Celebrate Women of Colour: "Share a Song, Share a Story" Campaign & Fundraising Concert

Women of Colour Australia and Our Race Community are excited to announce the inaugural month-long celebration of Women of Colour, featuring a "Share a Song, Share a Story" campaign and a fundraising concert on March 1st taking place in Gadigal land (Sydney)! March 1st is also International Women of Colour Day. This is an opportunity to come together as a community and uplift the voices and experiences of Women of Colour through music, storytelling, and collective action.

"Share a Song, Share a Story" Campaign

Throughout February, we are inviting you to share songs and stories that honour the beauty, strength, and resilience of Women of Colour. Use the hashtag #ShareaSongShareaStory to join the conversation and amplify the voices of these incredible individuals. Together, we can challenge stereotypes, combat discrimination, and create a more inclusive and equitable world.

Fundraising Concert on March 1st

On March 1st, International Women of Color Day, we will be hosting a fundraising concert featuring an incredible lineup of musicians and performers who identify as Women of Colour including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. This event will be a powerful celebration of their talents and a chance to raise funds for WoCA and Our Race Community. Join us for an evening of music, community, and positive change. 

Featured performers

Emily Williams, Global Ambassador, Women of Colour Australia

From her humble beginnings as a forklift driver to her dazzling rise to fame on 'Australian Idol,' Emily Williams has proven time and again that raw talent, hard work, and sheer determination can open doors to incredible opportunities. With her stunning vocals and captivating stage presence, Emily has cemented her position as a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry, captivating audiences worldwide with her breathtaking performances. Her groundbreaking casting as Rachel Marron in the UK production of 'The Bodyguard' is particularly noteworthy, as she is one of the first women of Polynesian heritage to take on a leading role in a UK musical. But it is not just her talent that makes Emily stand out - it is her commitment to creating positive change and promoting diversity and representation. As the Global Ambassador for "Women of Colour Australia," she uses her platform to amplify the voices of marginalised women and push for greater inclusivity in all aspects of society. Emily Williams is not just an exceptional artist - she is a shining example of what it means to be passionate, authentic, and unapologetically yourself.

Special Guest

Suzanne Brooks, established March 1st as Women of Color Day

Suzanne Brooks is a dedicated community activist, educator, and founder of the International Association for Women of Color Day (IAWOCD). Her passion for promoting equality and justice for marginalised communities, especially Women of Color, has driven her to create positive change through various initiatives. In 1999, Suzanne co-founded the IAWOCD, which aims to recognise and celebrate the contributions of Women of Color while raising awareness about the unique challenges they face. The organisation has since grown to include commemorations in 25 states in the US and 5 other countries, honouring women from diverse backgrounds and professions. Suzanne's impact extends beyond the IAWOCD as she has also worked to empower marginalised communities in various ways. She co-founded Girls, Inc., established March 1st as Women of Color Day, founded The Jazz Generation band (singer, songwriter, bandleader) and launched WomenWorldCulture to support women cross-culturally and bring attention to social issues. Suzanne's life and work are a testament to the power of determination, resilience, and a commitment to making a difference. Her legacy continues to inspire and empower Women of Color around the world to raise their voices and fight for equality, justice, and positive change.

Get involved


Donate items or services for our silent auction on Concert night. 

Email us at hello@womenofcolour.org.au to express your interest in donating items or services. Thank you!


Volunteer at the concert or for the month-long campaign. Volunteering your time and talents to support the fundraising concert on March 1st. From setup to registration, every contribution is valuable and deeply appreciated.

Email us at hello@womenofcolour.org.au to express your interest in volunteering. Thank you!

We acknowledge the Wallumattagal clan of the Darug nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which Women of Colour Australia is situated. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present. We acknowledge and honour the strength and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women with whom we stand in solidarity. We acknowledge that as settlers on this stolen Aboriginal land, we are beneficiaries of the dispossession, genocide, and ongoing colonial violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We believe that it is our collective responsibility and moral imperative to help dismantle the systemic barriers and structural inequities oppressing the original inhabitants of this land. We are also painfully aware that this land was taken forcibly, without a Treaty or reparations made. We have taken a practical step towards honouring sovereignty by paying the rent – and we invite you to do so too. This land is and always will be Aboriginal land. Sovereignty was never ceded.

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