Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Opportunity International fundraising event

Shouting out For Love by David Armano

If you live in Melbourne - please be my guest at Shout Out Social this Saturday!

This celebration of creativity for positive change will include a digital exhibition of images and words created by people around the world, and a video message from the inspiring visual journalist Eileen Clegg. Special guest speaker, actor and playwright Shahin Shafaei will be there to share some words, drawing upon his incredible personal story.

Shahin Shafaei, an acclaimed actor and playwright in his native home of Iran fled his country after having his work banned. He found his way to Australia in 2000 through Indonesian people smugglers, and ended up spending 22 months at Curtin immigration detention center in WA - 10 of those months in isolation. These days Shahin continues his creative work and empowers others to share their own amazing stories through the arts.

This special event will be held one night only - Saturday 14th March 5pm to 7pm at Horse Bazaar in Melbourne (which kicks on until late.) Entry is free and a donation box will be available to raise funds for a Opportunity International Australia project.

Invite your friends and RSVP to the event on Facebook or make a $10 donation today to help fund a Filipino microfinance project - helping families and communities out of poverty.

Hope to see you there!