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Kerry Arabena: International Women’s Day Address

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For more than 100 years, International Women’s Day has not only celebrated the political, social and cultural achievements of women, but also focused our attention on initiatives that enable and facilitate women’s equality in a human rights framework.

Professor Kerry Arabena is the chair of Indigenous Health at the Melbourne School of Population and Health. On the eve of International Women’s Day 2014, Professor Arabena explores proposed changes to the Australian Constitution and how these will impact the understanding and delivery of health services to women in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Lunchbox/Soapbox

We love exploring ideas at the Wheeler Centre, and encouraging others to do the same. That’s why every Thursday lunchtime we hand the microphone over to the great thinkers, dreamers and orators of our time.

With a dazzling range of passionate speakers and unusual topics, our soapbox provides a platform for the eclectic, topical and enlightening stories you won’t hear elsewhere. This is the most memorable lunch break you’ll have all week.

If you’re in need of sustenance of body as well as mind, the MOAT lunch cart will be serving delicious $15 lunchboxes in the performance space from 12.20pm.

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Featuring

Kerry Arabena

Dr Kerry Arabena is Chair for Indigenous Health and Professor and Director, Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit, and formerly the Professor and Director of Indigenous Health Research in the School for Indigenous Health, Monash University. A descendant of the Meriam people of the Torres Strait, and a ... Read more

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176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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