principles of international solidarity, of gender justice, of queer rights and workers’ rights, of justice for First Nations peoples, and the intersection between all these things.
Sarah Dunn will take the conversational ropes as discussion with empathy and humor.
WHAT DID THEY TALK ABOUT?
Our third Mary Lee Exchange brought together a group of women to discuss ‘Home’ in all it’s complexity. Sometimes a place of great warmth and comfort, sometimes one of pain or distress.
We also moved to Holy Rollers Studios in Prospect. Formerly a church it’s now an artist studio and a community space of a different type.
WHEN AND WHERE?
Saturday 15 July, 2017 at Holy Rollers Studios.
Photo credit: Elle DS Photography