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!
ANTIDOTE is a festival of ideas, art, and action that will be held at the Sydney Opera House on Sunday 3 September 2017. FREE live stream from Sydney Opera House, screened in the Link Bar, Canberra Theatre Centre.