Hobsons Bay sings against gender based violence

Hobsons Bay Sings

Council is calling on residents to raise their voices and take a stand on gender based violence. People of all ages, genders and singing abilities are invited to join in a very special musical performance as part of the global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence campaign.

Joint Portfolio Holder for Social Wellbeing and Community Councillor Tony Briffa said that this was an opportunity for the community to unite as one voice and shine a light on gender based violence.

“We will be hosting a series of free singing workshops, culminating in a public performance on Tuesday 10 December at the Williamstown Town Hall,” said Cr Briffa.

“Participants are asked to attend at least one rehearsal before the whole choir joins forces on stage for the final performance.”

The event will also feature other local guest performers including the Willin’ Wimmin community choir.

“The theme for this year’s campaign is ‘Respect Women: Call It Out’,” continued Cr Briffa.

“The entire community has a role to play in calling out unacceptable behaviour and this is an opportunity to show that when it comes to gender based violence, we are all singing from the same song sheet.”

Participants of all ages are welcome but people under 18 must be accompanied by a parent throughout the sessions.

Members of the community are also welcome to enjoy this free event as audience members.

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