By ANDREA LOUSIE THOMAS
In advance of International Women’s Day on March 8, the Sydney Opera House, as part of its Talks and Ideas series, is hosting the fourth annual All About Women Festival on Sunday, 6th March.
A world-class event with speakers from all corners of the globe, All About Women is a day of talks and discussions expressing thoughts and ideas about what matters most to women whilst providing a platform for women’s voices.
2016’s event features thirty guest speakers from eight countries talking about how issues such as inequality, unconscious bias, Indigenous activism, the economy, incarceration, violence, masculinity and the power of the written word, particularly memoir, affect women.
Not only does it take over the Sydney Opera House, but four hours of the day-long event will be live-streamed to venues around the world including, Frankston Arts Centre’s Cube 37. Melbourne comedian, Tracy Bartram, will MC the event in Frankston.
Two talks will be live-streamed to Cube 37. The first is titled “What Needs to Change?” A panel of prominent women across many fields will discuss what they would do if they had the power to make overnight changes to society.
Following the panel is Piper Kerman (Orange is the New Black, pictured above), who will talk about what she learnt about women during her incarceration. She’ll also talk about her work as an advocate for the rights of prisoners.
Don’t miss the opportunity to think, discuss and consider the challenges, ideas and issues that affect and matter to today’s women on Sunday, 6th March at 12.30pm at Cube 37.
For bookings, call 9784 1060 or visit thefac.com.au
First published in Mint Magazine – February 2016