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Wanna be in a feminist flashmob?!

10 Sep

Hey everyone! Here’s an invite from Reproductive Choice Australia to all students at Melbourne Uni to get involved with a flashmob! We’ll be practicing the moves at uni and you can also practice at home to the video they’ve made. Here’s the details:

LET’S END THE STIGMA!

Reproductive Choice Australia is throwing a Flashmob, and we want YOU to come. Dance in Melbourne’s CBD in support of women and against abortion shame, silence and stigma! The Flashmob will take place on:

  • Sunday September 30, 2012
  • 10:15am arrival, for an 11:00am sharp start

REGISTER NOW to be part of the fun. Dancing is uplifting and fun – the perfect antidote to shame. The Flashmob is a dance everyone can learn – check out our fun instructional video here

The Melbourne Flashmob is open to EVERYONE! Men are warmly invited to attend and every effort will be made to ensure disability-access. Rehearsal parties will be after work at the University of Melbourne on 18 and 24 September, for those who want to attend (more info on the times and rooms to be posted soon). We’ll supply the Flashmob t-shirts, which you are free to keep!

I WANT TO STAND UP FOR WOMEN. REGISTER ME FOR THE “LET’S END THE STIGMA” FLASHMOB!

x Belle

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Cherchez La Femme: wanna join our posse?

14 May

Hi All,

If you haven’t heard of Cherchez La Femme, it’s a monthly salon/meet up to share information, hold discussions, and more: Melbourne’s monthly digest of current affairs and popular culture from a feminist perspective.

And the next event is happening soon! A group from the department is going so if you’d like to come along, drop us a line at womyns@union.unimelb.edu.au.

From organiser Karen Pickering (who kindly presented at Rad Sex & Consent Week):

I am thrilled to announce the next Cherchez la Femme will be presented in conjunction with Superlinguo – a community for those who like and use language. It’s run by Georgia Webster and Lauren Gawne, two linguaphiles from Melbourne who needed an online clubhouse for their… regular language geek-outs.

So this month, we’ll take a look at how language is gendered, both literally and sneakily, and how we can ask probing questions of this thing we do, every day, and what our verbal communication has to do with our feminism.

To guide us through the discussion I’ll be welcoming some excellent thinkers and speakers to the CLF stage:

Georgia Webster – broadcaster, communicator, linguist, feminist

Lauren Gawne – PhD student, teacher, linguist, feminist

Julien Leyre – polyglot, translator, artist, activist, feminist

The usual excellent food and drink will be available from our charming hosts at The Gasometer Hotel, on the corner of Smith St and Alexandra Pde. Here’s what you need to know:

7pm – 9pm Tuesday 5 June
$10 / $5 (or whatever you’ve got)
The Bandroom at The Gasometer
484 Smith St, Collingwood

Hope to see you there
Warmest
Karen

International Women’s Day 2012

7 Mar

Events on Wednesday 7 March 2012


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Event: Melb. Free University for Int’l Women’s Day

28 Feb

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The Melbourne Free University is excited to announce a special event for International Women’s Day. On Wednesday 7 March, we will invite a panel of women from different cultural and professional backgrounds to discuss what they see as one big challenge facing women, and one big solution. The session will run from 6.30-8.30pm at The Alderman, 134 Lygon St, East Brunswick, and full details will be announced very soon.

Event: Storming Against Violence

1 Feb

The Victorian Women’s Trust is putting on an event called ‘Storming Against Violence’ on Feb 13-17th. From their website:

‘Domestic violence is one of the most complex, least visible and fastest growing areas of crime…We’re not going to solve it by locking people up….It needs urgent attention and a fresh approach.’ – Victorian Chief Police KEN LAY

Be the Hero! presents ‘Storming Against Violence’ – encouraging community dialogue & engagement around violence. Be the Hero! is proud to invite you to two key events, featuring Dr Jackson Katz (leading US violence prevention advocate).

Take a look – and save the date – this is an opportunity not to be missed!

Read more about ‘Storming Against Violence’ – and our speakers – here [PDF].

50 Years of the Pill in Australia

21 Nov

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Stop Violence Against Women Film Festival

8 Nov

Amnesty International’s Victorian Women’s Rights team presents the first Stop Violence Against Women Film Festival on the 26-27th of November at Melbourne’s Cinema Nova. Amnesty’s Stop Violence Against Women Film Festival is part of the internationally celebrated ‘16 Days of Activism‘, a global call to action for an end to violence against women.

The event will showcase a number of highly acclaimed and important films exploring issues around gender-based violence and discrimination and celebrating female empowerment and the women who have stood up against significant political and social barriers.

Speakers include: Karen Toohey, Acting Commissioner of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, Kathleen Maltzahn, author of Trafficked and founder of Project Respect and Ming Yu, Demand Dignity International Campaign Coordinator at Amnesty International, with more to come.

Tickets: $17.50 adult/$14.50 conc./festival packages available
Starts: Saturday November 26 2011 1:00 PM 
Finishes: Sunday November 27 2011 8:00 PM
Where: Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon St, Carlton, VIC, 3053
Twitter: @SVAWFilmFest
Website: www.stopviolenceagainstwomenfilmfestival.wordpress.com
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