1 year ago

7 March, 2017


Organised by:
VU Women’s Collective

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

We aim to generate an informed discussion around the cultural, economic, historical and cultural causes of and responses to violence against women.

The panel will include:

Aishwarya Ramji - activist, founding member of No Room for Racism, founder of Feminazis Against Actual Nazis

Tigist Gobena - activist, member of No Room for Racism, campaigns to end classist segregation in state schools and for improvements to publics housing.

Lizzy Kuoth - South Sudanese refugee and community advocate

Dr Natalie Kon-Yu - creative writer, editor and feminist academic

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 but please join us at 5:30 for free canapes and drinks. Free child minding available.

Reserve your free ticket now via the eventbrite link.

We hope to see you there!

Shout out to our sponsors VUSU - Victoria University Student Union and Victoria University, Melbourne Australia