2 years ago

7 March, 2016

Zofrea Room, Level 3 Campus Hub

Organised by:
Women's Collective

The documentary 'Call Me Dad' asks the important question: is it possible to rehabilitate domestic violence offenders? It follows a group of fathers as they go through a program to attempt to break their cycle of violence, whether it was physical or emotional violence. The documentary considers "patriarchal forms of masculinity, and the ways in which sexism can harm and diminish women, and constrict and isolate men." It is an Australian documentary, filmed in Melbourne.

The Macquarie University Women's Collective and the Macquarie University Student Representative Committee would like to invite all members of the Macquarie University community, staff and students alike, to join us for a special screening of the documentary on March 7th in the Zofrea Room at 5pm as part of Macquarie University's International Women's Day celebrations. Prior to the screening we'll have a talk from a White Ribbon ambassador and potentially another special guest related to the film, still to be confirmed. The screening is free to attend although we will be welcoming donations to White Ribbon Australia on the night. We have chosen White Ribbon Australia because this year's fundraising focus for International Women's Day is the prevention of violence against women and girls and, while most of Macquarie's fundraising efforts for International Women's Day will go towards UN Women's domestic violence prevention programs in the Pacific, it is important to remember this is a significant issue across the globe, including close to home. White Ribbon Australia does wonderful work around Australia promoting and establishing respectful relationships programs in schools, among other initiatives.

Please formally register your attendance at the event through this link: http://goo.gl/forms/ah90G6bih9. Registering will help us ensure there is enough catering for everyone and ensure we don't exceed the room capacity, as this is sure to be a popular event. Register now so you don't miss out!

What: screening of 'Call Me Dad' presented by the Macquarie University Women's Collective and Student Representative Committee
When: Monday March 7th, 5pm for 5:30pm start
Where: Zofrea Room, 3rd floor Campus Hub building
Cost: Free, although donations to White Ribbon Australia are encouraged on the night
Light refreshments will be provided at the beginning of the night.

For more information on the film, see here: http://callmedadfilm.com/
For more information on White Ribbon Australia, see here: http://www.whiteribbon.org.au/
If you have experienced or are at risk of domestic violence or sexual assault and require support, please call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)
Macquarie University is proud to be a White Ribbon accredited workplace.