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Not Just Grrrls Xmas Sydney - with Pirra, Droves & Good Thanks

  • Lansdowne Hotel 2-6 City Road Chippendale, NSW, 2008 Australia (map)

Sad Grrrls Club Presents 
with PirraDROVESgood thanks & Sad Grrrls Club DJs 
Free Entry @ The Lansdowne 
Sun 16th December 4-8pm

Wrapping up another huge year for Sad Grrrls Club, we're throwing a bit of a Christmas shindig with some of our best buddies and you're invited! 

Unlike your regular christmas party, a NOT JUST GRRRLS Christmas Party has a strict 'no racist uncles' and 'no skeezy co-workers' policy. Instead we've got some of NSWs best indie/rock/alternative artists and our Sad Grrrls Club DJs playing nothing but your favourite party hits.

Featuring PirraDROVES & good thanks

Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge that this event takes place on occupied Aboriginal land of the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation, and we acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to the Indigenous Elders past, present and future.

What is a Safer Space?
According to the Coalition for Safer Spaces, “a safer space is a supportive, non-threatening environment that encourages open-mindedness, respect, a willingness to learn from others, as well as physical and mental safety. It is a space that is critical of the power structures that affect our everyday lives, and where power dynamics, backgrounds, and the effects of our behavior on others are prioritized. It’s a space that strives to respect and understand survivors’ specific needs. Everyone who enters a safer space has a responsibility to uphold the values of the space.”

A Safer Spaces Invitation is not perfect from the beginning and is an ever-evolving document that highlights issues as they come to the surface therefore requires constant revision. The term “safer” is used because it is understood that every individual’s perception of safety is different and no space can be entirely safe for every single individual. However, a safer spaces invitation operates on trust and we hope that we will all be aware of our own actions to ensure the safety of others and will be held accountable when we jeopardise the wellbeing of ourselves and others.

What does this mean?
As individuals, we are all responsible for our own actions and their consequences. There is zero tolerance for abusive, violent and hateful behaviour. Please be mindful of your own words and actions.

Sad Grrrls Club events strive to be free of:
-Homophobia, Transphobia, Racism, Sexism, Ableism, Discrimination & Hate Speech
-Bullying & put downs
-Illegal/inappropriate behaviour
-The usage of illicit substances on our premises and excessive intoxication on our premises
-Kicking or throwing of objects
-Abusive/threatening behaviour including verbal & physical violence

We Ask That You:
-Assess the way in which you dominate spaces; ask yourself “does my behaviour make people around me feel uncomfortable or threatened?”
-Don’t touch people without asking for their consent first
-Ask about peoples’ preferred pronouns. Sad Grrrls Fest is a gender diverse initiative therefore the way we address people can really affect them – use “they”and “their” as pronouns if you’re unsure. Don’t assume that a person adheres to the he/she binary.

What happens when someone violates the Safer Spaces Invitation?
On first instance, a staff member will issue that person with a reminder. If their behaviour continues, there will be a mediation meeting held to discuss their behaviour and how they may be helped with changing those behaviours. This meeting may be held with the organisers and venues. However, if a breach is ongoing or severe, the organisers and venue can issue people with a ban. We would like to resolve conflicts internally before having to call upon any law enforcement. Law enforcement should always be a last resort.

If you feel unsafe:
Sad Grrrls Fest Safer Spaces officers will be indicated by lanyards and wristbands. Please come and see one of these people if you require help at any point. If you would prefer to remain anonymous you can text a phone number that will be provided closer to the event date.

Outside Hotlines:
Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636
Advice and support for anxiety and depression
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Life Crisis Support
NSW Rape Crisis: 1800 424 017
Counselling service for sexual assault
QLife: 1800 1845 27
LGBTIQ Counselling and referral service