This Way North return to Melbourne with their event Sass the Patriarchy, a night of music and empowering discussion that focuses on strategies to continue to improve equality in the music industry. Born in Melbourne, Australia, in 2018, Sass the Patriarchy has been held in Perth, Western Australia, Auckland, New Zealand and Vancouver and Edmonton, Canada.Sass will specifically focus on the year that has been, what improvements have been made and what new and positive strategies can be devised to continue to help the movement progress.
Sass welcomes ALL of Melbourne’s music community members who want to promote inclusivity and gender diversity in the music industry, coming together to celebrate some of the incredibly talented women and gender diverse artists in the Melbourne music scene.The short 20min discussion will focus on issues such as equal representation on festival lineups (and all line-ups), how to support more women/ gender diverse people taking industry roles such as sound engineers, producers, radio hosts and managers, and continuing the efforts to make places of work and play, safe and inclusive.
Positive, informative, and fun, Sass belongs to everyone who wants to see a positive change.Whether you want to actively participate, have your say, bring your ideas or just listen, this will be a safe and inclusive space to come along and be yourself. There'll be great live music, short but thought-provoking discussions, cheap beer from event sponsor Two Birds Brewing, and a raffle to raise funds for the International Women’s Development Agency.