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Tue 26 Feb 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

VIC | Networking Event | Melbourne

Ebru Sak

Marriage Through a Different Lens - Captive to Captivating

Ebru was only one year old when her parents migrated to Australia from Turkey. She was raised as a muslim in a conservative, cultural home. Family violence was a regular event growing up for Ebru.  Her first marriage at the age of 16 was arranged and Ebru imported a husband from Turkey.

By the age of 21, when girls her age were going to birthday parties, she was a divorced single mum and damaged goods – disowned by her family and shut out of the only tribe that Ebru knew.

Ebru was one of the very few Turkish women in the migrant community that attempted and survived divorce 32 years ago.

Ebru states “Whether it is an arranged marriage, family violence or just plain ignorance, building resilience to face our challenges can be daunting to take action. More often than not, we hold captive the people who have hurt us, in the dark dungeons of our mind not realising that every captive needs a guardian. Unshackling the captive and setting them free from our dungeon is freedom for our own mind, body and soul, and this is true.”

“No matter what the colours of yesterday were, we can choose the col-ours of our tomorrow with the choices we make today. We can choose to captivate love today instead of holding captive the reptiles of yesterday.”

How to promote your business at this event

Complimentary Expo Tables, Brochure or Product Sample Distribution:  Whilst making your online booking, WNA Members have the option of securing a Free Expo Table – limit of three (3).  If the option doesn’t appear it indicates all spaces have been secured.  WNA Members who bring a door prize to this event are entitled to place their promotional flyers or product samples onto the seats for all the guests in attendance.


Lunch:  A delicious sit down Chef’s Selection available on the day to suit all taste buds.

Beverages:  Choice of non-alcoholic beverage to accompany your meal.

Special Diets:  Special dietary requirements are to be indicated in the Trybooking Form as indicated. Due to venue policy we are required to give 3 working days notice prior to this event for special diets that are to be served on the day. Sorry, but whilst all due care is taken, any special diet bookings received after this time cannot be guaranteed.
To discuss further contact us on T: 1800 052 476.

Parking: There is off street parking near this venue.

Tickets: Members $59.00 | Visitors $89.00
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