With 2017 the unofficial Year of the Nasty Woman, join us to discuss how expectations for women are changing, how we are challenging and rejecting gender roles, and learning to give up being so damn nice. Hear from three amazing creative women from different fields, about how they and their work have been politicised and criticised – but also applauded.
Yannick Glemarec, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme, UN Women; Miwa Kato, Regional Representative, UN Women Asia and the Pacific; and Aleta Miller, Representative, UN Women
10 October 2017 - 5:30pm
In a free Canberra public lecture, Virginia Haussegger, Director of the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation, will facilitate a conversation with UN Women leaders about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and progress underway towards achieving SDG 5 – gender equality and women’s empowerment – by 2030.
In this intensive workshop, author and editor Jessica Friedmann shares practical tips and personal advice about life-writing, memoir, and what it means to tell your own story. Draw on your personal experiences to create a well-honed narrative; discuss the personal and political act of writing while female; and explore the practicalities of finessing, editing and pitching personal writing.
Professor Peter Hopkins, Newcastle University; Jacob Thomas, Queen’s Young Leader and Human Rights Advocate; Dr Brady Robards, Monash University; Dr Andrea Waling, La Trobe University; Dr Kirsten McLean, Monash University
5 October 2017 - 12:00pm
This event brings together national and international experts on contemporary gender fluidities. Each panelist will contribute their own insights to changing experiences of gender, followed by a panel discussion and audience Q & A.
Benjamin Law and Mary Lou Rasmussen will be in conversation on Benjamin's new Quarterly Essay, Sexuality, Schools and the Media , which asks "Are Australian schools safe?" And if they're not, what happens when kids are caught in a bleak collision between ill-equipped school staff and a confected media scandal? Don't miss this ANU/Canberra Times meet the author event!