Known for his long struggle against white-minority apartheid rule and for the message of peace and reconciliation, Former South African President Nelson Mandela would have turned 100 years old on July 18, 2018. After spending 27 years in prison, Mandela set about re-engineering the state - first, as head of the African National Congress (ANC) and later as national president.
To celebrate his birth anniversary, #WomenWalkTogether is being organized today at Opus Performance Club, Bengaluru, at 6 pm.
Women who are architects behind successful events, like visual designers, production managers and sound engineers will be coming together under one roof.
There will be a panel discussion and a series of performances by various artistes, managed entirely by a team of women.
This is much-needed in the male-dominated industry says Nikita Khatri, who will be handling the production and planning of the event.
She adds "There are many times when I wanted to be the part of production and the process behind the scenes. We shouldn't be left out of such roles."
"Normally, women get recruited in client servicing, the creative field or in marketing says Poornima KB, an artist manager.
She further adds, we are trying to break the notion that sound engineering, light engineering, handling artistes and backstage production work are solely for men."
The campaign will be held not only in India but in other countries like South Africa, Brazil, Brazil, United Kingdom and Guinea.
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