All About Women Satellite

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Riverside Theatres and Sydney Opera House present

All About Women Satellite


Raffertys Theatre


04 March 2018

Event Type

Live Event

You don’t need to be at the Sydney Opera House on 4 March to experience the main stage action of All About Women. We’re excited to be streaming live three headline sessions and an exclusive backstage interview, direct from the Sydney Opera House. The All About Women Satellite Program invites you to reflect on the past and imagine the future of feminism.

Grabbing Back: Women in the Age of Trump PANEL – Fran Lebowitz, Tarana Burke and others

1430-1530 #Metoo: the making of a movement – Tarana Burke and Tracey Spicer

1600-1730 Suffragettes to Social Media: Waves of Feminism PANEL – Barbara Caine, Nakkiah Lui, Anne Summers, and Rebecca Walker

Panel | Fran Lebowitz, Francesca Donner and Sophia Nelson

Thank you to those who have trialled the test link I sent on Tuesday. We will keep the link live for another couple of days for those who are yet to do this. As mentioned, we are hoping to minimise the number of calls made to David Harris on the day, so if you could test the link either today or over the weekend, that would be much appreciated.

‘I think putting a wife to work is a dangerous thing,’ Trump said in a 1994 interview. Since entering office, Trump’s administration has eroded the rights of women by worsening conditions for female-dominated, low-income industries and legislating against reproductive rights. Communities of colour have similarly been targeted by proposed immigration laws, education policies, and more. But resistance is springing up. Nasty women are uniting. Trump has inspired conversations, marches,and many, many memes. In fact, he has delivered women a new challenge: how do we respond to the new world order?

Tarana Burke and Tracey Spicer

Tarana Burke is one of Time Magazine’s People of the Year. She also founded Me Too movement in 2007 when she began a campaign to amplify the voices of victims of sexual harassment. Building on her work, actress Alyssa Milano began the hashtag #metoo in October 2017, sparking 12 million posts and reactions in the first 24 hours from women worldwide.

Similarly, veteran Australian journalist Tracey Spicer is currently investigating sexual abuse and harassment in the media.

Together, these two fierce and furious women will explore how a mass movement is built, and question what the consequences of calling out abusers might be. Is this a turning point in the history of male power and protection, are outdated systems of silence and collusion being dismantled before our eyes, or will everything soon return to how it’s always been? We are living through this unique cultural moment, and we need to ask some important questions: Why now, when it’s been going on so long? Will there be a backlash? And most importantly, what’s going to change?

Panel | Barbara Caine, Nakkiah Lui, Anne Summers, and Rebecca Walker

While it’s hard to put a starting date on a complex social movement, modern western feminism has been around for about a hundred years. To celebrate, we are taking stock of what we’ve achieved, and looking at whats left to fight for.

We’re welcomed in the workplace, but women’s work is undervalued and underpaid. We have a measure of reproductive freedom but are still frighteningly vulnerable to sexual violence. Each wave of feminism has faced extraordinary challenges. This panel will be a meeting of generations as we look to an optimistic future: no feminist, aspiring or jaded, can afford to miss it.

Date & Time: 4 March at 1pm

Ticket Options

Sessions $7.50
Package - All 3 sessions $15
Transaction fees apply
Screen $1.65


1300-1400       Women in the Age of Trump (60 mins)

1430-1530       #Metoo and the making of a movement (60 mins)

1600-1730       Suffragettes to Social Media: Waves of Feminism (90 mins)

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