Movement Makers Program



  • Event opens with hosts IIeini Kabalan and Yaw Mulatto
  • Live Performance by Brent Watkins
  • Welcome to country with Uncle Larry

3.30pm CREATIVE RESPONSES TO CRITICAL ISSUES (3 x 10 min presentations with Q+A)

  • Mazna Komba and Gabriel Collie Sisters and Brothers Project
    (cohealth arts generator)
  • Michelle Norbido Sisters on the Mic (Arts Centre Melbourne)
  • Piper Huynh and Rex Pelman (Western Edge Youth Theatre)

4.15pm-5.15pm  WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF OUR WORK? Panel Discussion hosted by Chris Sonn – Associate Professor Victoria University. Panelists:

  • Brent Watkins-young cultural educator/artist
  • Augustino Daw- young community cultural development consultant
  • Liss Gabb- Program Co-ordinator Cohealth arts generator
  • Kate Gillick and Irine Vela Creative Producers, Outer Urban Projects

5.15pm-5.35pm BREAK with live dance performances by Special Crew and Culture Queenz (Brimbank Youth Services)

5.35pm-6.05pm GETTING FROM HERE TO THERE transitioning from participant to mentor (2 x 10 min presentations with Q+A)

  • Marcos Diaz and Sebastian Fransz (Urban Art Program, Brimbank Youth Services)
  • Jack Hewitt and Jack Campone (Dig Deep, Arts Centre Melbourne)


7pm-8pm IT’S MESSING WITH MY SLEEP the art of self-care and community care. Panel Discussion hosted by Kirsten Meyer-Drama Therapist and PhD student, Victoria University. Panelists:

  • Fostin Nshimirimana – 2nd year VU Youth Work student & Brimbank Young Citizen of the Year 2013
  • Candice Monique – Singer, poet and youth worker working closely with young people in Justice
  • Dennis Pennalligen – aka B-Boy Nasa, studying Masters of Community Cultural Development VCA

8pm-8.30pm TALES FROM WITHIN personal stories of power and impact

  • Philip Michael Pandongan – aka Yung Philly, proud Filipino and emcee master of the ‘5’ Word Challenge
  • Fostin Nshimirimana
  • Abraham Nouk – Spoken word poet, founder and director of Creative Rebellion Youth

Freestyle playback on the issues, reflections and magic of the day.

When: Tuesday November 11th 3pm-9pm
Where: Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St Footscray

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