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Dignity and worth: in celebration of anti-poverty week

Date & Time: Thursday 19th October, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Address: Curate Space, Level 6/306 Collins St (Enter via Causeway House, on Causeway Lane)

Tickets: $15 via Eventbrite

For Anti-Poverty week, we challenge you to think about what poverty means and how you can contribute to shifting mainstream stereotypes to stories of dignity, worth and resilience. Behind The Label invites you to tuck your chairs in and lend your eyes and ears to two wonderful women who have worked through adversity and continue to define themselves with their work and determination in a highly competitive world.

Our first storyteller is a Sudanese woman who is a humble, nature-loving, black-feminist, arriving in Australia with her family in 2003 through the Humanitarian Program for refugees. She is now a business entrepreneur, leading an online vegan makeup range called Binti Essence. Our next equally as lovely and charming storyteller is a young woman who left home in her early teens and lived through her teenage years homeless. She is now finishing her diploma and intends to pursue a career in cyber security.

Two great women. One powerful evening.



The making of motherhood: a tribute to midwives and mothers

Date & Time: Thursday 18th May, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Address: Curate Space, Level 6/306 Collins St (Enter via Causeway House, on Causeway Lane)

Tickets: $10 via Eventbrite

In celebration of Mother’s Day, Behind The Label brings you its first Live Talk of 2017 featuring conversations about motherhood, birth and bringing up women. Hosted at Curate Space in Melbourne's CBD, we invite you to join us for a series of intimate and interactive interviews. With midwife Kayleen Scuderi, we will discuss the first moments of life, shared between two. We will also explore the unique mother and daughter relationship between Wafaa Beaini and Farah Beaini who will explore those burning questions with one another that you may have not asked your own mother or child. From womb to womanhood, we ask you to listen and learn from the experts themselves on a night that celebrates who we love as mums, mummies, mommas and mothers.





creatiVe storytelliNg: Morgan cataldo, travelin hearts and storytelling victoria

Date & Time: Thursday 1 December, 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Address: Cromwell Studios, 136A Cromwell St, Collingwood

Tickets: $10 via Eventbrite

Behind The Label is excited to host its fun and festive final BTL Live Talks for 2016. The evening will feature an array of creative story telling mediums that will include our traditional interviews as well as written and creative performance artists.

Hosted again at the beautiful Cromwell Studios we invite you into a playful space where we will listen and learn from stories, and also take on board new modes of sharing our personal experiences. With speakers from Storytelling Victoria and our own Morgan Lee Cataldo to name a few, we are excited to be able to bring you an event that will share with you different expressions of story-telling and inspire you to learn from our fellow humans.






Behind sexualities and cultures: Hiba, Eric, Rances and Naomi

Date & Time: Thursday 7th July

Address: Cromwell Studios, 136A Cromwell St, Collingwood

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/btl-live-talks-behind-sexuality-and-culture-tickets-25886573438

Behind The Label is excited to host its fourth BTL Live Talks event with a panel of speakers featuring diverse sexualities and cultures. The evening anticipates a fun and interactive discussion with our guests spanning from Sudan, Phillipines, Vietnam and Australia. 

Hosted by the beautiful Cromwell Studios, we invite you into a safe and playful space where we will gain insight and talk anything from cultural traditions and norms to gender diverse realities. With speakers from Afrocare and YGender to name a few, we are excited to be able to bring you an event that will delve into crucial aspects of our identities.




Jan Ali & Amelia Tauoqooqo: Crossing Borders

Date & Time: Friday 29th April, 7:00 pm

Address: Kinfolk Café, 673 Bourke St, Melbourne CBD

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/btl-live-talks-crossing-borders-tickets-22940435460

BTL Live Talks brings you two live interviews with hosts Marie Chung & Alysia Antonucci leading a discussion on seeking asylum in Australia. We will be joined firstly by special guest Amelia Tauoqooqo, a young refugee health nurse who worked in Manus & Nauru Islands, sharing her experiences of offshore Australian Immigration Detention.
We will then have the privilege of being joined by Jan Ali, a resettled refugee currently living in Melbourne without his family and making a generous living from landscaping.
For this particular evening, we are hoping to refresh your minds on who really matters behind the political debates.