AfREC celebrates International Women’s Day 2019 with launch of A-LEAD program

At a Gala Dinner on Saturday 9 March 2019, members of AfREC joined with the Organisation of African Communities in WA (OAC) and the WA Minister for Women’s Interests, Hon. Simone McGurk, MLA, to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019.

With a theme of Together we Influence and Empower, the IWD celebration also served to mark the inauguration of the new OAC Women’s Department, led by Director Marie-Claire Evenor, and the launch of the joint AfREC-OAC WA African Women’s Leadership, Empowerment and Development Program (A-LEAD).

The lively celebration (with food and performances from diverse African cultures, and several participatory dancing interludes) involved 200 people—mostly African-Australian women—along with the Minister, President of the WA Legislative Council Hon. Kate Doust, MLC, City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts, as well as the OAC Executive and community leaders.