Enough: An In the National Interest Panel
Please note: This event is now being held online.
You are invited to a panel discussion with Jenny Macklin, Kate Thwaites, Jill Hennessy and Kate Fitz-Gibbon, around the issues of respect and violence, chaired by the Victorian Women’s Trust’s Mary Crooks.
In their essay Enough is Enough, former MP for Jagajaga, Jenny Macklin and current Member for Jagajaga, Kate Thwaites make an urgent call for respect for women in Parliament. “We want to seize this moment to do the unfinished work — to make sure that women are not just in the room, but that they are safe there. We say enough is enough.”
The essay Respect by Victorian Labor MP and former Health Minister and Attorney General, Jill Hennessy leads a passionate argument for the basic need for respect in our parliaments, across our institutions and with fellow members of society.
In Our National Shame: Violence Against Women Kate Fitz-Gibbbon takes a critical look at the national emergency of violence against women. She reminds us that violence against women is not a private issue that needs bespoke, case-by-case solutions. It is a community-wide problem that, to be properly addressed, requires a dramatic shift in how we understand and respond to men’s violence, and most importantly, the tackling of gender inequality in this country.
This event is free to attend but bookings are essential.
How to ‘attend’ a virtual event at Readings
This event commences online at 6.30pm using the video conferencing platform Zoom.
To book for this event, you must provide your email address.
To ensure the Zoom event stays private, participants will be emailed a unique zoom link and a password 30 minutes before the event begins on the day of the event. Please check your email.
All bookings for online events will be closed one hour before the event begins.
You do not need to have a Zoom account to join a meeting, but mobile users will need to download the Zoom app for their device. Desktop and laptop users can either download the Zoom application or access the event via their web browser.
Book Launch: The First Time I Thought I Was Dying (postponed)
The Collective, 139 Elgin Street, Carlton