All About Women Livestream

A festival that aims to invigorate discussion on important issues and ideas that matter to women today.

You don’t need to be at the Sydney Opera House on 4 March to experience the main stage action of All About Women. We’re excited to be streaming live up to three headline sessions and an exclusive backstage interview, direct from the Sydney Opera House.

The All About Women Satellite Program invites you to reflect on the past and imagine the future of feminism.

Program

1300-1400 Grabbing back: Women in the Age of Trump PANEL – Fran Lebowitz, Tarana Burke and others

1430-1530

#Metoo: the making of a movement – Tarana Burke and Tracey Spicer

GRABBING BACK: WOMEN IN THE AGE OF TRUMP

Panel | Fran Lebowitz, Tarana Burke and more

‘I think putting a wife to work is a dangerous thing,’ Trump said in a 1994 interview. Since entering office, Trump’s administration has eroded the rights of women by worsening conditions for female-dominated, low-income industries and legislating against reproductive rights. Communities of colour have similarly been targeted by proposed immigration laws, education policies, and more. But resistance is springing up. Nasty women are uniting. Trump has inspired conversations, marches, and many, many memes. In fact, he has delivered women a new challenge: how do we respond to the new world order?

#METOO: THE MAKING OF A MOVEMENT

Tarana Burke and Tracey Spicer

Tarana Burke is one of Time Magazine’s People of the Year. She also founded Me Too movement in 2007 when she began a campaign to amplify the voices of victims of sexual harassment. Building on her work, actress Alyssa Milano began the hashtag #metoo in October 2017, sparking 12 million posts and reactions in the first 24 hours from women worldwide.

Similarly, veteran Australian journalist Tracey Spicer is currently investigating sexual abuse and harassment in the media.

Together, these two fierce and furious women will explore how a mass movement is built, and question what the consequences of calling out abusers might be. Is this a turning point in the history of male power and protection, are outdated systems of silence and collusion being dismantled before our eyes, or will everything soon return to how it’s always been? We are living through this unique cultural moment, and we need to ask some important questions: Why now, when it’s been going on so long? Will there be a backlash? And most importantly, what’s going to change?

 

  • Sunday, Mar 4 2018 1:00pm
  • Sunday, Mar 4 2018 2:30pm

You don’t need to be at the Sydney Opera House on 4 March to experience the main stage action of All About Women. We’re excited to be streaming live up to three headline sessions and an exclusive backstage interview, direct from the Sydney Opera House.

The All About Women Satellite Program invites you to reflect on the past and imagine the future of feminism.

Program

1300-1400 Grabbing back: Women in the Age of Trump PANEL – Fran Lebowitz, Tarana Burke and others

1430-1530

#Metoo: the making of a movement – Tarana Burke and Tracey Spicer

GRABBING BACK: WOMEN IN THE AGE OF TRUMP

Panel | Fran Lebowitz, Tarana Burke and more

‘I think putting a wife to work is a dangerous thing,’ Trump said in a 1994 interview. Since entering office, Trump’s administration has eroded the rights of women by worsening conditions for female-dominated, low-income industries and legislating against reproductive rights. Communities of colour have similarly been targeted by proposed immigration laws, education policies, and more. But resistance is springing up. Nasty women are uniting. Trump has inspired conversations, marches, and many, many memes. In fact, he has delivered women a new challenge: how do we respond to the new world order?

#METOO: THE MAKING OF A MOVEMENT

Tarana Burke and Tracey Spicer

Tarana Burke is one of Time Magazine’s People of the Year. She also founded Me Too movement in 2007 when she began a campaign to amplify the voices of victims of sexual harassment. Building on her work, actress Alyssa Milano began the hashtag #metoo in October 2017, sparking 12 million posts and reactions in the first 24 hours from women worldwide.

Similarly, veteran Australian journalist Tracey Spicer is currently investigating sexual abuse and harassment in the media.

Together, these two fierce and furious women will explore how a mass movement is built, and question what the consequences of calling out abusers might be. Is this a turning point in the history of male power and protection, are outdated systems of silence and collusion being dismantled before our eyes, or will everything soon return to how it’s always been? We are living through this unique cultural moment, and we need to ask some important questions: Why now, when it’s been going on so long? Will there be a backlash? And most importantly, what’s going to change?

 

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