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The WRAW Festival is a week-long celebration that occurs annually coinciding with International Women’s Day (8 March). Check out events below!

 

  • Wednesday, March 01, 2017 at 05:30 PM

    IEU Feminist Bookclub

     

     

    The Independent Education Union (IEU) is back with our second feminist book club! What makes a book feminist? Why do we like feminist literature? What's changed since the last time we came together, and how will feminist literature change to reflect it?

     

    The books we’ve chosen are a classic; “My Brilliant Career” by Miles Franklin and a contemporary; “Hope Farm” by Peggy Frew. An esteemed panel, led by the fabulous Corinne Grant, will be discussing these novels and opening up the floor to questions from the audience. 

     

    Read up if you can before you come along, or come with an open mind and two new to-reads to walk away with.   

     

    IEU members can book by emailing iwd@ieuvictas.org.au, others call (03)9254 1860 and press 2 to pay ($10)

  • Thursday, March 02, 2017 at 09:00 AM · 102 rsvps
    Victorian Trades Hall Council in Carlton, Australia

    Conference: Taking Action to Stop Gendered Violence at Work

     

    Over 60% of women have experienced bullying, harassment or violence in the workplace. The Conference brings together worker-activists and unions to commit to stopping gendered violence.

    Those who will benefit from attending include:

    • Union officials and delegates
    • Health and Safety Representatives
    • PVAW practitioners
    • Community activists and advocates
    • Public policy practitioners, academics and researchers in the field

    The format and content of this day qualifies for the purposes of trade union training leave.

    Tickets are available for purchase here.

    (But if you're a member of your union, contact them to register you.)

    Accessibility: Trades Hall is an old building but we will do all we can to make the event accessible for women with disabilities. Many of the rooms are wheelchair accessible. If given enough notice we will make adjustments as best we can for other access requirements.

  • Friday, March 03, 2017 at 07:00 PM · $15.00 AUD · 170 rsvps
    The Melba Spiegeltent in Collingwood, Australia

    WRAW Fest Gala

    Featuring Anna Go-Go and Melbourne’s hottest DJ, Whiskey Houston, the WRAWFest Gala is a place for all our feminist activists to come together, celebrate our achievements and things to come, and let our hair down.

    Held this year in the fantastic Melba Spiegeltent, you can be sure there'll be dancing, there'll be singing, there'll be sisters, and there won't be speeches.  

    It's the Feminist Activist social event of the year, not to be missed! 

    Accessibility: The Melba Spiegeltent is accessible to wheelchair users and those with other mobility problems. However, please note that the permanent booths in the Spiegeltent require patrons to step up one step to the seating. We are able to clear a space for patrons to stay in their chair and we are also happy to reserve a space next to this for any companions or friends attending with you. If you have any other access requirements please contact us and we will make adjustments as best we can.

  • Saturday, March 04, 2017 at 09:30 AM · 63 rsvps
    Ikon Park (North Side of Stadium) in Carlton North, Australia

    Women's Footy Clinic and Discussion

    It's officially footy season! We're really excited to support the launch of the AFL Women's League with this event, and hopefully meet some future women footballers in our clinic.

    Come along at 9.30am to take part in a special footy clinic and perfect that goal-kicking technique you've been attempting. After you've worked up a sweat, cool down with a discussion about the Women's League and women in footy.

    At 11.35, the game will kick off at Ikon Park, so join us in supporting the mighty Western Bulldogs!

    The clinic itself is a free event, but to make sure you can get into the game, you'll need to purchase a ticket here

    (Please purchase a general admission ticket for the 2.05pm game on this fixture between Carlton and St Kilda -- this ticket will gain you entry to the 11.35am women's game!)

    Open to all ages, this is an event not to be missed by footy lovers of all stripes (yes, even Collingwood supporters).                   

  • Sunday, March 05, 2017 at 01:00 PM · 54 rsvps
    Victorian Trades Hall Council in Carlton, Australia

    An Afternoon @ the Hall

    Have you got an itch to get involved as a feminist activist, but never known how? Now's your chance! 

    Join us for a day of activism, skills development and feminist fun!

    • Campaigning Skills Workshop including chanting!    
    • Go-Go Dancing for Change  
    • Feminist Brewing Workshop
    • Victorian Trades Hall Women’s History Tour             

     We'll be teaching you some crucial activist skills to get you on your feet, and introducing you to some seasoned feminist activists who can share their own skills and experiences. Plus, Go-Go Dancing for Change. How much better can it get? 

    Accessibility: Trades Hall is an old building but we will do all we can to make the event accessible for women with disabilities. Many of the rooms are wheelchair accessible. If given enough notice we will make adjustments as best we can for other access requirements.

  • Tuesday, March 07, 2017 at 05:30 PM
    Various Locations in Wodonga, Australia

    NTEU Vic Women's Network

    Join us at our first 2017 get-together for NTEU women members from across Victoria. We will be holding Women's Network meetings in Melbourne, Bendigo, Shepparton, and Wodonga.

    To find out more and how you can get involved contact the National Tertiary Education Union, Victorian Division on

    (03) 9254 1930

    Note: this event is restricted to members of the National Tertiary Education Union.

  • Tuesday, March 07, 2017 at 06:30 PM · 388 rsvps
    The Oxford Scholar in Melbourne, Australia

    Feminism in the Pub: What is Feminist Activism?

    Come and hang out with the Sisterhood! Join us and get stuck into some serious feministing as we ask ourselves, what is feminist activism?

    Like women themselves, feminist activism is diverse and takes many forms. Join our panelists as we challenge ourselves to really think about our feminist activism and what we want feminist activism to look like in 2017.  

    You won't want to miss out on this chance to hear from feminist activists:

    Celeste Liddle - Proud Arrernte woman, feminist, unionist

    Jax Jacki Brown - Disability and queer rights activist

    Eleisha Mullane - Mums 4 Refugees

    Adele Murdolo – Executive Director, Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health

    Accessibility: The Oxford Scholar is accessible to wheelchair users and those with other mobility problems. If you have any other access requirements please contact us and we will make adjustments as best we can.

  • Tuesday, March 07, 2017 at 06:30 PM
    Australian Education Union Building in Abbotsford, Australia

    Australian Education Union IWD Dinner

    Join us for an evening with Anne Summers. This year we are excited to announce that Anne Summers will launch her “Women’s Manifesto” at the annual AEU Women's Dinner to mark IWD!

    Note: this event is restricted to women members of the Australian Education Union.

  • Wednesday, March 08, 2017 at 07:30 AM
    CFMEU Training Unit in Port Melbourne, Australia

    CFMEU Women in Construction OHS Training

    Celebrate International Women’s Day by participating in a Training Day for Women in the CFMEU. The day will focus around OHS industry issues.

    Details of the training agenda will be available mid-February.

    Note: this event is restricted to members of the CFMEU. 

  • Wednesday, March 08, 2017 at 07:30 AM · 176 rsvps
    Victorian Trades Hall Council in Carlton, Australia

    Summer Breakfast with Anne Summers

    Join us to welcome celebrated feminist activist Anne Summers at our Summer Breakfast event to celebrate International Women's Day. Brought to you jointly by the VTHC and the ACTU, this is a special event that no feminist activist will want to miss! 

    A light breakfast will be provided (think croissants and fresh fruit) and Anne will speak about her experiences as an activist and the next steps for her work in the future.  

    A perfect start to IWD before we come together in the afternoon to march through the city, don't let this one slip past you - it's sure to be a highlight of this year's WRAWFest!

    Accessibility: Trades Hall is an old building but we will do all we can to make the event accessible for women with disabilities. Many of the rooms are wheelchair accessible. If given enough notice we will make adjustments as best we can for other access requirements.


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