For the third event, we present MARRIAGE: FOR BETTER OR WORSE?, starring CLEMENTINE FORD (Daily Life), TOM TILLEY (Triple J’s Hack), SENTHORUN RAJ (LGBTI advocate) and CARA SUTTNER (match-maker with j-junction).
“The way we meet and date people has changed dramatically, and our understanding of marriage is adapting with the times. From arranged marriages to civil unions to marriage equality to Married At First Sight, what does it really mean to tie the knot today? What tensions exist between marriage, feminism and equality, and how are different groups reconciling them?
Is the tradition – or right -- still worth fighting for, or should it be revolutionised completely?”
Join our panel of experts as we take on the changing face of marriage, asking what’s still sacred about the institution, and to whom?
CLEMENTINE FORD: Clementine Ford is a writer, feminist and loud mouthed banshee from Melbourne. She writes for Daily Life and The Age, and speaks at lots of angry women events. She is not married but would do it for the bar tab.
TOM TILLEY: As the host of Triple J’s Hack program Tom Tilley has become one Australia’s leading voices in youth current affairs. He’s interviewed a huge range of people from Prime Minister Tony Abbott through to Noam Chomsky. Before hosting Hack he travelled the country reporting on all kinds of people, from all kinds of places.
SENTHORUN RAJ: Senthorun Raj is an LGBTI advocate with a passion for law, popular culture, and social justice. Sen writes on topics ranging from migration law to Grindr. He is currently completing his PhD and teaches at the Sydney Law School. Prior to academia, Sen worked as the Senior Policy Advisor for the NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby.
CARA SUTTNER: Cara has been a volunteer relationship matchmaker for the last four years at J-junction, an introduction service for Sydney’s wider Jewish community. She’s a mother of four and has been married for over nine years, and recently appeared on SBS Insight’s ‘Matchmakers’ episode.
The panel will be moderated by LEX HIRST, event co-producer of the Junkee Take On, co-director of the National Young Writers’ Festival, and romance editor at Penguin Random House Australia.
We’ll be throwing to the audience for questions. Got a question for any or all of our panelists? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org