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Women of the World Festival



WOW – Women of the World Festival Melbourne
Thursday 23 March – Saturday 25 March 2017
Footscray Community Arts Centre

WOW Melbourne is a three-day festival of critical conversations, music, film and performances. It offers an extraordinary program of events that celebrate women’s achievements and explores the challenges that are still faced today, Thursday 23 March - Saturday 25 March.

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.

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