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A Feminist Approach to Climate Justice

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VU at MetroWest

138 Nicholson Street

Footscray, VIC 3011

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Please join us for our annual International Women’s Day breakfast.

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Please join us for our annual International Women’s Day breakfast.

This year's event takes a feminist approach to climate change. We hope to further interrogate the issue by looking to those who are disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change and discussing how we can dismantle colonialism and capitalism in the fight towards climate justice.

Speakers will begin at 9am, food will be available from 8.30 until 10:30am.

Please note that this event will be Auslan interpreted.

Venue

We are excited to announce that this year’s event will be held at VU’s MetroWest, located on Nicholson St, Footscray.

The venue is easily accessible by train (Footscray Station) and by tram (82 tram). Click here for a full list of public transport and parking options.

Then venue is wheelchair accessible.

Speakers

We are thrilled to be hearing from Lidia Thorpe (former Greens MP for the Victorian seat of Northcote and climate activist) and Dr Debra Parkinson (from the Gender and Disaster Pod) who will share their experiences and stories with us.

Lidia is the former Greens MP for the Victorian seat of Northcote, Gunnai-Kurnai Gunditjmara mother and grandmother living on Wurundjeri Country. She is also the former chair of the Victorian NAIDOC Committee.

Deb is the Manager of the Gender and Disaster Pod (GAD Pod) n initiative of two Victorian Women’s Health organisations, Women’s Health Goulburn North East (WHGNE) and Women’s Health In the North (WHIN), working in partnership with the Monash University Disaster Resilience Initiative (MUDRI). The GAD Pod was formally established in 2015 to promote an understanding of the role played by gender in survivor responses to natural disaster, and to embed these insights into emergency management practice.

We are honoured to have these incredible women speaking for us and we hope that you will join us!

Please note that it’s free to attend and that we invite you bring along someone who may not usually celebrate IWD; whether it’s a friend, colleague, a neighbour or partner. We believe women’s voices should be heard not just by women and if we can diversify our audience, we will know we’re making real strides towards our goal for gender equity.

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