“I THINK putting a wife to work is a dangerous thing,’ opined businessman Donald Trump in a 1994 interview. This March, join a conversation about the triumphs and challenges of feminism with key talks from All About Women, streamed live from the Sydney Opera House.
Hosted by Museum of the Riverina, the program of live-streamed talks will take place just days before International Women’s Day. This year’s speakers include Tracey Spicer, Anne Summers, Nakkiah Lui and the author who coined the term ‘third-wave feminism,’ Rebecca Walker.
As well as seeing the talks live for a fraction of the going ticket price in Sydney, Wagga’s audience will be treated to a satellite-exclusive Q&A session with one of the festival’s headline speakers.
First up is a panel lead by Fran Lebowitz, examining the vexed situation for women in Trump’s America.
Then join Australian journalist Tracey Spicer and the founder of the ‘Me Too’ movement Tarana Burke. The ‘MeToo’ hashtag dominated headlines throughout the latter half of 2017, ending the career of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and starting a global conversation about sexual assault. Together, these two women will talk about the consequences of calling out abusers, and their thoughts about the movement more broadly.
Why now, when it has been going on so long? Will there be a backlash? And most importantly, what’s going to change?
The third headline session brings multiple generations of feminist leaders, including Anne Summers, Rebecca Walker and actor and writer Nakkiah Lui, to consider the waves of feminism that have transformed Western society over the last 100 years or so.
Women and men are welcome to attend All About Women, with the full program running from 1pm to 5.30pm at the Council Meeting Room on Sunday, March 4.
Register for All About Women under the events tab at museumriverina.com.au – a $5 entry fee helps the museum cover the cost of catering.
Wagga Wagga’s All About Women Satellite is presented by Museum of the Riverina in partnership with the Sydney Opera House.