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BYS Cultural Story-telling Workshops

April 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Brimbank Youth Week

Brimbank Youth Week 2019: BYS Cultural Story-telling Workshops

Explore cultural story-telling through spoken word, rap, music, art and podcasts.

Guest speakers:

Shantel Wetherall

Shantel Wetherallย is the Producer & Presenter ofย Hey Aunty Podcast!

A podcast on a mission toย #listentoblackwomen. Finalist for the Frankie Good Stuff Awards 2019 and Selected for theย ACMI/State Library of Victoriaย Foundry658 Creative Accelorator program.

Triple R – 3RRR 102.7FMย Presenter, panel moderator, MC and communicator extraordinaire. Shantel is a new broadcasting talent, armed with infectious curiosity and a passion for untold stories.

A Sister of British / Belizean heritage and West African ancestry. Living as a grateful guest on Kulin Land for almost 10 years.

A law grad with a lifelong passion for empowering people. Touched by the power of Solange in 2018, sheโ€™s hasnโ€™t looked back since.

Tavale Llalio

Born in the Islands, raised in New Zealand, grew up in California and now getting his adult on in Melbourne.

Tavale has travelled a colourful, musical, funked up path which has always had people at the centre.

His experiences and stories have shaped everything about his life and continue to inform his pathway and the beat hes marching to.

With a passion for young people and the potential they carry, Tavale will share some of his stories and how they can be used to connect us all.

Gabriela Georges

Gabriela Georges is a Syrian-Australian singer, writer, and performer based in Naarm/Melbourne who explores identity, loss, grief and nature.

In 2018 she became a part of West Writers’ Group, a diverse writers’ collective based in Footscray, and started performing songs in her first language as part of a collaborative project called Bukjeh.

Gabriela also facilitates open spaces around death, dying, grief and loss through her community-based project Soul Arts and is considered the weird youngest sibling of four sisters.
In 2019, she will be a featured writer for Djed Press.

Tluang Lausaw


My name is Tluang Lausaw, my full name is really long that you wouldnโ€™t bother pronouncing it right. Most of my friends call me โ€œTโ€ like the morning {TEA} so you can call me T. J

Iโ€™m originally from Sentung Village in the Chin State, Myanmar and arrived in Australia late 2009. Growing up in Brimbank, I try to make the best of my childhood just about me personally but as I grew older, I realize that life is not just about me anymore. I came to realisation that our first-generation parents donโ€™t understand the struggles that we the 1.5 and 2nd generation of the Chin Youth are encountering in our new home, which had led me to exploring ways to help my community.

My passion in helping my community has led me to be randomly selected to participate in the โ€œCitizenโ€™s Youth Juryโ€ by Brimbank Youth Services which had opened up a lot of new

Martha Metuisela

Martha Metuisela is a Youth Worker who specialises in working with Pasifika young people and runs a number of culturally relevant community development programs with young people in Brimbank and Wyndham.

She co-founded Westside Pasifika, a youth advisory group that runs strengths based co-programs, forums, cultural competency training and events such as My Island Dream.

With the teachings from her Tongan background she is passionate about implementing these into her work with the youths.

Her father is from Fuamotu and her mother is from Tokomololo one thing that she keeps close to her heart is the teachings of Fakaapaapa and ofa which is shown in a lot of her work.


Sunshine Library: Friday 12 April, 2:30-3:30pm

Download the full Brimbank Youth Week 2019 program guide here: http://bit.ly/2I4qfms


April 12, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Sunshine Library
301 Hampshire Rd
Sunshine, VIC 3020 Australia
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(03) 9249 4640
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