A national voice for immigrant and refugee women’s wellbeing in Australia
Migrant Women Matter: Our 40th Anniversary Gala

Migrant Women Matter: Our 40th Anniversary Gala

MCWH is proud to invite you to our 40th Anniversary party: Celebrating 40 years: Migrant Women Matter!

Prepare to raise the roof as we look back on 40 years of raising the profile of migrant and refugee women’s health, and look forward to building a stronger and healthier future for everyone.

Our gala event will be held at the stunning Langham Hotel in the heart of Melbourne city.

Your ticket includes a decadent three-course dinner and a captivating line up of some of the best artists in Australia.

We have confirmed that writer Michelle Law and singer-song writer Thando will be performing!

All proceeds from ticket sales and raffle prizes/silent auction will go to continuing our legacy of keeping migrant women’s health in migrant women’s hands.

Event details

Date:  25 October 2018

Time:  6pm – 11:30pm

Venue:  The Clarendon Ballroom, Langham Hotel Melbourne, 1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank 3006

Dress code:  Formal

Tickets:  $220 per person (discount for a table of ten).

Speakers and Performers

Mojo Juju: A woman emerging from darkness with short dark hair, cool chunky jewellery and a swallow tattooed on her forearm, holding her hand to her head and looking directly at the camera.

Mojo Juju

Formidable. Enigmatic. Genre-defying. Fragile. Ballsy. Ambiguous. Raw.

Mojo Juju has been called many things and yet she is forever hard to define. By her own explanation, Mojo has never felt comfortable with being categorized and is increasingly deliberate in avoiding labels and defying genres. As a result, it is only in experiencing her live shows that one can begin to understand the full breadth of this dynamic artist.

Regardless of genre, whether solo or backed by a full band, it is evident that at the core of Mojo Juju’s songwriting is a raw emotional honesty. It is juxtaposed by a razor sharp wit and a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor and it is carried by her voice, which is often almighty powerful, sometimes heart-achingly vulnerable and always the centerpiece of her work.

Image of Michelle Law, standing and smiling at the camera

Michelle Law

Michelle Law is an award-winning writer and screenwriter who has spoken at TEDx events, writer’s festivals, ABC radio and The Project. Her stories and essays have been widely published and her films have screened nationally at festivals and on the ABC.

Michelle writes for magazines, journals, newspapers, film and television. She is the co-author of the comedy book, Sh*t Asian Mothers Say, and her writing has been featured in publications like Women of Letters and Destroying the Joint, as well as The Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Life, frankie magazine, and the Griffith Review.

As a screenwriter, she has received an Australian Writer’s Guild AWGIE award for her interactive media work, and her first stage play, Single Asian Female, recently toured with La Boite Theatre Company to wide and critical acclaim.

Image of Thando, a woman with a mesh white top under a red sily bomber jacket, chunky blue and pink earrings and a cool afro, peering casually over a pair of cool sunglasses.

Thando

Thando is in a league of her own and can easily be titled one of Australia’s best vocalists, with tone to her voice that will give you goosebumps and power that will leave you speechless. Audiences can expect the most incredible modern soul and rnb, mixed with raw funk, pop all delivered in her own unique way.

Packing a string of outstanding accomplishments in her career since starting out in 2012, Thando has played in Sol Nation with members of Painters and Dockers, appeared on The Voice Australia, toured the east coast, made her professional theatre debut in Dreamgirls, performed at Bigsound Festival + Strawberry Fields, St Kilda Festival, had a sold out show at Chapel off Chapel, Federation Square to more than 100,000 Melbourians and play the coveted role of Shug Avery in a sold out season of  The Color Purple and opened for Maxwell.

For information and tickets contact mi@mcwh.com.au or book at https://events.humanitix.com.au/migrant-women-matter.

 

MCWH thanks Costa, our Official Major sponsor, for supporting our event.

 

 

 

 

This event is also receiving support from the Heart Foundation.