Storytellers: With Hope in our Hearts.
Apr
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

Storytellers: With Hope in our Hearts.

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Hope: to cherish a desire with anticipation, to want something to happen or be true. 

You only have to turn on the news each night and your screen is full of the latest terror attack or suicide bombing. The bloodshed, the innocent lives lost, the fear. With every headline the words 'Muslim' 'Arab' and 'Islam' are always spoken of. It's not easy to sit in front of your television and not associate 'Muslims' with the inhumanity and insanity. 

For Muslims living in the West, it can't be easy either. When the world is constantly pointing their fingers at ALL Muslims. It can't be easy to stay attached to your faith, make friends, gain employment, raise children and navigate an increasingly hostile world.

Cedar & Pine Bar is proud to bring some beautiful Muslim women together for an evening of Storytelling, because despite the images you see in your newsfeeds, these women have stories too. They are mothers, daughters, sisters, colleagues, and friends. These stories are ones we ALL know; the struggle or raising kids, marriage breakdowns, equality in the workplace, trying to find your place in society.

Our Storytellers:

Lamisse Hamouda is a youth worker, writer and founder of the Southside Poetry Slam in Brisbane. She has a Bachelor degree in Government & International Relations, and is currently undertaking a Graduate Diploma in Sexology. Lamisse has been an active community member in her capacity as a youth worker, and a Muslim woman, for many years. It wasn't easy coming of age in a post-9/11 world as mixed-race Muslim woman in Australia, so Lamisse will share her journey of stumbling through an identity crisis, running away to the Middle East, finding feminism, and her way back to Islam.

Roba Rayan is lawyer, activist and a mother. Roba is the co-founder of the Muslim Legal Network in Queensland. Palestinian by heritage, Roba has been a dedicated force as the former secretary, and ongoing member, of PACSI (Palestinian Culture Arts and Sports Inc). As a lawyer, Roba works to assist survivors of sexual abuse, and people who experience mental illness or disability. Roba will share her insight into trauma, healing and resilience; reflecting on her experiences as a mother of raising a resilient child in our increasingly challenging world.

Noor Gillani is a final year Journalism Student who is enthusiastic about the entertainment industries, social welfare and humanitarianism. She has a keen interest in the many controversial religious and political debates, which continue to float around the public sphere. She is also a feminist; an activist and all those other words that sometimes make people’s blood boil, and spends a fair bit of her spare time singing. She may even sing for us on the night!

Leila Abukar is a Somali-Australian political activist who will share with us her story of living for years in refugee camps. Since being granted admission to Australia, Leila has gone to exceptional lengths to make sure she's never a 'barrier to herself.' From the age of 12 Leila volunteered with the UN, campaigned against female circumcision, worked for the Howard government and has been recognised for her community work with a Centenary Medal for her contributions to Crisis Counseling, Advocacy and Settlement for the Somalia and African communities in Queensland.

Tiffany Weber has worked in various political spheres and is currently working for the Queensland Labor Government. She grew up in rural Queensland and came to Brisbane for university where she completed a Bachelor of Arts in History and Islamic Studies at Griffith University in 2014. After years of searching for meaning she converted to Islam in 2012. She will discuss the impacts of media in trying to reconcile identity and relationships among increasingly negative media portrayals of Muslims.

These women have a voice and when you listen to their stories, you will see for yourself that they too have hopes in their hearts.

Tickets are essential and can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/storytellers-with-hope-in-our-hearts-tickets-33653203638

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Social Media Uncovered
Mar
7
to Mar 8

Social Media Uncovered

Have you got a great business, but struggle to make sense of how to tell the world about it? You're not alone, and we want to help! 

Cedar & Pine Bar present Benjamin Reeves & Josiah Lau from Just Media Design who will share with you industry insights across national and international brands and how you can tactically apply their learnings directly to your business no matter how big or small your business is. You will walk away with the foundational understanding of the social media landscape and how to leverage it to your businesses advantage.
Just Media Design are a social first digital agency having national brand both in domestic and international markets. Currently working with brands such as Michael Hill, Flight Centre and Suncorp, it's now your turn to benefit from their expertise, which will see you learn:

- Fundamentals of Social Media Marketing
- How to get started Marketing Your Business
- What to do when it's not working.
- Organic content versus Paid advertising
- The only metrics that matter to your businesses bottom line
- Best practice to creating content for Social
- Real Lead Generation Case Studies

You will also have the opportunity to have your burning questions answered in a live Q&A session. 

Doors open at 5.30pm- full kitchen and bar facilities will be available, with presentation beginnning at 6.30pm.

Tickets are $20 and include a drink on arrival.

Purchase your ticket now and take the first step of learning how best to tell the world about your business!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/social-media-uncovered-tickets-32583096920

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Feb
14
10:30pm10:30pm

Two Flawed Girls- Love Yourself

Will you be YOUR Valentine? That's right, this year we're putting a different spin on Valentine's Day because we want you to celebrate and love YOURSELF just the way you are! 

Love yourself?? How is that possible we hear you ask, what is there to love, you're automatically thinking? We all do it- we so easily think the worst of who we are, and somehow believe it's unattainable to love and value ourselves. 

We want that to change. Enter Two Flawed Girls...How about instead of striving for perfection as we often do, we learn how to love ourselves just the way we are? How about a night where we can be real, raw, honest, embarrassing, kind, open, vulnerable, crazy … and perfectly flawed! 

How about a night that will have you believe in YOU and love yourself because of your flaws, not despite of them. 
Cedar & Pine Bar is proud to present Alli and Rachael, AKA Two Flawed Girls to bring you an evening that will do exactly that! 

Two Flawed girls tour the country with their empowering show, and we are delighted to be able to bring them to Cedar & Pine Bar. Tickets include a drink on arrival and kitchen and bar facilities will be available. 

Book now, tell some girlfriends, and be part of a night of entertainment and inspiration, a night to feel good about YOU, a night full of laughter, inspiring stories, maybe a few tears (happy and sad), make a new friend or two, and most importantly a night that will be full of LOVE, - it is Valentine's Day after all.  

Purchase your ticket here: 
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/two-flawed-girls-love-yourself-tickets-31635430424

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Feast Middle East
Dec
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

Feast Middle East

What better way to finish off our 'Around The World' series, than to head to Mali's homeland to celebrate all things Middle Eastern. 

For all its conflicts, controversy and tragedy, the Middle East is equally vibrant and colorful, oozing with history, spirituality and some of the finest cuisine in the world! 

Feast Middle East will bring a touch of magic to Wynnum where your $50 ticket gives you a drink on arrival and two hours to feast on Brisbane Chef Tomas Armstrong's take on of some of the Middle East's most traditional dishes. You will experience for yourself how food brings people together, sharing stories and laughter as you feast around the one table with strangers who will become friends by night's end. 

Be entertained with some traditional Arabic music, and don't play shy if the belly dancer asks you for a dance! 

Book your ticket now to share in a night of feasting and festivities to celebrate the people, traditions, culture and the beauty that is the Middle East. 

To book, follow the link below: 

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/feast-middle-east-tickets-29068684217?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

 

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Cocktails & Cupcakes
May
8
2:00pm 2:00pm

Cocktails & Cupcakes

Motherhood. Powered by love. Fueled by coffee. Sustained by alcohol. Yes. What better way to celebrate Motherhood and all its highs and lows than with a cocktail in one hand and cake in the other. 

Join us for Cedar & Pine's take on a Mother's Day afternoon tea, with your choice of one of our signature cocktails, all the cake your heart desires PLUS we have your Monday morning coffee fix sorted too! 

Grab a few mums, frock up a little, catch up with some old friends and meet some new ones too. And as always, there will be plenty of fun and surprises.

We'll help you forget about the ironing and the lunch boxes for a couple of hours. All you need to do is decide whether you'll have an Espresso Martini, a Cosmo...or both! 

Spread the word, invite some mummas and book now.

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