International Women’s Day with VU’s Women’s Collective

When: 5.30pm–9pm, 7 March
Where: Student Union Lounge, Building M, Footscray Park Campus
Victoria University, Footscray

To mark this International Women’s Day, the Victoria University Women’s Collective is hosting a panel discussion to explore violence against women and its intersection with racial inequality. The panel will only feature women of colour and is aimed at an ethnically diverse audience.

VUWC are eager to generate an informed discussion around the cultural, economic, historical and cultural causes of and responses to violence against women. Our speakers for the evening will include:

Aishwarya Ramji, activist, founding member of No Room for Racism, founder of Feminazis Against Actual Nazis; Tigist Gobena, activist for public housing and school desegregation; Lizzy Kuoth, South Sudanese refugee and community advocate; Dr. Natalie Kon-Yu, creative writer, editor and feminist academic; and Karen Jackson, Yorta Yorta woman and Director of the Moondani Balluk Indigenous Academic Unit at Victoria University. The event will be chaired by MC Nathalie Mclean, a Kullali, Wakka Wakka and Gubbi Gubbi woman and freelance creative director.

The panel discussion will start at 6:00pm, with free canapes and drinks from 5.30. The venue is accessible and free childminding will be available.

This is a free event, but registration is appreciated. Find the event on Facebook.

Sponsored by VUSU (Victoria University Student Union) and Victoria University.

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