The Queen Victoria Centre’s speaker series is free to attend, and all events are scheduled to take place after normal business hours. So if you’re in Melbourne this week, pop along to hear some lively discussion for International Women’s Day.
The first event of the speaker series was on Wednesday last week, with Rachel Hills, the author of “The Sex Myth” in a conversation with Amy Gray. An Australian writer living in New York, Rachel’s book made it onto the New York Times’ list of 15 books they couldn’t put down in 2015.
The Keynote Address, Looking past White Australia and White Feminism will be delivered by Arrernte woman, unionist and Indigenous feminist, Celeste Liddle on International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8 March.
In addition to the two key speaker events, the are two panel sessions. The first of these, Men’s business: the unconscious bias of money was on Thursday last week (3 March) and discussed the stereotypes that impact women’s relationship with money.
The second panel session The evolution of activism: how far have we really come? will be held this Thursday, 10 March 2016 at 6pm at the Queen Victoria’s Centre in Melbourne.
“Our IWD speaker events are intended to prompt debate around disrupting systematic inequality faced by
women,” said Vivia Hickman, CEO of Queen Victoria’s Centre in Melbourne.
“Traditionally a single event, increasing popularity has seen us expand to our separate, free events this year,” said Vivia. “We have deliberately chosen topics that aren’t necessarily safe or comfortable. We want our speakers to shake things up and be relevant and engaging.”
“The Centre is the ideal place to have these discussions. Over time, the Centre has become a voice for ideas around gender equity.”
For more information visit the website: www.qvwc.org.au