Satellite sessions live from Sydney Opera House.
Headline sessions from the All About Women festival will be streamed to Maitland Town Hall direct from Sydney Opera House in celebration of International Women’s Day.
Covering topics such as gender, justice and equality, this vibrant event is essential for anyone who wants to take a look at the past, present and future of feminism.
Presented by Maitland City Library in partnership with Sydney Opera House’s satellite program, All About Women will provoke thought and push boundaries.
See below for program. Book now for individual events or come to all. It’s free!
1.00pm – 2.15pm
- Panel – Emily Steel, Sohaila Adulali and others
A decade since the Me Too campaign began, and a year since #metoo rocked the entertainment industry, there has been a clear cultural shift. Has this impacted on the way power functions, or is it temporary and superficial? A panel headed by Emily Steel will explore how the movement must evolve to represent women worldwide and create long lasting cultural and political change.
2.45pm – 4.00pm
- Panel led by Sara Salah
In a global feminist movement, our understanding of women’s rights needs to extend beyond the English-speaking world. Going far beyond stereotypes, this is an invaluable insight into the underground of feminist activism across the Arab world.
4.00pm – 5.15pm
- Panel to be advised
Women have a huge amount to contribute to public life and our society would benefit from greater female representation in parliament. Join this frank discussion between some of the most senior female politicians in the country about the pitfalls and rewards of their jobs, and how we can shift the culture so girls who want to grow up to be PM are inspired, not discouraged.