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The Mary Lee Exchange 4

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Holy Rollers Studios

69 Prospect Road

Prospect, SA 5082

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We are returning to the once-church for The Mary Lee Exchange 4 | Practice What You Preach. Our panel is made up of Latoya Aroha Rule, Ollie Black and Lucy Hackworth and will once again be led by conversationalist and theatre maker Sarah Dunn.

All three women are impressive activists, among other things, and they will be talking to us about practicing what you preach aka living by your politics aka calling out bullshit even when it sucks.



WHO'S SPEAKING?

LATOYA AROHA RULE

Latoya Aroha Rule is a Wiradjuri, Kuringai and Maori woman residing on stolen land on Kaurna country. She has worked on Aboriginal rights campaigns over the past 4 years and has been at the forefront of the resistance against state-sanctioned brutality that took the life of her own brother in Yatala prison in 2016.

In 2017 Latoya completed her Social Work Honours degree, with her thesis focused around the death in custody of Aboriginal woman Ms Dhu and the ways in which Ms Dhu, and other Aboriginal deaths in custody victims, have largely been held responsible for their own deaths through discourse of Aboriginality as inherently criminalised. Latoya's interests include prison abolition, educating Aboriginal peoples on their legal rights and tearing down patriarchal white sovereignty.

OLLIE BLACK

Ollie Black is a professional arts worker with over 30 years experience in community theatre, political street theatre, physical theatre, circus as well as traditional theatre. She has co-founded four theatre companies including Wimmin’s Circus (Melb 1980) and Vitalstatistix (Adelaide 1984).

Ollie has worked in a variety of company structures all with a community cultural development focus. In 1999 Ollie graduated as a certified practitioner in The Feldenkrais Method and currently teaches Awareness Through Movement workshops at retreats. She enjoys cultural liaison, community development through community gardens and travelling.

LUCY HACKWORTH

Lucy Hackworth works with schools to increase support and inclusivity of LGBTIQ students, and coordinates a Bystander Intervention program. She is an emerging feminist scholar in the field of online harassment, with a background in anthropology and queer/feminist community development.

She has an Erasmus Mundus Master’s Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies from the Central European University and the University of Utrecht, during which she completed an investigative thesis into the profiles and behaviour patterns of users who attack people online. Lucy is a founding member of Ripple Projects that has developed Free2Wee a project to increase visibility of gender-neutral toilets around Adelaide.

Lucy attempts to work intersectionally and to "walk the walk" by being an anti-racist, queer feminist practitioner - a process that involves lots of listening, learning, mistakes, and recognition of oppression.

+ MUSIC FROM JESSICA JOHNS



WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

A comfortable seat; a drink of your choosing; a thoughtful conversation between peers; an opportunity to ask questions and a place to make friends.



WHO WAS MARY LEE, ANYWAY?

Mary Lee is an impressive figure of the South Australian women’s movement. Mary is best known for the role she played as Co-Secretary (and then Secretary) of the South Australian Women’s Suffrage League in their fight for women’s suffrage. It is less well known that she also fought for, and succeeded, in raising the age of consent for girls in SA and that she continued to support and advocate for women’s education and women’s trade unions, despite her own position of poverty, well into her seventies.

Mary’s aim was ‘…to leave the world better for women than [she] found it’ and it is our hope that we can build upon, and be guided by, this broad aim in The Mary Lee Exchange.

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