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The Spirit of Womanism

When Winnie Dunn thinks of the women who have shaped her, she thinks of one woman in particular: her grandmother.

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Tarana Burke, Founder of the Me Too Movement, live at the Collingwood Town Hall

Content warning: sexual violence → Support Services Above: timelapse video of an illustration by Sarah Firth (www.sarahthefirth.com) captured live on Mon 18 Nov 2019. Follow Sarah's incredible work on socials: @sarahthefirth What an experience! Our event with Tarana Burke on Monday night was truly an exceptional moment; one we are so grateful to have shared with you. 800 people gathered at Collingwood Town Hall to hear Me Too Founder Tarana Burke speaking alongside Dr. Kyllie Cripps (proud Pallawah woman and violence prevention expert); Kate Jenkins (Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner); Tracey Spicer AM (journalist);...

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Chris Gordon amplifies the voices of women

CHRIS GORDON Event Manager, Readings “If you start reading books, you are opening yourself up to a whole entire world of possibilities, of politics, and of equality. I’ve worked with the Victorian Women’s Trust for a couple of decades, even before I started working at Readings Bookshop. The partnership between Readings and the Trust first started around the Watermark Australia book in 2007, when we stocked it at the Readings. Partnering with VWT is a win-win situation for everyone. It brings a new audience to Readings, and a new audience to the Victorian...

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FEMINIST FILM GUIDE: MIFF 2019

Content warning: sexual violence. See support services here. MIFF is back! The Melbourne International Film Festival (which has been running since 1952) is happening from 1-18 August 2019. The three-week film extravaganza will see some of the best works from around the globe playing on screens at some of Melbourne’s most iconic venues, including Cinema Nova, the Capitol and the Forum theatre. With over 400 films to choose from, a quick scroll through the programme may leave you feeling a little overwhelmed.  Luckily, we’ve done the hard yards for you and put...

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