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Her Place Open Day 2024: Feminist Road Show

Save the Date – March 16 – Her Place Open Day. Join us as we celebrate the powerful and engaging history of Australian Feminism as part of Women’s History Month.


Event: Her Place Open Day
Date : March 16 2024
Time: 11 – 3 pm
Location: Her Place Women’s Museum
Clarendon Terrace
210 Clarendon Street East Melbourne
Enquiries: [email protected]
Cost: FREE

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International Women’s Day 2024: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress

Friday, 08 March 2024

Join us for International Women’s Day 2024 at the Kyneton Town Hall.

 

 

Sarah Johnson will MC an incredible panel to explore the achievements, challenges and strengths of women’s economic empowerment through their unique experiences.

The panel will include:

  • Shamila Gopalan – Chief Commercial Officer, Sisterworks
  • Miranda Johnson-Jones and Laura Crozier (hosts of the Growing Up Clueless Podcast)
  • Taungurung elder, Aunty Joanne Honeysett
  • Deputy Director of Her Place Women’s Museum Australia, Mary Attard

Her Place Deputy Director Mary Attard will also open

Join us for International Women’s Day 2024 at the Kyneton Town Hall.

Sarah Johnson will MC an incredible panel to explore the achievements, challenges and strengths of women’s economic empowerment through their unique experiences.

The panel will include:

Shamila Gopalan – Chief Commercial Officer, Sisterworks
Miranda Johnson-Jones and Laura Crozier (hosts of the Growing Up Clueless Podcast)
Taungurung elder, Aunty Joanne Honeysett
Deputy Director of Her Place Women’s Museum Australia, Mary Attard

Mary Attard will also open ‘Unmasked’, our award winning exhibition that celebrates nursing and midwifery in Victoria.

There will also be pop-up stalls featuring ethically made products created by women from migrant, refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds.

This will be a night not to miss.

Bookings: This is a free event. Bookings are essential. People of all genders are welcome. Book Here

View further details of Unmasked’, our exhibition that celebrates nursing and midwifery in Victoria HERE

 

 

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Travelling to Tomorrow: Australian Women in the United States, 1910-1960

When: International Women’s Day, Friday 8 March 2024, 2-3pm

Where: Victorian Archives Centre, 99 Shiel St, North Melbourne and online

Description: You already know about the Australians who flocked to London. Germaine Greer, Patrick White, Barry Humphries. You might have gone there yourself. This ‘secular pilgrimage’ to the Mother Country is entrenched in our national culture. But what

about those who swam against the tide and sought their fortune in America instead? To mark International Women’s Day, historian Dr Yves Rees spotlights some of the remarkable Australian women who pursued work and adventure in the United States in the first decades of the twentieth century. We’ll meet pioneering woman judge May Lahey; Rose Cumming, interior decorator to the stars; Persia Campbell, an economist who had the ear of President Kennedy; and bestselling novelist Dorothy Cottrell, plus more besides. These were modern women frustrated with their limited opportunities at home and determined to run headlong into a progressive future. In doing so, they reoriented Australia towards the United States years before politicians began to lumber down the same path.

Speaker Bio: Dr Yves Rees (they/them) is an historian and writer based on unceded Wurundjeri land. They are a Senior Lecturer at La Trobe University, the co-host of Archive Fever podcast and the author of All About Yves: Notes from a Transition (Allen & Unwin, 2021).

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From The Library of Congress Collection Rose Cumming (L) Mrs. Edith Griffith (R) Photograph taken by the Bain News Service, circa 1915 – 1920

 

Counting women in: breaking poverty cycles through economic security
A special edition of BSL Talks for International Women’s Day

When: Wed 6th Mar 2024, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where: This event is online.

Description:

This year the UN theme for International Women’s Day is ‘Count Her In: Invest in women, accelerate progress’. We know that women – particularly single parents and older women – are over-represented in those facing poverty here in Australia. While the national conversation is currently all about the cost of living, there is a notable absence of gendered poverty.

What does it take for women’s economic security to be viewed as a serious issue? Last year’s report to government from the Women’s Economic Equality Taskforce outlined a 10-year plan for moving things forward. While we’re still waiting for a response from Government, it’s time to talk about ‘where to next’ in getting these issues on the national agenda, and hearing what the priorities are for women living in poverty today.

Speaker Bio:

Hosted by BSL’s Director, Social Policy and Research Centre, Dr Nicole Bieske, with a panel of speakers including;
– Dr Anne Summers AO, Professor of Domestic and Family Violence, Business School, UTS; journalist and author of many books including the classic ‘Damned Whores and God’s Police’
– Aradia Sayner, expert by experience, co-founder of Women in Poverty and board member for Single Mother Families Australia
– Terese Edwards, CEO, Single Mother Families Australia
– Dr Margaret Kabare, Senior Research Officer, BSL’s Social Policy and Research Centre

The panel will explore what is needed to make sure that we get real solutions to women’s lived experience of poverty and economic insecurity.

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