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Momentum for change: supporting women's voices in 2018

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The SUBSTATION

1 Market Street

Newport, VIC 3015

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Join Tasneem Chopra, Kristine Ziwica and Dr Robyn Gregory at this breakfast event celebrating International Women's Day.

The speakers will reflect on how the #metoo and #timesup movements have demonstrated the widespread prevalence of sexual harassment in recent months. They'll share insights and perspectives on where we go from here, how we can build on recent events to bring about change, and how we can tell the stories of women respectfully and with care.

The speakers will each present different insights and thoughts on the topic, and there’ll also be time for a Q&A.

Breakfast will be provided at 8.30am, so arrive promptly for speakers at 9am.


Venue

We’re excited to announce that this year’s venue is the historic Substation in Newport, a spacious, light-filled arts venue.

There are free carparks on Market and Derwent streets, as well as on street parking - however bear in mind these can fill up quickly with commuter traffic.

The venue is a 5 minute walk from Newport train station.


About the speakers

Kristine Ziwica is a freelance writer based in Melbourne. She started her career at Ms. Magazine in New York. She was a 2002 Burns Journalism Fellowship recipient, spending three months in Munich working for a daily paper. More recently, she has managed strategic communications campaigns for the UK’s Equality and Human Rights Commission and the media engagement program for Our Watch, the national foundation to prevent violence against women. Check out Kristine’s recent insightful piece in Women’s Agenda.

Tasneem Chopra is a curator, consultant, author and prominent activist. Tasneem Chopra’s passion for addressing social justice issues has embraced many platforms. An independent Cross Cultural Consultant, Tasneem delivers acclaimed workshops on diversity, identity and racism to varied audiences from Supreme Court judges to kindergarten teachers. Have a watch of one Tasneem’s fantastic TEDx talks on YouTube.

Dr Robyn Gregory is Women’s Health West’s CEO. She has a degree in social work and a PhD focused on sexual and reproductive politics. Robyn has a long term interest in women's health, safety and wellbeing with over 25 years experience working in policy, practice, academia and research-related fields. She has worked at Women’s Health West since May 2005, initially as manager - health promotion, research and development, and as CEO from early 2008.

It's free to attend.

P.S We invite you to bring along someone who may not usually celebrate International Women's Day; a friend, a 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 of gender equity.
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