17 July 2019

Manningham Council’s Powerful Stories video series has been highly commended in the Arts Animates category at the 2019 National Awards for Local Government.

Awarded last month, the video series features 10 local women as they share their personal stories, reflect on their journeys, achievements and hopes for the future.

The Arts Animates category recognises local government projects that use arts and culture to support vibrant and cohesive communities, embrace diversity and encourage social inclusion through community participation in artistic activities.

As representatives of one of the most culturally diverse communities in Melbourne, the women involved in Manningham’s four part video series are aged 18 to 80 years and from a range of backgrounds. The videos celebrate their similarities as they discuss key issues which resonate with women today

Each video was launched in partnership with Council initiatives or events over the past 12 months, such as International Women’s Day, Mother’s Day, Women Inspiring Business and 16 Days of Activism.  

View the four part video series online at manningham.vic.gov.au/powerful-stories