Girls Will Be Girls 1st Birthday + Fundraiser
Apr
27
5:00 PM17:00

Girls Will Be Girls 1st Birthday + Fundraiser

It’s our first birthday this year and we’re super excited to be continuing this journey! Join us for a drink, a boogie and get your hands on a brand spankin’ new zine. There will be limited edition GWBG merchandise on offer and all proceeds raised will go directly towards compensating our contributors, the life-blood of GWBG, for a full year and imagining a bigger and bolder platform in 2018. Last year, we inspired an audience of over 11,000 readers and with your help, we can’t wait to continue carving out a space to challenge that pesky little patriarchy!

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BE. Curious // Self Love Talk
Mar
19
2:30 PM14:30

BE. Curious // Self Love Talk

BE. CURIOUS presents a talk all about SELF LOVE!
We have a hand picked selection of panelists who are young, inspirational, fearlessly vulnerable and unapologetic who are an embodiment of the SELF LOVE journey. Each one is driven to openly share the fundamental importance of self care.

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The Hidden Pay Gap: QVWC Panel for IWD
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

The Hidden Pay Gap: QVWC Panel for IWD

Join moderator Deirdre Fidge and panellists Celeste Liddle, Julie Kun, Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen, and Eva Birch as they discuss the ways in which structural gender discrimination and cultural biases in the workplace and at home contribute to financial exclusion at every stage of a woman’s life.

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Georgia Fields and String Quartet // with Anna Cordell
Mar
4
7:00 PM19:00

Georgia Fields and String Quartet // with Anna Cordell

Melbourne’s favourite chameleon of pop GEORGIA FIELDS is laying herself bare with a rare and intimate performance at the Northcote Uniting Church on Saturday 4 March. Accompanied only by her string quartet, Fields invites you to immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural acoustics of the chapel as she presents brand new ‘strings only’ arrangements of songs spanning her 10-year career.

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Melbourne Women in Film Festival 2017
Mar
3
to Mar 4

Melbourne Women in Film Festival 2017

This is the official event for the 2017 Melbourne Women in Film Festival, an event that celebrates and supports the work of women filmmakers and creatives across all disciplines in the industry, including directors, writers, producers, cinematographers, sound designers and editors. 

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Official Midsumma Pride March
Jan
29
2:00 PM14:00

Official Midsumma Pride March

  • Fitzroy Street Saint Kilda, VIC, 3182 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

With its origins in the spontaneous demonstrations of Stonewall and speaking to the struggles of LGBTQIA+ peoples everywhere, Midsumma Pride March is a spectacular act of solidarity in a world where many go without rights, dignity and visibility.
Follow the 22nd Pride March as it surges through
St Kilda and culminates in an afternoon of festivities at Catani Gardens.

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Invasion Day Melbourne 2017
Jan
26
11:00 AM11:00

Invasion Day Melbourne 2017

If 2016 showed us anything, it's that the fight for Aboriginal rights is far from over. From the disgraceful human rights abuses in Don Dale, to the continuing exploitation of Indigenous labour via the Government's Community Development Program, to the ongoing fights against mining operations and nuclear dumps on Aboriginal lands - 2016 will stand as one of the most regressive years in this country's history.

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Sick Sad Grrrls - A Daria Themed Party
Jan
21
7:00 PM19:00

Sick Sad Grrrls - A Daria Themed Party

Sad Grrrls Club are kicking off the new year with a party and a fundraiser for Sad Grrrls Fest 2017! Have a boogie to the soul-rock grooves of Sydney's Jackie Brown Jr, Rock out to emo-punks The Football Club and then we're capping it all off with grunge punks Thrasher Jynx. Plus we've got the Sad Grrrls Club DJs playing all your favourite 90s and 00s hits, and prizes for costumes! 

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Free Public Lecture: Posthuman Feminism
Dec
9
6:30 PM18:30

Free Public Lecture: Posthuman Feminism

This lecture given by Professor Rosi Braidotti will address the so-called ‘post-human’ turn in contemporary feminist theory in the light of three main considerations: firstly the shifting perception and understanding of ‘the human’ in the Life sciences. Secondly, the effects of globalisation as a system that functions by instilling processes of ‘timeless time’ and perverse, multiple time-lines. Thirdly, the impact of inhuman factors like wars and conflicts in contemporary governmentality and the new forms of discrimination they engender on a planetary scale. Last but not least, this lecture examines the implications of this historical context for progressive, affirmative politics in general and gender and feminist issues in particular.

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F*EMS Issue 6 Launch and Exhibition
Dec
8
4:00 PM16:00

F*EMS Issue 6 Launch and Exhibition

F*EMS will be celebrating the launch of their 6th Issue (as well as the addition of a sneaky lil' asterisk) with an exhibition in the city!

Come along to 1000 £ Bend to check out some awesome local art, grab a copy of our Body Positivity Issue, and have a drink with some mega babes. 

Exhibiting artists and more info TBC

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Red My Lips
Dec
7
to Dec 14

Red My Lips

  • Tall, Dark & Coffee Café and Creative Space (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Elena McGannon has been working in collaboration with Red My Lips, an international non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting those suffering the impacts of sexual violence or assault.

Her portrait series of the same name aims to dismantle the myths and social constructs that perpetrate these issues. Clad in red lipstick, her subjects share their stories and thoughts on sexual violence, its impact, and the importance of compassion and solidarity. 

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Primary Prevention of Violence Against Women: From Local to Global
Dec
2
4:00 PM16:00

Primary Prevention of Violence Against Women: From Local to Global

  • Storey Hall, RMIT City campus (Building 16, Auditorium) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This panel discussion brings together experts with experience in challenging the structures, cultures and practices that drive violence against women. Drawing on projects from within Australia and beyond, the panel will discuss the primary prevention of violence against women, and respond to audience questions about what is needed to create lasting social change on this vital issue. 

The panel discussion will be facilitated by Dr Anastasia Powell, co-convenor of the Gendered Violence and Abuse Research Alliance (GeVARA) at RMIT University. It will be followed by light refreshments in the venue foyer. 

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The Plight for Equality: Seeking Asylum and Being Queer
Dec
1
6:30 PM18:30

The Plight for Equality: Seeking Asylum and Being Queer

  • The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The way that Australia treats people seeking asylum is known to cause significant physical, sexual and psychological impacts. These impacts are particularly felt by LGBTI people seeking asylum. This panel discussion will focus on why the way LGBTI people seeking asylum are treated is both a human rights issue and a gay rights issue. We will aim to raise awareness and education to bring about an understanding of how the current political attitudes in Australia towards the queer community intersects with how Australia treats queer people seeking asylum. 

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