Broadly Speaking: Power, Privilege and Pushing Back
In our first Broadly Speaking event, Aileen Moreton-Robinson talked about the blinkers of white feminism, and explored alternative ways for women to conceive of freedom and power. In this follow-up panel discussion, we brought together exceptional minds from Australia and abroad to expand on the themes of sovereignty, race and activism.
Hosted by journalist and podcaster Amy McQuire, our panellists – including lawyer…
The End of Orthodoxy: Australia in a post-pandemic world
A full transcript of the event is available here.
'We must always recall the lessons of the 1930s,' Penny Wong writes. 'Humanity has seen what happens if we allow nationalism and xenophobia to take hold.'
The global pandemic has thrown the weaknesses of our global economic system into sharp relief. It’s also aggravated the animosity between America and China to…
Broadly Speaking: Aileen Moreton-Robinson: 20th Anniversary of Talkin’ Up to the White Woman
It's been 20 years since Aileen Moreton-Robinson wrote Talkin’ Up to the White Woman, the seminal work of Australian First Nations scholarship that exposed the blinding whiteness, and the serious limitations, of Australian feminist thought.
In her book, Moreton-Robinson traces and honours the history of Indigenous women’s activism in Australia and lays bare some uncomfortable truths about white women’s complicity…
We Are Nemeses: Talking Experimental Comedy
Vidya Rajan and Alistair Baldwin are Nemeses, a newly formed and already dysfunctional comedy duo. The pair had their Melbourne International Comedy Festival show cancelled due to the pandemic, but their toxic and unnecessary creative collaboration stops for no one!
Join Vidya and Alistair as they attempt to grab this viral moment and rise to the never-ending demands of content…
The Next Chapter: Lunchtime Q&A
‘You get money and time to write. Proper money! You get mentoring for a year and all kinds of focused, wise support. No deadlines, no commercial pressures and no one uses that god-awful word “outcomes” … These things are as rare as hen’s teeth at the best of times, and at this moment of amplified precarity and uncertainty, they are…
Ursula Dubosarsky: By the Book
Ursula Dubosarsky knew she wanted to be a writer when she was six years old. Today she's the author of more than 60 books and Australia's 2020–21 Children's Laureate. For this conversation we're bringing this prolific author and literary ambassador together with two avid teen readers, Caitlin and Yanna from 100 Story Building. Caitlin and Yanna will interview Dubosarsky on…
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