Today’s updates from Wom*n’s Action Collective;
We are looking for people to run the following workshops during week 4 on the following topics;
Intro to Economics
How to Navigate Centrelink
Intro to Management
Please let me know if you would be interested in running these workshops
We are looking for Volunteers for Women in Higher Ed week to;
~Help getting people sign our petition on Wednesday and Thursday
~Research Women that we could rename buildings after
~ Write trivia questions themed around women on the following topics
1) Women in sport
3) women in Education
4) Women in Public and Civic Life
5) Notable Australian Women
6)Women and Hollywood (/ media)
Email email@example.com to get involved!
Let me know if you would like to get involved!
A new fridge and freezer!
The Wom*n’s Room (level 1, Union House) now has a fridge and freezer in it! It is welcome to be used by anyone who identifies as a woman. You are welcome to leave your lunch in there but if it is left for more than two days it will be thrown out.
If there are any spills please report it to the Wom*n’s Officers in the student representative area on first floor or leave a note at the front desk!
We are looking for suggestions for week 8-12!! If you have any ideas/ interesting articles feel free to suggest them!
Week 1: Privilege
Week 2: 12-2pm Why MRAs are only a destructive force- a facilitated panel will be for the first hour then free questions from the floor and an open discussion afterwards
Week 3: Men and Feminism; a Workshop for men beforehand 12-1pm then discussion 1-2pm
Week 4: Feminism and the Business world
Article: This Panel of Six White Male CEOs Is Great News for Women
Week 5: Topic to tie in with Arts Week
Week 6: Elections so no feminist discussion group will be held
Week 7: Australian Prison System and Women
Article:How would an Australian version of Orange is the New Black look?
New Event: Femme Afternoons!
A new Queer and Wom*n’s Department Initiative
Wednesday 3pm onwards
Wom*n’s Room, First Floor of Union House
This will be an explicitly Pro Femme, Pro Trans event. There’ll be nail painting, hair braiding, skill sharing, tea and sympathy. The event will be held each week in collaboration with the Queer Department. Come along and bring your friends!
so last week Geoff Shaw, MP for State Parliament, came out with a bill introducing 6 changes to the Abortion Law Reform Act.
He thinks the act as it stands is one of the worst laws in the world in regards to abortion.
We are starting our campaign to make a stand for women’s Autonomy.
Come along on Wednesday at 5pm in the Wom*n’s Room to have your say on the direction of the campaign.
At the moment we are looking at a letter writing campaign/ getting an open letter published.
Wednesday will be about looking at the research we need, any further ideas we have and perhaps drafting the letter.
Here is a snapshot of Geoff Shaw’s bill
Geoff Shaw, the MP who holds the balance of power in the Victorian parliament, will put forward a bill that would radically alter the state’s abortion laws by banning partial-birth and gender selection abortions.
Shaw said he also wanted doctors to provide pain relief to foetuses during abortion procedures and for babies to be resuscitated if they survived abortion attempts.
The independent MP has already voiced his objection to guidelines that require doctors to refer a woman to another medical professional if the first doctor objects to abortion. Shaw says the system is too onerous on anti-abortion doctors.
This bill goes much further, and could result in the largest changes to Victoria’s abortion laws since 2008, when the practice was decriminalised.
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I am currently planning the third night of the Women’s Mentoring Networking Night! Please come along and put it in your diaries so you don’t forget!
Date: Monday 12th May
It’s a bit later this time but that’s okay because there will be an abundance of food to eat to keep you full and drinks to keep your throat lubricated!
Place: Graham Cornish A+ B on the Second Floor of Union house, next to the elevators.
Speaker : Our Next speaker is the Wonderful Yvonne Meng, a well accomplished architect and teaching Associate.
Yvonne studied her Bachelor of Architecture Design at RMIT then went on to do her Masters in Architecture and received her full professional registration last year. During her time at RMIT Yvonne went on exchange to Germany’s Technicshe Universitaet Berlin. Currently, Yvonne works at the City of Melbourne as an architect and at Monash University as a Teaching Associate in history and theory, communications and first year design.
Since 2012 Yvonne has also been the creative director of an event PROCESS, a once a month public lecture series about architecture, design and urbanism. She is also currently a regular guest critic on design studio panels at RMIT and Monash Previously Yvonne Co-chaired VYAG (Victorian Young Architects and Graduates, Victorian branch of a network for young architects that runs part of the Australian Institute of Architects) from 2012- 2013, was on the Institute of Architects Victorian Chapter Council last year (through VYAG) and curated an exhibition for the work of young and emerging architects in Victoria at the Fracture Gallery at Fed Square to give exposure to the younger generation of architects and designers .
Yvonne has amazing professional and academic experience that I encourage everyone to come along and meet her and gain from her wisdom and experience.
It will be a great night to network with women from all fields. Feel free to bring your female/ women friends along.
Hope to see you then!
WOM*N’S DEPARTMENT FAIR WEDNESDAY 7TH MAY
We are looking for donations of clothes, baked goods, nail polish and just all sorts of bric-a-brac to be sold at our Fair on Wednesday 7th of May. Come and drop your donations at the Wom*n’s Office (first flor, Union House). We will accept just about anything!
We will be reselling these goods to fundraise for NOWSA (the annual Women’s conference this year being held in Perth) which is a great opportunity for women to get involved, learn skills and network with women across Australia.
Note: Please only bring in baked goods on the day (Wednesday 7th of May).
Let us know if you are able to donate by emailing Womyns@union.unimelb.edu.au
Then make sure you come and bring your friends along to the fair! We will also teach people how to knit and paint nails (for a small donation).
When: Wednesday 7th of May
Where: North Court or second floor in Union House (TBC)
What: Yummy food, fancy nails, new skills to learn and lots of goods to buy!
Unfortunately Jeanette has been called away.We hope she can join us at a later date. Instead we have Ann Kilpatrick and Anna Morrison coming and speaking to us.
Anna Morrison studied a Bachelor of Arts at Melbourne uni and can relate and talk uniquely on our own experiences . In 2012 she was the Education Academic Officer at University of Melbourne Student Union. Anna now works as adviser in the communications team for Daniel Andrews (Victorian Leader on the Opposition) .
Ann studied at La Trobe University entering via an alternative pathway, studied a Bachelor of Arts; majoring in Maths (yes maths in an arts bachelor) and History. She went on to do her Diploma of Education and a Master of Mathematics and Maths Education here at the University of Melbourne. Ann went on to work in teaching for a few years and then moved to the Australian Stock Exchange before going back to teaching. Ann will talk about her mentors as well as her careers. Ann has also been involved with publishing companies and has made some contributions as editor, writer and presenter of books.
Food will be ready at 5.10 to be eaten so make sure you arrive promptly.Ann will speak at about 5.30 and then Anna will speak after.
I hope to see you tomorrow night!
When: 15 April at 17:10–19:10
Where: Joe Nap A and B, Second Floor of Union House
Hey All our Second Mentoring night is coming up next week.
We still need to confirm a few things but so far we have
Jeanette Hoorn the coordinator of the Gender Studies major, contact for Sexing the Canvas: 10 Works in the NGV and a well researched woman to tie nicely into Rad Sex and Consent week events as well.
Professor Hoorn is an art historian and curator who was educated at The University of New South Wales where she graduated with honours in Australian History in 1978
Professor Hoorn has published eight books and many articles in the fields of Eighteenth and Nineteenth British and French Academic painting; Gender and Orientalism; Darwinian theory in film and painting; Australian Pastoralisms; Australian Indigenous art; Gendering of Modernism in Australian art; Portraiture; Europe’s Civilising Mission in film.
We are hopefully having two speakers~! Will be confirmed soon.
This will be a DRY event (ie no alcohol) but there will be non-alcoholic drinks.
There will be food.
Afterwards I encourage everyone to go to Tsubu for Drinks for the Rad Sex and Consent week event. 🙂
Please note if you are attending NOWSA and would like to receive as much reimbursement/ subsidies as possible you MUST tell us by Friday the 18th April if you are attending and you must have filled out our form and paid the deposit.
We will be booking flights for people who do so, if they wish to fly with us, soon after the 18th so make sure you tell us or you may miss out on a subsidy you could get. After the 18th we will be organizing subsidies so you must have told us by then.
If you are coming to NOWSA and a student at the university of melbourne
Please fill this out;
We are starting to reimburse deposits but you must have filled out the linked form AND send us a screenshot/ some sort of receipt proof to be reimbursed.
please send questions, concerns and screenshot via an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
So These are the things that need to be taking in consideration with money. We are doing our best to make sure we can cover as much as possible- particularly looking at subsidising rego, flights and accommodation. We will let you know as more info comes in!
– food (only one meal is provided at ECU)
– Public Transport; if you have a health care card or your parents have one and you are listed as a dependent PLEASE BRING THIS TO PERTH it will cost the cost of public transport in perth
– Taxi Fares
The Union usually pays for registration so this is our first priority.
We are also trying to subsidise flights and accommodation.
We will need to know by Thursday 17th April if you are coming to nowsa if you wish to have us book flights for you so we can all go as a collective. When you email us please let us know if you have any accessibility requirements.
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