All About Women Satellite at Wollongong Town Hall
The All About Women Satellite Program invites you to reflect on the past and imagine the future of feminism.
Enjoy time out on a Sunday afternoon to hear from influential and inspiring speakers.
The Music Lounge bar will be open from 12pm with a high-end range of teas, coffee, a range of baked goods and packaged snacks available for purchase throughout the afternoon.
Three Headline Sessions
Approx. 1 hr 30 mins each session
Three headline sessions will be streamed live together with an exclusive backstage interview, direct from the Sydney Opera House.
Grabbing Back: Women in the Age of Trump
Time:1pm – 2pm
– Fran Lebowitz, Tarana Burke and others.
‘I think putting a wife to work is a dangerous thing,’ Trump said in a 1994 interview.
Since entering office, Trump’s administration has eroded the rights of women by worsening conditions for female-dominated, low-income industries and legislating against reproductive rights.
Communities of colour have similarly been targeted by proposed immigration laws, education policies, and more. But resistance is springing up. Nasty women are uniting.
Trump has inspired conversations, marches, and many, many memes. In fact, he has delivered women a new challenge: how do we respond to the new world order?
Suitable for ages 15+. This event will contain course language and adult themes.
Please be aware that it may contain discussion of sexual assault and sexual violence. Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times.
#METOO: The Making of a Movement
Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm
– Tarana Burke and Tracey Spicer.
Tarana Burke is one of Time Magazine’s People of the Year. She also founded Me Too movement in 2007 when she began a campaign to amplify the voices of victims of sexual harassment.
Building on her work, actress Alyssa Milano began the hashtag #metoo in October 2017, sparking 12 million posts and reactions in the first 24 hours from women worldwide.
Similarly, veteran Australian journalist Tracey Spicer is currently investigating sexual abuse and harassment in the media.
Together, these two fierce and furious women will explore how a mass movement is built, and question what the consequences of calling out abusers might be.
Is this a turning point in the history of male power and protection, are outdated systems of silence and collusion being dismantled before our eyes, or will everything soon return to how it’s always been?
We are living through this unique cultural moment, and we need to ask some important questions: Why now, when it’s been going on so long? Will there be a backlash? And most importantly, what’s going to change?
Suitable for ages 15+. This event will contain course language, discussions of adult themes and violence.
Please be aware that it will contain discussions of sexual assault, sexual violence, and violence against women. Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times.
Exclusive Backstage Speaker Q&A
Time: 3.30pm – 4.00pm
An exclusive backstage speaker Q&A will be conducted by Edwina Throsby, Head of Talks and Ideas, Sydney Opera House. Speaker to be advised.
Suffragettes to Social Media: Waves of Feminism
Time: 4.00pm – 5.30pm
– Barbara Caine, Nakkiah Lui, Anne Summers, and Rebecca Walker.
While it’s hard to put a starting date on a complex social movement, it’s been roughly one hundred years since the epic battle of suffrage was won.
To celebrate a century of feminism, we are taking stock of what we’ve achieved, and looking at what’s left to fight for.
We’re welcomed in the workplace, but women’s work is undervalued and underpaid.
We have a measure of reproductive freedom but are still frighteningly vulnerable to sexual violence. Each wave of feminism has faced extraordinary challenges.
This panel will be a meeting of generations as we look to an optimistic future: no feminist, aspiring or jaded, can afford to miss it.
Suitable for all ages. Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times.
A per transaction fee of $6.95 applies for phone and online bookings.