East London Feather Awards Dialogue tackles violence against LGBTI


feather_awards_east_london_aug_2016The seventh Chevrolet Feather Awards Dialogue takes place in East London on Saturday 20 August.

This year, the annual awards ceremony is marking its eighth anniversary by travelling to eight provinces to engage with communities about LGBTI issues and challenges.

The dialogues are hosted in partnership with long standing sponsors Chevrolet and Films and Publications Board, joined by the Thami Dish Foundation, an education foundation founded by Thami Kotlolo, who is also the co-founder of the Awards.

“This year’s theme is ‘it took a community to get here’ and this is true to the journey of the Feathers’. We have enjoyed support from various sectors and societies and now the time has come to pay it forward,” said Kotlolo.

“These dialogues are only one facet of the broader vision and the growth path we are following. As the Chevy Feather Awards team we believe there is a need to share our platform with communities. It is also important to have conversations that many are afraid to have and to play a role in changing ideologies.”

The next Dialogue will be held in East London on the theme of: “Building Bridges: Dealing with violence against LGBTI.”

The event will be facilitated by Lumko Johnson and is scheduled to include speakers such as Snowy Mamba, Happy Phaleng, Bongani Sibeko and Benny Xotyeni.

All from the LGBTI community are welcome to attend and participate.

The Saturday 20 August event starts at 10am. The venue is the Mdantsane Sun Hotel, East London.

Mambaonline.com is a proud supporter of the Chevrolet Feather Awards Dialogues.

Date: Saturday 20 August
Venue: Mdantsane Sun Hotel, East London
Time: 10am
Theme: Building Bridges: Dealing with violence against LGBTI
Speakers: Snowy Mamba, Happy Phaleng, Bongani Sibeko and Benny Xotyeni

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