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Women of the World Melbourne
Thu, 23/03/2017, 9:00 AM – Sat, 25/03/2017, 10:00 PM AEDT
Former leader of the Black Panther Party, Elaine Brown will headline Women of the World Festival Melbourne (WOW) at Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC), Thursday 23 March – Saturday 25 March 2017.
With 80 plus speakers it brings together international and home grown activists, writers, artists and educators. These women challenge and are changing the conversations of gender and gender equality, they include: Paola Balla (Aus), Elaine Brown (USA), Mahogany Brown (USA), Tania Cañas (Aus), Margaret Harvey (Aus), Maria Katsonis (Aus), Jude Kelly (UK), Jerril Rechter (Aus), Sadaf Saaz (Bangladesh), Mallika Taneja (India) and Zenith Virago (Aus).
Conversation will focus on: Women in political leadership from Black Panther Party to Food Justice; Mental Health, Crisis and Policy, queer and migrant perspectives; Indigenous Matriarchy; Story-telling -– cultural practices as a site of resistance; Health, Sport & Leadership; Death Walking, Natural Death movement, Ageing in the LGBTIQ community; Refugee/ Asylum Advocacy and Self-determination; Female-centered Business Models and Social Justice; Disability, Access, LGBTIQ activism and their intersection with the Arts; and Youth perspective – Matriarchy and Climate Justice.
A free closing concert celebrates WOW Melbourne with Sampa The Great, Mojo Juju, Electric Fields, Black Sistaz, Mz Rzk, Thando and Sugar Fed Leopards.