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A World of Difference: Decolonising Feminism

When

Nearly 20 years ago, Aileen Moreton-Robinson’s pioneering work Talkin’ Up to the White Woman took a sledgehammer to the idea of a unified sisterhood serving the common good of all women. It was Australia’s first ever analysis of feminism from an Indigenous woman’s standpoint. So, how far have we come?

It’s a problem faced by women everywhere: against a backdrop of racism and colonial privilege, unexamined whiteness and systemic oppression, a dominant representation of feminism has prevailed. How do we un-whitewash our feminism? 

Hosted by Jamila Rizvi.

This event will be Auslan interpreted.

Featuring

Aileen Moreton-Robinson

Distinguished Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson is a Goenpul woman of the Quandamooka people (Moreton Bay) and is Professor of Indigenous Research at RMIT University. She was appointed as Australia’s first Indigenous Distinguished Professor in 2016 and was a founding member of the Native American ... Read more

Fatima Bhutto

‘Millions of women suffer but they also struggle, they resist and fight. Pakistan is a harsh country, an unfair country, but it also produces women with extraordinary spirit.’ Fatima Bhutto was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and grew up in Syria and Pakistan. She is the author of six books o... Read more

Intan Paramaditha

‘Identifying myself as a feminist writer is still important and still a political stance, but I need to be constantly aware of the implications, power relations, and more importantly, the responsibility that comes with it.’ Intan Paramaditha is a fiction writer and an academic. She holds a PhD ... Read more

Ruby Hamad

‘That the voices of Women of Colour are getting louder and more influential is a testament less to the accommodations made by the dominant white culture and more to their own grit in a society that implicitly – and sometimes explicitly – wants them to fail.’ Ruby Hamad is an author and PhD ... Read more

Portrait of Jamila Rizvi
Jamila Rizvi

Jamila Rizvi  is a best-selling author for adults and children and an opinion columnist for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. She is the Chief of Content, Community and Online Learning at Nine’s Future Women and hosts a number of podcasts, The Weekend Briefing, Anonymous Was A Woman and Th... Read more

Location

Melbourne Town Hall

90-120 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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