Events to combat violence
Waxing Wookiees and hip-hop music — these are some of the ways Pilbara residents can help combat violence against women this month.
The Karratha White Ribbon committee has put together a series of events this month targeting all ages and both genders in a bid to raise awareness of the cause.
The events started yesterday with a boot camp for boys in Roebourne at the Saints Gym.
Tonight, a girls’ pamper night will be held in Roebourne at the Yaandina Youth Centre from 4pm, while a similar event will be held the next day in Karratha from 3pm.
The two nights will include nail painting, manicures, henna, hair styling, and a guest speaker who will talk one-on-one with girls about healthy relationships.
On Saturday at the Karratha City Shopping Centre, the community can sponsor wax strips or, if they are particularly hairy, be waxed themselves to raise money at 10am. Hip-hop workshops will be held next week from Tuesday to Thursday at the Yaandina Youth Centre from 3pm with Perth artists JPoint.
Participants will develop their musical skills and learn songwriting.
A networking morning tea will be held on November 25 and a domestic violence forum on November 27, which the committee is encouraging everyone to attend.
A Karratha White Ribbon committee spokeswoman said the point of such varied events was to open the cause to as many in the community as possible.
Tom Price is also holding a lunch on November 28 at the Mountain View Sporting Club.
Guest speakers include WA shadow minister for mental health and child protection Stephen Dawson and Tom Price police officerin-charge Sergeant Kevin Jones.
November 25 is White Ribbon Day, when people vow to take action to prevent violence against women.
For information on the Karratha events, email gregoryl@ missionaustralia.com.au, and for the Tom Price event, ring 9188 0500.